Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Title: Research Assistant in Limbe

Location: Limbe Regional Hospitals, Cameroon

Salary: Competitive

Terms: Full Time

Number of vacancies: One (1)

Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Expected start date: 15th July 2022

Liaises With: Research officer, Site Supervisors, Director of Operations, CRENC IeDEA Central Coordination team

About CRENC and the IeDEA study:

Clinical Research Education, Networking and Consultancy (CRENC) is a Cameroon-based research foundation with a commitment to clinical research excellence through the quest for novelty and collaboration ( ). CRENC implements a number of research projects including the International Epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) study, which is the targeted project for this call.

Purpose of the job:

The RA will work, as a team member, towards the achievement of the IeDEA study goals in particular and CRENC’s’ goals in general, in an efficient way.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant will ensure quality in the entire data collection process for patients enrolled in HIV care in the study clinic. This is in accordance with CRENC’s core principles and values and in rigorous compliance with the IeDEA-approved protocol. Specifically, the RA will carry out the following task on day to day basis:

Patient reception

Administration of consent and assent

Conduct structured patient interviews

Clinical data abstraction from patients’ medical records

Data entry into the project electronic database

Submit a weekly report of activities to the IeDEA site Research Officer

Participate in IeDEA coordination meetings, and attend national and international IeDEA meetings whenever the need arises

Perform such other duties related to data quality assurance and control as required by CRENC.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with a final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education: State Registered Nurse or Bachelors Degree in Nursing or Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Work Experience: Previous experience in working on health research projects. Experience in HIV research projects will be of added advantage.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of CRENC.  For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the French language is an advantage.

Assessment: Evaluation of candidates will be through a review of CVs and motivation letters, followed by a competency-based interview of shortlisted candidates.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CRENC Considerations: CRENC shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its head office and projects sites. CRENC is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee: CRENC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). CRENC does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.

How to Apply: Submit an updated CV (3 pages max) and a letter of motivation to the email address:, on or before the deadline of this call.

The position you are applying for should be indicated in the subject line of the email with the job title (see the first section of this call).

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