PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION & RESEARCH COORDINATOR (EGPAF Malawi jobs)

  • Contract
  • 5 months ago
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly
  • Job Qualifications Master
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening

Job Description

The Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a recognized global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  In its work to eliminate paediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs, EGPAF currently supports national, district, and local governments, facilities, communities, and non-governmental partners. In 2020, EGPAF’s global footprint spans 17 countries.  EGPAF supports service provision for comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention programs, and health systems strengthening.  To date, EGPAF has supported over 15,000 sites to offer HIV counselling, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services alongside high-quality family health care. “

EGPAF has worked in Malawi since 2001. Today, EGPAF Malawi implements evidence‐based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 151 health facilities in eight districts through EGPAF’s U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PEPFAR/CDC) ‐funded Achieving HIV Epidemic Control through Scaling Up Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in Malawi

EGPAF has a vigilant research and evaluation team and seeks to fill the following open position.

Position                 : Public Health Evaluation and Research Coordinator

Location                 : Lilongwe

Reporting to         : Senior Research Manager

Position Summary:

The Public Health Evaluation and Research Coordinator is a self-motivated individual who will manage and oversee the implementation of various research projects under EGPAF Malawi.

Under the leadership of Research Director /Research Manager, the SC will work collaboratively with the EGPAF Senior Management Team (SMT), stakeholders in Implementing Partners and study Principal Investigators to ensure the evaluations are implemented on time, within budget, in accordance with EGPAF, MoH and CDC policies and procedures, and produce their expected deliverables.

S/he must ensure that various research projects are implemented according to study protocol and procedures, and that data generated are of high quality.

This position requires experience with the implementation of research in a developing country settings, preferably in the field of HIV and AIDS.

It also requires the ability to work well with professionals and staff from a wide range of national and international organizations; and excellent management, leadership, and communication skills.

The contract is expected to last for 12 months.

The Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include but not limited to;

  • Contribute to the study planning; development of study procedures; recruiting and training,
  • Collaborate with study investigators and manage relations with field workers and data collectors
  • Manage study staff, as appropriate; supervising the planning, implementation, and reporting on data collection;
  • Monitor compliance with study ethical provisions and consenting processes.
  • Monitor study progress and provide regular updates to the Principal Investigators; compile regular and timely study progress reports derived from field activities;
  • Participate in regular meetings to review progress
  • Monitor project field expenditures and ensure proper and efficient financial and administrative implementation of project activities, including adherence to work plans and budgets, as well as compliance with local laws and customs, donor requirements, and EGPAF policies and procedures.
  • Assist in any other study related tasks as deemed necessary by Project PIs.
  • Contribute to scientific writing and capacity building of non-research staff

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or social sciences is added advantage
  • A degree in public health, epidemiology or social sciences with at least 4 years of experience in the implementation of HIV/AIDS research projects in low resource settings, including the implementation of community-based research projects.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience such as experience conducting focus group discussion, in-depth interviews, piloting tools, or community research experience are a plus
  • Proficiency in Access databases, Excel and STATA or other data collection and statistical/qualitative software such as SPSS and MAXqda or NVivo.
  • Documented ability to work independently and to collaborate with senior colleagues, donors, partner organizations, government, relevant stakeholders and others at all levels.
  • Excellent English language, oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Malawi.
  • Experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded projects desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Excellent analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of team
  • Good understanding of research methodologies, research ethics
  • Good attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong analytical skills

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply. Interested qualified candidates should send their expressions of interest enclosing copies of their certificates and a detailed current Curriculum Vitae including names and contacts of at least three traceable referees, and indicating their availability to take up the position.

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