Public and Patient Involvement PPI Mentor

We are looking for a Mentor to support Penta’s Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Coordinator, to provide PPI guidance and support to the Coordinator who is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the various Youth Trial Board (YTB) activities and PPI projects, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

This will be a fully remote position, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is expected that the successful mentor will be required to allocate 2-4 hours per month to support the PPI coordinator. Penta will reimburse the mentor’s time at 40Eur per hour.

The mentor will be expected to commit to this role for a 6 month period, with the option of extending upon agreement by Penta, the PPI Coordinator and mentor.

The mentor will:

  • provide personalised one-on-one mentorship to the PPI Coordinator, offering expert advice on best practices in PPI and integrating PPI principles into all YTB activities
  • offer guidance on innovative PPI methodologies and tools that are contextually relevant to support the development and implementation of PPI activities that engage young people in clinical trials and research
  • review and provide feedback on PPI plans and activities
  • support the Coordinator to achieve the highest standards of inclusivity and impact in all PPI initiatives
  • provide guidance and critical review in the preparation of peer reviewed papers for publication.

The mentor is expected to have:

  • extensive experience in PPI and hands-on experience with working with young people, particularly in health research or clinical trials
  • an excellent understanding of PPI principles, methodologies, and best practices
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of inspiring and guiding others
  • a passion in enhancing public and patient involvement in health research
  • empathy with a genuine interest in developing others
  • understanding of cultural sensitivities and the challenges faced by youth in SSA regions.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on health research involving young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. By mentoring the PPI Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in advancing inclusive and effective PPI practices, ultimately contributing to better health research. If you are passionate about PPI and have the skills and experience to guide and inspire others, we encourage you to apply by 9:00 CEST, 22 July, 2024 sending us an expressions of interest (max. 200 words) and a short CV to