Regional Coordinator for Global Research Nurses for the Latin America and Caribbean Region


The role

Job Title: Regional Coordinator for Global Research Nurses(GRN)

Reporting to: Operational team at The Global Health Network, University of Oxford

Location / Region to cover: Latin America and the Caribbean

Hours: Part-time, 3 hours per week

Grade and salary: Terms to be discussed

Contract type: 12 months, with the potential to extend the contract beyond

Additional Information: There is one post available. Applicant should have experience as a research nurse within a healthcare setting based within the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Global Research Nurses

Global Research Nurses is a network developed by nurses for nurses and is here to help and serve all nurses and midwives across the world in developing their research skills. The prime focus of the network is to help nurses and midwives engage, learn and seek opportunities to work in clinical research, and ultimately develop and lead their own studies. By undertaking pragmatic research into clinical issues faced in their daily practice, nurses could be instrumental in transforming the health of their patients.  

The guiding principle is to give nurses in various settings globally the peer support, guidance and information needed to fulfil their roles and enhance their careers as nurses engaged with research. The network invites all nurses currently involved in, or with an interest in research, to get involved!

If you have not yet had a chance to explore, please visit the Global Research Nurses (GRN) site which can be accessed here:

What is the purpose of a regional coordinator?

GRN aims to build a strong and sustainable network of skilled research nurses within the regions, bringing together professionals keen to engage in high-quality research efforts. Establishing Regional Centres with effective coordinators is key to driving and implementing multiple capacity development activities by creating local networks of research groups, institutes and individuals to share opportunities such as training, research collaborations and job opportunities. As a coordinator, you will work closely with the other regional centres to implement various capacity building initiatives. Acting as a ‘local champion’ for GRN, your role will be critical to the success of these initiatives in the region and provide you with the opportunity to partner with the operational team (based in Oxford) on the design, planning and oversight of these activities. 

This is a diverse and engaging role. The input and local knowledge you bring to this role, and develop throughout, will provide you with the opportunity to integrate with colleagues working across the various regions of GRN. With the nature of this role deeply embedded in the research environment, there are also valuable academic and career development prospects on offer for the regional coordinator to engage in.

Scope of work for a regional coordinator:

The role of regional coordinator aims to promote the work of Global Research Nurses, and assist in building research capacity across Latin America and the Caribbean. The role will work in close collaboration with the operational team based at The Global Health Network (TGHN) in Oxford, who will provide support in planning and conducting regional activities. The ideal candidate will be an experienced research nurse or midwife, and be willing to engage extensively and reach out to nurse professionals to promote capacity development in the wider region. A good command of written and spoken English will be expected, as the regional coordinator will need to keep in constant contact with the operational team in the UK. The candidate should be fluent in Spanish (preferably) or Portuguese to effectively engage with local nurses and regional nursing networks.

Role and responsibilities for the coordinator will include:

  • Contacting nursing groups across Latin America and the Caribbean to raise awareness about GRN
  • Assisting with organising and coordinating research skills workshops, seminars, meetings and webinars hosted in the region to deliver research-kills training
  • Engaging nursing groups with the various resources across TGHN 
  • Encouraging and assisting nursing groups to partake in capacity building initiatives hosted on GRN such as the professional development scheme
  • Translating certain resources (where feasible) from English into Portuguese, Spanish or French
  • Encouraging nurses/nursing groups to upload and share their guidance articles, tools, and resources for clinical research
  • Liaising and working with other regional coordinators to share progress, feedback and strategies, and where feasible, partner for certain development activities hosted in the region 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Global Research Nurses team!!!

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To apply:
Please email the following documents to: by 28 March 2020 at 12:00 GMT.

  1. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) (maximun 2 sides of A4)
  2. A supporting statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post and how you would contribute to this role (maximum of 500 words)


Global Research Nurses is funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing