Study Site Coordinator



Location: Hanoi
Contract Type: Fulltime (100% FTE)
Duration: 12 months (extension to be based on performance and availability of funds)
Start Date: 01 November 2019
Travel requirements: Frequent travel to districts within Hanoi.


Interactive Research and Development (IRD) is a global health research and service delivery company with headquarters in Singapore. IRD’s pioneering work in areas where global health, behavioral economics and information technology converge have provided an exciting impetus for growth. IRD’s teams support and operate global health research and delivery programs in Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uganda, South Africa, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe. IRD VN is a locally registered key partner working on the endTB and endTB-Q projects which have introduced and evaluated delamanid- and bedaquiline-based regimens for treatment of MDR-TB in Viet Nam. In addition, IRD VN has been implementing mobile chest X-ray screening campaigns in key populations, such as the elderly and isolated island communities.

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  • Engage with relevant stakeholders at the Community level, study participants and contacts.
  • Solicit support from local stakeholders to recruit and train community health workers (CHW) in the wards in which study participants reside for treatment support throughout the course of the study.
  • Obtain weekly Xpert results for all machines placed at District TB Units.
  • Conduct pre-screening (and contact investigation, if convenient) for all patients with a rifampicin-resistance result on Xpert.
  • Follow-up and manage the screening activity for all patients with a rifampicin-resistance result on Xpert.
  • Obtain first-level consent from eligible candidates prior to referring to Hanoi Lung Hospital.
  • Monitor pre-/screening, testing procedures and referral of TB patients from district TB Unit to Hanoi Lung Hospital.
  • Follow-up with TB officers to ensure that all persons eligible for Xpert will be tested at the District TB Units with Xpert capacity diligently.
  • Follow-up with participants, commune TB officers, District TB Unit and province-level staff on the status of referrals of potential participants.
  • Coordinate with commune health station TB officers and community members to provide contact investigation and adherence support.
  • Ensure the provision of treatment support consisting of people follow-up via in-person visit or phone of at least once a week.
  • Monitor trial participants interactions to ensure that they are followed up daily by Community Health Workers
  • Support treatment follow-up and missed doses should be notified within 24 hours to DTU study, DOT staff and site coordinator.
  • Work with Community Health Workers to conduct household visits for all the study participants to provide adherence counseling and contact tracing.
  • Collaborate with Community Health Workers, TB officers and DTU on case management for each participant managed for the entire duration of treatment.
  • Support and monitor the administration of evening doses as per protocol.
  • Enter all endTB observational study data into the EMR system.
  • Weekly and monthly report as required.
  • Support other work as required by the study and site coordinator.


  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness to continually self-educate.
  • Computer skills, including familiarity and comfort with using Microsoft Word, Excel, data management and others


  • A bachelor degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics/statistics, or related discipline is required
  • At least one year of work experience as a study site coordinator.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Vietnamese is required


  • A cover letter written in English
  • An up-to-date, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Photocopy of degree certificate(s) / diploma(s)
  • One employment reference (include name, phone number, and e-mail address)


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Sun, 2019-10-20