Vacancies

Position           : RHInnO Ethics Champion
Duration         : To be determined
Overseer         : CEO
Date                  : 29 April 2022

Background

EthiXPERT is a start-up Not-for-Profit company that was established in accordance with the Companies Act 71 of 2008- in the Republic of South Africa, in May 2018 and has its registered office in Pretoria. Governed by an enthusiastic and competent Board of directors, EthiXPERT aims to build responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa.

Research Ethics is fundamental for health, quality of life and social development. With a vision to Inspire responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa and a mission to build institutions in Africa’s capabilities to deliver responsible and ethical research to address existing health and social challenges facing Africa,  EthiXPERT is specifically devoted to building capacity in responsible conduct of research by providing training and developing relevant tools to facilitate knowledge and skills development to health and social research stakeholders in Africa, including research institutions, institutions of higher learning, researchers, research integrity officers, research ethics committees and research administrators, among others. EthiXPERT’s core values include Botho, Care, Integrity, Collaboration and Fairness.

On 30 September 2021, the EthiXPERT board of directors approved a business strategic plan, which outlines EthiXPERT strategic objectives, including building responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa, securing funding and maintaining financial sustainability in pursuit to fulfil the organisational mission, brand awareness and market recognition and good governance and accountability. Through the approved strategic business plan, EthiXPERT is mandated to, among other things, assist relevant institutions to develop and build capacity for responsible and ethical research, provide capacity development courses and other interventions to build the capacity of researchers in Africa and provide training to research ethics stakeholders on best practice in ethics review, protection of research participants and responsible conduct of research.   

The position of RHInnO Ethics Agent is aimed at assisting EthiXPERT to deliver these performance objectives by developing the capacity of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in Africa through marketing and promoting EthiXPERT’s cloud-based online ethics review platform, known as RHInnO Ethics.

What is RHInnO Ethics?

Research for Health and Innovation Organiser (RHInnO Ethics) is an on-line platform that was developed to enhance the quality and efficiency of the ethics review processes in Africa. Developed in 2012 by the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) through funding from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and handed over to EthiXPERT on 1 January 2021, RHInnO Ethics is an innovative cloud-based platform or ‘Software as a Service (SaaS) that enables RECs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to deliver better quality, more efficient, accelerated and standardised ethical review of research for global health. It enables administrators, researchers and reviewers to comprehensively manage the entire ethics review cycle, including protocol submission, reviewing protocols, approval and follow-up through an on-line platform. (https://www.ethixpert.org.za/rhinno-ethics/)

Objectives

The RHInnO Ethics Champions will be responsible to provide training to RHInnO Ethics users including administrators, reviewers and researchers.

Scope of Work

RHInnO Ethics Champions:

  1. will undertake an intensive RHInnO Ethics training provided by EthiXPERT and achieve at pass mark of at least 75%
  2. Will be available to conduct RHInnO Ethics training whenever called upon by EthiXPERT
  3. will put adequate efforts to train RHInnO Ethics users to the satisfaction of the CEO
  4. will submit a training report within one week after delivering training
  5. will provide training feedback to the CEO, when called upon to do so

Requirements:

  1. The RHInnO Ethics Champion must be self-motivated, hardworking and creative
  2. Must have completed an Intensive RHInnO Ethics training successfully
  3. Must possess a certificate of accreditation from EthiXPERT as an accredited RHInnO Ethics Champion
  4. Must be competent to train all aspects of the RHInnO Ethics platform
  5. Strong numeracy and analytical skills.
  6. Good problem-solving and time management skills.
  7. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  8. Must pass the EthiXPERT RHInnO Ethics champions training assessment by at least 75%
  9. Must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  10. Training in health research ethics is an added advantage

Terms of Reference:

The RHInnO Ethics Champion

  1. Champions must have completed RHInnO Ethics training designated for RHInnO Ethics Champions and must have received a certificate, certifying them as RHInnO Ethics Champions, accredited by EthiXPERT.
  2. After completing the RHInnO Ethics training, a Champion will be able to teach all users of the platform, namely Administrators, Researchers and Reviewers, how to use the platform.
  1. Those who wish to be considered for the position of a RHInnO Ethics Champion as well as RHInnO Ethics agents must indicate this in their application, in which case the terms of condition of a RHInnO Ethics agents shall apply
  2. Those who wish to be considered for the position of RHInnO Ethics Champion, RHInnO Ethics Agent and EthiXPERT trainer must indicate it as such in their application letter, in which case the terms and conditions of the other positions will also apply.
  3. A RHInnO Ethics Champion shall only conduct RHInnO Ethics training on request and recommendation from the CEO.
  4. The terms and conditions of an independent external consultant which stipulates the terms of engagement, including hourly/daily remuneration rate will apply when an RHInnO Ethics Champion is requested to conduct RHInnO Ethics training.

