Field Clinical Research Coordinator at the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)


  • The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an international medical organization, founded in 2009. ALIMA’s aim is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research. The specific fe…

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    Field Clinical Research Coordinator – Nigeria – M / F

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Contract Term: Contract under French law, 6 months
    Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

    Role Responsibilities

    • The coordinator is responsible for conducting research activities on Lassa fever in Owo.
    • She/He is in charge of supervising data collection, ensuring study protocol and procedures are enforced, coordinating research human resources and logistic for the studies.
    • She/He works under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and the international CORAL scientific team and in close collaboration with the laboratory manager and the hospital staff.



    • Coordinate and supervise the work of the Clinical Research Team of the ICRC (Physicians and Nurses), ensure that their work is done in accordance with the protocol and procedures of the studies.
    • Ensure the quality and continuity of information exchange between the VHFL and the ICRC (compliance with procedures, quality of communication between the two departments).
    • Participate in the steering committee and the operating committee of the various studies. 
    • Report to the coordination team any problems or difficulties encountered in the field and discuss ways to resolve them.


    • Ensure the quality of data collection tools (CRFs, registers, databases) and compliance with procedures.
    • Ensure that the delivery of information to participants and the collection of consents is in accordance with the clinical good practice, protocol and procedures of the study; Collect and secure all consent forms (onsite).
    • Ensure data transfer (CRFs) to the Methodology Center (PACCI Abidjan), ensuring the rhythm given by CORAL coordination.
    • Maintain the general management tools of the study (TMF and eTMF)
    • Supervise the internal monitoring and perform the external monitoring data; Ensure the administrative management of studies (salaries, incentives, HR management) 
    • Ensuring the replenishment of laboratory items and the payment of suppliers. 
    • Respect and enforce confidentiality towards participants in the different research projects. 
    • Respect the operating rules of the ICRC (hygiene, infection prevention and control).


    • Organize and facilitate the relations and the exchange of information between the emerging infectious diseases coordination team (Paris, Bordeaux), the sponsor of the studies and the nigerian collaborators on field.
    • Ensure effective collaboration with other departments of the hospital (emergency room, dialysis unit, pediatrics, gynecology) concerning the lassa fever studies in Owo.
    • Participate in the Lassa fever response plan provided by the ALIMA medical team, under the supervision of the ALIMA medical coordinator.

    Implements Prevention Measures Against Abuse of Power, Gender-Based and Sexual Violence:

    • Ensures that community members are aware of the policy and have access to information (complaint escalation mechanism, focal point)
    • Participates as needed in the organization of training and awareness sessions
    • Applies the standards related to the prevention of abuse of power, gender-based and sexual violence.
    • Contributes to creating and maintaining a fulfilling and protective environment for his/her team, community members

    Protection of Beneficiaries and Community Members:

    • Level 3: The incumbent is responsible for the application of Research processes and may be required to conduct field visits. She/he. He/she may therefore be in contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or the presentation of a certificate of good conduct will be required. In situations where the impossibility of providing a criminal record or a certificate of good conduct is established, a declaration on honour will be requested.


    • Clinical care experience
    • Experience in clinical research is a plus.
    • Experience in a developing country and / or field experience is recommended.
    • Fluent English.

    Qualities of the Candidate:

    • Sense of communication
    • Diplomacy and flexibility are essential
    • Management abilities
    • Spirit of initiative
    • Teaching skills
    • Rigor and organization are essential.

    Depending on experience.


    • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
    • Accommodation costs
    • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
    • Evacuation of the employee.

    Method of Application


    • Submit your application online (CV & Cover Letter in PDF)
    • Female applications are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • We process applications as they are received. If an application matches our search, the offer can therefore be closed early.
    • Only accepted applications will be contacted.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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