viral load cervical cancer clinical coordinator resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Multi-talented medical doctor offering 10 years record of accomplishment in health research and public health intervention project development and day-to-day management in Tanzanian setting. Results-driven and innovative with excellent abilities in project setting and management. Analytical and tactful with good mediation and consensus-building abilities having worked with clients and staff of various gender and cultural backgrounds. Enthusiast in data intelligence and dissemination of information through various means such as conferences and publications. Applying for the Health Specialist Post

  • Strong Partnership Management Skills
  • Project Management
  • Proficient in data analysis using 'STATA' software
  • Basic user of R software for data analysis
  • Proficient in Academic Writing
  • Proficient in use of Endnote and other citation managers
  • Strong Presentation, Reporting and Communication Skills
  • Good working knowledge of in Microsoft offices: Ms Word, Ms Excel and Ms Power point
  • Have good typing speed of 40 WPM
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English
Work History
06/2020 to Current
Viral Load & Cervical Cancer Clinical Coordinator Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Dugway, UT,
  • Provide technical assistance to program staff, local government health authorities, health care workers, Expert Clients, Mentor mothers and CBHS in Demand Creation for Viral load children and adults in the facilities and communities
  • Facilitate community education and outreach activities, including training of community lay counselors in raising awareness of the benefits of viral load testing for children and cervical cancer screening for women and conducting demand creation campaigns.
  • Take a leading role in identification of specific needs for people with advanced HIV disease such as children below five years of age living with HIV and define a package of interventions aimed at reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality
  • Provide technical guidance and ensure implementation of Viremia clinics and Enhanced Adherence Counseling for children and adults with high viral load as well as repeat viral load testing.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary team activities to facilitate timely switch to optimal treatment or second and subsequent line of therapies for children and adults failing treatment
  • Collaborate with the laboratory team to improve quality and timeliness of HIV viral load testing services and lab testing needs for advanced HIV disease diagnosis and care for children and adults living with HIV
  • Work in close collaboration with the Pharmacy Technical Advisor to facilitate appropriate technical assistance in management of children and adults with treatment failure and ensure adequacy of commodities for opportunistic infections treatment and prophylaxis
  • Facilitate planning and implementation of cervical cancer screening activities for women in the Southern Highlands Zone including development of funding proposals and allocating targets and budgets to treatment partners.
  • Serve as a key Technical person on Cervical Cancer Screening Program (CECAP) activities and coordinating all cervical cancer screening activities, including referral for Management of all VIA Positive cases (mapping and coordination of prevention and treatment facilities within the program).
  • Coordinate the implementation and expansion of CECAP services in the Southern Highlands Zone in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Local Government Authorities.
  • Offer technical support to program staff and partner Districts/Health Facilities in screening of Cervical Cancer among women including those living with HIV
  • Conduct supportive supervision to ensure achievement of program objectives, and targets.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation and a broad range of agency-funded CECAP program activities and studies required. to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for aids Relief (PEPFAR) in the zone
  • Ensure quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) systems are effectively integrated into the program by conducting regular QC/QA checks
  • Strengthen referral linkages with effective feedback loops and ensure that women who need follow-up or referral for advanced care such as loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and histopathology evaluation receive the referral services;
  • Participate in staff capacity building and promotion of best practices through trainings, CMEs, to ensure high standards of care in all the sites.
  • Provide inputs in viral load monitoring and CECAP programmatic needs in the country operation plan (COP) planning of activities
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners in planning, budgeting and supervision for clinical aspect of viral load monitoring for children and adults and CECAP activities for women
  • Participate in the preparation of various documents (Job Aids, SOPs) and related programmatic reports.
  • Share with relevant Regions, treatment Partners on achievements and challenges in viral load and CECAP programs.
  • Undertake periodic review of implementation and operation of monitoring and reporting mechanism including preparation of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Participate in National TWG meetings and disseminate relevant information to leadership/program teams where needed
10/2017 to 06/2020
Regional Technical Coordinator HJF Medical Research International City, STATE,
  • Provided technical assistance in implementation of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and provision of care and treatment to children living with HIV
  • Maintained 63 HIV children clinics and 23 teen clubs in Mbeya region to facilitate implementation HIV treatment and psychosocial support to children living with HIV
  • Developed tools for quantification and dosing of various antiretroviral drugs to facilitate ordering and rational use of antiretroviral drugs respectively for children living with HIV
  • Provided oversight to the implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment program for women and children in collaboration with the government of Tanzania at national and regional levels and other implementing partners at community level
  • Conducted in weekly data review meeting with the regional team and biweekly with our donor to discuss program performance and responded timely to reporting requirements and raised queries or comments to the program
  • Facilitated weekly, monthly and quarterly data collection for effective monitoring and evaluation of program activities and timely reporting to PEPFAR
  • Led continuous quality improvement activities on prevention of mother transmission of HIV and care and treatment for children living with HIV by organizing supportive supervisions and mentor-ship activities to the supported clinical and community implementing partners
  • Provided feedback to the regional/council health management teams and community partners on their performance in various indicators during visits to them and organized meetings to ensure quality HIV services is delivered
