Project Coordinator

Patna, India
[Closing date: April 25, 2017]


Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases (

Opened in 2004, the DNDi India office supports the implementation of R&D projects on visceral leishmaniasis, along with activities in hepatitis C, filariasis, and paediatric HIV. The office also works closely on raising awareness and advocating for increased public responsibility and a more enabling environment for neglected disease R&D. R&D is the core of DNDi, representing over a half of staff, located both in the Geneva office and the regional offices.


Position objective

  • To coordinate the clinical study projects in terms of operational support and logistics.



  • Assist in development of SOPs, training to internal and sites team and facilitating in site identification and conducting site visits, preparation and / or review of site visit reports, identifying and resolving issues that arise during study contact, training for study site teams.
  • Conducts monitoring visits with CRAs on site to determine protocol and regulatory compliance, reviewing different visit reports (e.g., site initiation visit, monitoring visits, etc.) prepared by in house team or individually and forwarding to the VL Manager for further inputs.
  • Routine follow-up with the investigators and attending teleconferences with DNDi Delhi team whenever required.
  • Coordinate with different vendors at Patna level involved in the study for various study related activities
  • Ensure adequate and timely reordering of all trial site supplies, trial medication, etc.
  • To keep appropriate documentation of the trials with regards to logistical data in accordance with GCP as applicable


Specific activities

  • Conduct site visits independently and with CRAs, reviewing site visit reports, actively involved in training at new sites.


Reporting line

  • Reports to Senior Clinical Manager – DNDi, India.



Works with entire staff DNDi India team (Executive Staff, Communciations staff, R&D staff, Project staff, Operations staff). Works with collaborators, counterparts, and service providers are mainly in the functional area in and outside DNDi to get information, guidance, and feedback or to enlist cooperation (i.e. RMRIMS, State Health Society and partners for project related discussions). Works on the organization of representation of DNDi at smaller events and with external stakeholders of same equivalent level.


Required Competencies

  • Fluency in English and Hindi.
  • Proficiency in local languages desirable.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem solving competencies.
  • Very Good communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team.
  • Well organized and structured.
  • Very good analytical skills.
  • Ability to contribute to the project delivery under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to manage middle sized projects with budget management under supervision.
  • Provide specialist services to operational line or project team.
  • Ability solve non-routine problems on a case by case/project basis.
  • Has certain autonomy for taking actions and decisions.
  • Ability to interact with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to be the focal point/manager for consultants.
  • Ability to supervise at a smaller level.


Qualifications & experience

  • MBBS degree holder, registered with Medical Council of India or state medical council.
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in clinical research with at least 1 year in the team leader role.
  • Experience of working in international NGOs will be an added advantage.


This role offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. Travel to project locations and other regions will be required. Some international travel may be required.



  • The contract will be awarded for two years initially with possibility of extension based on the need of the project.


To apply

  • Deadline for application: Accepting applications until April 25th, 2017


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to high volume of applicants only short-listed candidates will be contacted.