Clinical Project Manager

Nairobi, Kenya
[Closing date: 9 October 2015]

DNDi is looking for a Clinical Project Manager in HIV Pediatric programs who will play a leading role in the Clinical development of new drugs and treatments for neglected diseases. S/he will be involved in the supervision, development and regulatory review of clinical trial projects in Africa. She/he will ensure the smooth running of Clinical Trials, according to Good Clinical Practice and other ICH Guidelines. She/he will maintain and generate documentation pertaining to the management of the trial and will manage Partners and Clinical Research Organization to insure the above goals are obtained. As a Clinical Manager s/he will be expected to maintain frequent interaction with investigator’s teams and the DNDi Project team and to directly oversee the DNDi budget for his/her given studies. S/he will report to the HIV/HCV Clinical Team Leader in Geneva and the Director DNDi Africa Regional Office, Nairobi.

This position is based in Nairobi – with a Kenyan contract.

  • To coordinate all clinical trial related activities guaranteeing:

­       – the respect of the rights, the safety and the protection of the persons participating in the clinical trial
­       – the respect of the applicable regulations and recommendations, and of the Clinical Trial Protocol
­       – the accuracy, the veracity, completeness, consistency with the source data collected

  • Compliance with the objectives, the planning, the timelines and the clinical trial budget.


Main Tasks

Project Management

  • Planning, set-up and follow-up of the clinical trials,
  • Follow-up of the clinical trial progress: monitor milestones, compliance with the recording deadlines, presentation meeting of the clinical trial progress to the project team
  • Follow-up of the subcontractors and partners during the clinical trial
  • Management of clinical budgets and invoices
  • Development of clinical trial tools
  • Interaction with Data and Safety Monitoring Board Members
  • Provide progress reports to Head of Disease Program on individual projects including budget updates on a regular basis.

Clinical Trial Design

  • Finalize the development and secure approval of the clinical trial documents: Clinical Trial Protocol, Statistical Analysis Plan, Data Management Plan, Informed Consent Documents, Case Report Form…
  • Coordination of the clinical trial documentation.

Clinical Trial Set-up

  • Management of the clinical trial set-up:

­      – administrative steps (e.g. submission to Competent Authorities and Ethics Committees…)
­       investigators’ selection and Investigators’ Meeting
­      – coordination of the logistics (sending the Investigational Medicinal Products to the trial sites)

Clinical Trial Follow-up and Clinical Trial Report

  • Follow-up of the trial allocated budget
  • Liaison with the CRAs for appropriate site monitoring
  • Coordination of the clinical trial logistics (sending, return, destruction of the study supplies)
  • Management of possible Clinical Trial Protocol Amendments, other follow-up issues and possible administrative steps (e.g. submissions to Competent Authorities and Ethics Committees) during the clinical trial
  • Management of the Serious Adverse Events and other safety issues during the clinical trial
  • Follow-up of the subcontracted data management and statistical activities
  • Notification of the end of the clinical trial
  • Coordination of the development of the Clinical Study Report and its appendices
  • Maintenance of the clinical trial documentation.

Qualifications Required

  • Degree in Scientific / Healthcare discipline (MD and or MPH)
  • Experience in clinical research (minimum 7 years) in Pharmaceutical company in Africa
  • Knowledge in the applicable regulation for clinical trials and in Good Clinical Practices,
  • Knowledge of the HIV environment is a plus
  • Ability to manage projects and to conduct meetings,
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • Position based in Nairobi with frequent travels in Africa

To apply
Please send via email only a letter explaining why you are applying for this post and an up-to-date copy of your CV/resume to

For the full position description and additional information about DNDi please visit our website at

Accepting applications until 9th October 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.