Position           : RHInnO Ethics Agent
Duration         : To be determined
Overseer         : CEO
Date                  : 29 April 2022

Background

EthiXPERT is a start-up Not-for-Profit company that was established in accordance with the Companies Act 71 of 2008- in the Republic of South Africa, in May 2018 and has its registered office in Pretoria. Governed by an enthusiastic and competent Board of directors, EthiXPERT aims to build responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa.

Research Ethics is fundamental for health, quality of life and social development. With a vision to Inspire responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa and a mission to build institutions in Africa’s capabilities to deliver responsible and ethical research to address existing health and social challenges facing Africa,  EthiXPERT is specifically devoted to building capacity in responsible conduct of research by providing training and developing relevant tools to facilitate knowledge and skills development to health and social research stakeholders in Africa, including research institutions, institutions of higher learning, researchers, research integrity officers, research ethics committees and research administrators, among others. EthiXPERT’s core values include Botho, Care, Integrity, Collaboration and Fairness.

On 30 September 2021, the EthiXPERT board of directors approved a business strategic plan, which outlines EthiXPERT strategic objectives, including building responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa, securing funding and maintaining financial sustainability in pursuit to fulfil the organisational mission, brand awareness and market recognition and good governance and accountability. Through the approved strategic business plan, EthiXPERT is mandated to, among other things, assist relevant institutions to develop and build capacity for responsible and ethical research, provide capacity development courses and other interventions to build the capacity of researchers in Africa and provide training to research ethics stakeholders on best practice in ethics review, protection of research participants and responsible conduct of research.

The position of RHInnO Ethics Agent is aimed at assisting EthiXPERT to deliver these performance objectives by developing the capacity of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in Africa through marketing and promoting EthiXPERT’s cloud-based online ethics review platform, known as RHInnO Ethics.

What is RHInnO Ethics?

Research for Health and Innovation Organiser (RHInnO Ethics) is an on-line platform that was developed to enhance the quality and efficiency of the ethics review processes in Africa. Developed in 2012 by the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) through funding from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and handed over to EthiXPERT on 1 January 2021, RHInnO Ethics is an innovative cloud-based platform or ‘Software as a Service (SaaS) that enables RECs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to deliver better quality, more efficient, accelerated and standardised ethical review of research for global health. It enables administrators, researchers and reviewers to comprehensively manage the entire ethics review cycle, including protocol submission, reviewing protocols, approval and follow-up through an on-line platform. (https://www.ethixpert.org.za/rhinno-ethics/)

Objectives

The RHInnO Ethics Agents will be responsible to advertise, market and promote EthiXPERT and its products and services, with a specific focus on the RHInnO Ethics platform. These individuals will possess adequate and relevant knowledge to market the platform in Africa effectively.

Scope of Work

RHInnO Ethics Agents:

  1. will complete successful training on the platform
  2. will make individual efforts to reach out to potential users to market the platform;
  3. will be expected to make at least one sale every six months;

Requirements:

  1. The RHInnO Ethics Agent must be self-motivated, dedicated and creative
  2. Must have completed the training successfully
  3. Must have the ability to work with both, people and the technical aspects of the platform
  4. Strong numeracy and analytical skills.
  5. Good problem-solving and time management skills.
  6. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  7. Must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  8. Training in health research ethics will be an added advantage

Terms of Reference:

The RHInnO Ethics Agent

  1. will receive 10% commission, a once of payment on each sale, receivable only if a newly recruited RHInnO Ethics user has signed and returned a User Agreement to EthiXPERT, and the RHInnO Ethics user has honoured its invoice for setting up, installation and subscription fees;
  2. will not be a paid a retainer fee;
  3. will not receive any other form of compensation apart from the commission mentioned in (c) above.
  4. will work from his/her own premises with his/her own equipment
  5. will make presentation to the COO/CEO or Board when required
  6. will be an independent contractor with no benefits
  7. will invoice EthiXPERT on request
  8. will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, letter of offer and agreement, before the commencement of their work
  9. Will be required to strictly adhere to the stipulations of the independent contractor.
  10. will work independently with direct communication to the CEO when needed
  11. will sign an initial agreement for one year, renewable upon satisfactory performance

