Project Manager (JDHAN-0324-003)

PositionProject Manager (JDHAN-0324-003)
GroupClinical Trials Unit
LocationBase in OUCRU (Hanoi or HCMC)
Hours of workFull time: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week, extra hours may be required.
TenureInitially for 01 year, including a 02 month probation period, with possibility of extension.
Reporting toAWARE1 PI
Vacancy referenceJDHAN-0324-003
BackgroundThe Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit, with sites offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia and Kathmandu in Nepal. In Vietnam, we are hosted by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi. OUCRU Nepal has partnerships with the Patan Academy of Health Sciences and Patan Hospital, and OUCRU Indonesia exists in partnership with the University of Indonesia. As a Wellcome Trust Africa Asia Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.

OUCRU’s vision is to have local, regional and global impact on health by leading a locally driven research programme on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. Priority is given to health issues important to the hospitals where we work, and to the countries as a whole where we operate: Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal.  All work is intended not only to benefit the patients seen daily at our host hospitals, but also to help improve patient care.

OUCRU employs approximately 320 people across Viet Nam and has an average annual budget of USD 12mil.

Please see more information on OUCRU website:
Job summaryThe global rise in inappropriate antibiotic use is a threat to population health. Over 90% of human use is in primary care (PC), with rapidly increasing use of broad-spectrum oral Watch antibiotics seen in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A core component of antibiotic stewardship is improvement in clinical treatment decision-making by frontline health workers. The overall aim of this trial is to develop and test a framework for future surveillance, benchmarking and population based interventional trials of optimal antibiotic use in LMIC PC settings. The educational and organisational intervention will be based on the 2022 WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) AWaRe (Access–Watch–Reserve) Book. The pragmatic global cluster randomised trial will be performed in countries across Asia and Africa to determine the effectiveness and safety of an AWaRe system-based intervention on appropriately reducing total and oral Watch antibiotic prescribing and will be designed as a blueprint for future population-based PC trials.
The role of the Project Manager is overall managing the project in the study countries across Asia and Africa to ensure the project is delivered on time with the adherence to study protocol, GCP and local requirements.
The candidate can be based on either Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh city.
Key responsibilities and tasksThis involves the following:
– Be responsible for managing the study across Asia and Africa study sites
– Work and coordinate with country and site leads / coordinators within the study countries in Africa and Asia.
– Adhere to the study protocol, study procedure and local requirement relating to clinical research, ensure the study sites comply with protocol and GCP or relevant requirements.
– Be part of the trial steering committee, attend weekly meetings, report progress of the study and propose a range of solutions to emerging obstacles
– Manage and administer project-specific budgets.
– Work with OUCRU admin and finance teams to support meeting all operational and financial reporting requirements of the funder.
– Liaise with the Clinical Trials Units and researchers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to implement and report on activities.
– Manage the logistics of delivering training sessions and organize remote support the study team in all AWARE1 trial sites.
– Track and report the study progress to supervisor and PIs as required
– Work and develop the research SOPs, manual, CRFs
– Organize and conduct the visit as study planned.
– Communicate and work with the study site to keep track the progress, identify the problems and support to solve the problems.
– Manage supervision of study implementation to ensure efficient and high-quality research operation in line with international standards, including principles of Good – Clinical Practice.
– Run workshops and meetings with high-level stakeholders, as well as local partners.
– Manage the logistics of delivering training sessions
– Draft report, and presentations and research papers.
– Present project activities and represent OUCRU at meetings and workshops
– Other tasks requested by the principal investigator.
Selection criteriaEssential

– Advanced university (Master or above) degree in medicine, public health or life science.
– A minimum of 3 years working experience in clinical research or clinical trial.
– Experience of managing projects in communities, and effectively interact with and work with a range of local partners.
– Budget management experience and capacity to handle financial issues
– Excellent communication and management skills in cross-cultural settings
– Diplomacy skills and evidence of working with government essential
– Experience managing teams and supervising others
– Excellent level of spoken and written English and Vietnamese


– Experience of working in multi-country, multi-culture clinical research is an advantage
– Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, and yet be team player
– Highly organized
– Experience with research publications
– Energetic and creative; open to new approaches and ideas
Benefits– Contracted salary:
* Grade: RS4/IC4
* Salary ranges: $ 1,476 – $ 1,715 gross per month
– Optional insurance: In-patient and out-patient medical coverage; Personal accident insurance coverage
– Two months’ salary for annual bonus and clothes 
– Annual leave 18 days each year for the first year
– Other responsibilities and benefits are based on Viet Nam Labour Law.
How to applyInterested qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed resume and cover letter in English, including copies of relevant degrees, certificates by email to Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Hoa – Operations Manager:
* The cover letter should detail:
– What part of your education, training or employment history has best equipped you for this position and why you would be a good candidate?
– Contacts of two referees who are your latest HR/ line manager and can provide details of relevant work experience and attitude

* We thank all applicants for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Contact personPham Thi Thanh Hoa
Deadline for submission30 April 2024
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