• Program Manager

    Job Locations DJ
    # of Openings
    Medical Research
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International is seeking a Program Manager to support the NAMRU-3 team at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.  The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) is the oldest overseas military medical research facility. NAMRU-3’s mission includes the evaluation of vaccines, therapeutic agents, diagnostic assays, and vector control measures. Its primary mission is to study, monitor, and detect emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats of military and public health significance and to develop mitigation strategies against these threats in partnership with host nations, international agencies, CENTCOM, EUCOM and AFRICOM AOR.


    This position will provide scientific research support services for research and surveillance efforts focused on detecting, monitoring, and preventing infectious diseases among personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.


    The primary responsibility of this position is to create a program management system that will provide visibility of research project performance to the Government for the various NAMRU-3 activities at Camp Lemonnier. Primary objectives of this work include coordinating research activities (e.g., enrolling patients and completing study documentation), ensuring proper collection, storage, and shipping of specimens, and overseeing laboratory testing of specimens on-site at Camp Lemonnier in accordance with established standard operating procedures (SOP).

    Specific tasks include:

    1. Develop, document, and implement procedures for:
      1. Interfacing with various Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa agencies to support NAMRU-3 research projects at Camp Lemonnier.
      2. Obtaining local approvals to conduct research projects at Camp Lemonnier.
      3. Coordinating research activities with medical personnel staffing the Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Lemonnier.
      4. Tracking and coordinating shipment of equipment and materials into and out of Camp Lemonnier in support of NAMRU-3’s mission.
    2. Develop a seamless process for human subject data and/or sample collection activities at Camp Lemonnier. As a minimum, this process will ensure adherence to Institutional Review Board-approved study protocols and address human subjects' questions/needs concerning NAMRU research projects.
    3. Support the Government in oversight of non-Government laboratory personnel and study coordinators working at NAMRU-3’s laboratory at Camp Lemonnier.
    4. Prepare study reports and elements of publications documenting the status and results of research projects at Camp Lemonnier.
    5. Develop and implement a communications plan that meets the needs of NAMRU officers/researchers involved in research projects at Camp Lemonnier.
    6. Assisting in the drafting and writing of study documents, as assigned by NAMRU-3 study Principle Investigators or Program Director, to including correspondence, reports, and memoranda related to coordination of each study protocol


    • This position requires the equivalent of a college degree in Public Health, biological science, medical research or related infectious disease field plus 1-4 years of related experience. An advanced degree is preferred, but not required.
    • Ability to monitor the surveillance progress and design studies.
    • Proficiency in in word-processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation.
    • Ability to prepare and write regular reports.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Must be able to pass background checks required for Camp Lemonnier access.
    • Ability to work effectively with colleagues at different levels of the organization.
    • Fluency in English; proficiency in Arabic or French is preferred, but not required.


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