Position           : EthiXPERT Trainers
Duration         : To be determined
Overseer         : CEO
Date                  : 29 April 2022

Background

EthiXPERT is a start-up Not-for-Profit company that was established in accordance with the Companies Act 71 of 2008- in the Republic of South Africa, in May 2018 and has its registered office in Pretoria. Governed by an enthusiastic and competent Board of directors, EthiXPERT aims to build responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa.

Research Ethics is fundamental for health, quality of life and social development. With a vision to Inspire responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa and a mission to build institutions in Africa’s capabilities to deliver responsible and ethical research to address existing health and social challenges facing Africa,  EthiXPERT is specifically devoted to building capacity in responsible conduct of research by providing training and developing relevant tools to facilitate knowledge and skills development to health and social research stakeholders in Africa, including research institutions, institutions of higher learning, researchers, research integrity officers, research ethics committees and research administrators, among others. EthiXPERT’s core values include Botho, Care, Integrity, Collaboration and Fairness.

On 30 September 2021, the EthiXPERT board of directors approved a business strategic plan, which outlines EthiXPERT strategic objectives, including building responsible and ethical research capacity in and for Africa, securing funding and maintaining financial sustainability in pursuit to fulfil the organisational mission, brand awareness and market recognition and good governance and accountability. Through the approved strategic business plan, EthiXPERT is mandated to, among other things, assist relevant institutions to develop and build capacity for responsible and ethical research, provide capacity development courses and other interventions to build the capacity of researchers in Africa and provide training to research ethics stakeholders on best practice in ethics review, protection of research participants and responsible conduct of research.

Objectives

The position of EthiXPERT Trainer is aimed at assisting EthiXPERT to meet its performance objectives through providing training and developing relevant tools to facilitate knowledge and skills development to health and social research stakeholders in Africa, including research institutions, institutions of higher learning, researchers, research integrity officers, research ethics committees and research administrators, among others. EthiXPERT’s core values include Botho, Care, Integrity, Collaboration and Fairness.

The EthiXPERT Trainers may include RHInnO Ethics Champions, RHInnO Ethics Agents and individuals with recognised competence in facilitating specific pre-determined research ethics and integrity modules that are aligned with the scope of training offered by EthiXPERT

Scope of Work

EthiXPERT Trainer:

  1. will be a qualified trainer in a relevant research ethics and/or research integrity module (see requirement 7 below)
  2. will demonstrate reasonable competence in delivering specific research ethics and/or research integrity course specified in requirement 7 below;
  3. will deliver training independently and competently, with express authority from the CEO
  4. will submit a training report two weeks after the training has been delivered;

Requirements:

  1. The EthiXPERT Trainer must be self-motivated, dedicated and creative
  2. Must have sufficient experience in their specific field of expertise
  3. Must have outstanding teaching skills and a desire to work with people
  4. Good problem-solving and time management skills
  5. Highly organized and detail-oriented
  6. Must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  7. Must have extensive experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to health research ethics, research integrity, health research, clinical research, development of standard operating procedures/guidelines, good clinical practice, clinical trials, ethics review practices and use of the RHInnO Ethics platform.

Terms of Reference:

The EthiXPERT Trainer

  1. will work from his/her own premises with his/her own equipment
  2. will make presentation to the COO/CEO or Board when required
  3. will be an independent contractor with no fringe benefits
  4. will invoice EthiXPERT on request, i.e. upon completion of a given training event and if the training report has been accepted by the CEO.
  5. will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, letter of offer and agreement, before the commencement of their work
  6. Will be required to strictly adhere to the stipulations of the independent contractor.
  7. will work independently with direct communication to the CEO when needed
  8. will sign an agreement for each training event before conducting the training
  9. will receive compensation for delivering the training calculated on the hourly/daily rate applicable to an EthiXPERT Trainer, as stipulated in the signed external consultant agreement
  10. will conduct training on behalf of EthiXPERT with express approval and authority from the CEO
  11. will be available for international travel when required, with express approval from the CEO. EthiXPERT will cover all travel expenses.

Send application documents to info@ethixpert.org.za