  • Documented best practices and did oral presentations at international conferences and meetings local stakeholders
  • Participated in national technical working group meeting and workshops for development of training materials HIV self-testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis that are part of HIV prevention for adolescents girls and young women in Tanzania
  • Worked with implementing partners to develop budgets and apply for funds to support HIV prevention and care and treatment services for children and pregnant mothers living with HIV
  • Developed proposals for funding of training, mentorship activities and implementation of various interventions to support services for children living with HIV in the supported facilities
  • Have been part of a team of organizers of the SHARe symposium that call together health researchers, program staff and health care providers to share findings in there are of work around HIV
11/2011 to 10/2017
Research Scientist NIMR - MMRC (Mbeya Medical Research Center) City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with local and international investigators to design and implement research project activities in HIV prevention and treatment. International investigators were mainly from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, US Military HIV Research Program, JNJ and HIV Vaccine Trials Network
  • Developed budget for various research projects according to sponsor's prescription and tracked utilization of funds under each budget category. Sponsors were: Division of AIDS, French National Agency of Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and JNJ
  • Collaborated with data management unit to prepare data collection forms, ensure data are collected properly entered into databases and tracking progress towards achieving study/project objectives
  • Performed cervical cancer screening to both HIV positive and negative women, performed cryotherapy to eligible clients and biopsy for further diagnosis when required
  • Provided counseling on family planning/contraception, sexually transmitted infection, cervical cancer and general women's health as part of the sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Performed documentation of all study related data and conducting quality assurance and quality control of recorded information and provided regular feedback to other research staff and investigators
  • Organized resolutions of queries raised by global data managers and monitors on quality of collected data
  • Prepared progress reports submitted to ethics review boards, regulatory authorities and other international investigators
  • Prepared monitors visits, conducted introduction meeting with them and team, organized response to queries raised and conducted debriefing meeting with them before monitors left
  • Supported research proposals development for funding application in HIV prevention and therapeutic research projects children and other age groups
  • Participated in regular meetings and conference calls with local and international stakeholders of research projects being implemented at site. Local stakeholders included regional/district health management teams, community advisory board and general public
  • Coordinated weekly scientific meeting at site where various issues in HIV care and research as well as other diseases were being discussed. Meetings invited Mbeya Medical Research Center staff, HJFMRI staff running research activities and interested staff from Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital
  • Prepared study site for various research projects in HIV and other infectious diseases including preparation of standard operating procedures and other study documents, designing participant and laboratory investigation flow and dissemination of information of new studies to site and hospital staff
  • Did regular presentations and prepared progress report of research activities of Department of HIV and Reproductive Health to lay and clinical community in context of Community Advisory Board meetings, radio stations, Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital staff meetings and Mbeya Medical Research Center Scientific meetings
  • Coordinated HIV training courses for 40 interns and other 20 health care workers of Mbeya Zonal Referral hospital and Mbeya Medical Research Centre between 2012 and 2014
  • Trained study team of 30 research staff on protocols and manuals of procedures for new and ongoing research projects
  • Taught research methods and data management and analysis in 'STATA' software to research staff and comprehensive management of HIV course to health care workers according to National AIDS Control Program guidelines between 2012 and 2017
  • Collaborated with human resource unit to identify staff need and process their recruitment
11/2010 to 10/2011
Intern Doctor Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital City, STATE,
  • Took history, did physical examination, made diagnosis and managed diseases including assisting and performing surgeries under supervision of registrars and specialists in departments of: Internal Medicine (2 months), Surgery (3 months), Obstetrics & Gynecology (3 months), Pediatrics and Child Health (3 months), Outpatient Department/Casualty (1month) and Psychiatry (1 month)
  • In all departments, attended 100% of new patients and therefore allowed senior medical doctors to focus on difficult cases only
Expected in 08/2015
Master of Science: Applied Epidemiology
University Of Nottingham - England,
  • Coursework in: Theory and Practice in Public Health, Classic Examples of Applied Epidemiology, Research Methods in Epidemiology with Basic Statistics, Data Organisation and Management in STATA, Protocol for Masters Students, Advanced Statistical Methods, Advanced Epidemiology, Further Methods in Epidemiology, Practical Use of Routine Data for Epidemiological Research, Dissertation for Masters Students, Evaluation Techniques and Health Economics
  • Dissertation: Incidence of Alcohol-specific hospital admissions in young people in England aged 10-24 from 1997 to 2014
  • Developed a protocol for a study on Incidence of Alcohol-specific hospital admissions in young people in England aged 10-24 from 1997 to 2014. I performed data management and secondary data analysis of a large dataset obtained by linking the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) of England
  • Developed a protocol for cervical cancer screening program evaluation in Tanzania as part of monitoring and evaluation coursework
Expected in 08/2010
M.D.: Medicine
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences - Dar es Salaam,
  • Coursework in: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Behavioural Sciences, Development Studies, Microbiology and Immunology, Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Clinical Physiology, Epidemiology and Research Methodology, Pathology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Management of Diseases I & II, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child Health, Community Medicine, Surgical Specialties, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Forensic medicine
  • Dissertation: Knowlegde on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Iringa Regional Hospital in August 2009


  • Fully Registered Medical Doctor, Medical Council of Tanganyika
  • CITI course for biomedical investigators
  • Good Clinical Practice for research staff

Relevant Short Courses:

  • R and R Studio Training Course
  • IMPACT and DATIM and DHIS2 Orientation Training
  • Trainer of Trainees training in HIV self-testing (HIVST) and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • European Clinical Research Course at Aix-en-Provence, France. Organized by European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS)
  • Quantitative research methodology at Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Organized by MUHAS-HAVARD Collaboration
  • National training for comprehensive management of HIV/AIDS as per National AIDS Control Program at Mbeya, Tanzania
Additional Information


  • Dr. Abel Ngwale
    Technical Advisor
    HJFMRI/MHRP, Plot 14A, Block "0" Uhindini Street,
    P.O. Box 6396 Mbeya, Tanzania
    Mobile: 0752 495 759
  • Dr. Karugira Rweyemamu
    Technical Manager
    THPS, Tour Drive, Plot 254, Masaki, Dar Es Salaam
    Mobile: 0755977811
  • Dr. Issa Sabi,
    Head of Department of TB,
    NIMR-MMRC, Box 2410, Mbeya
    Mobile: 0767 578 722

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School Attended

  • University Of Nottingham
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Job Titles Held:

  • Viral Load & Cervical Cancer Clinical Coordinator
  • Regional Technical Coordinator
  • Research Scientist
  • Intern Doctor


  • Master of Science
  • M.D.

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