12 June 2017

Study Coordinator Job Placement - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:       Study Coordinator
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor

About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.

Job Summary: The Study Coordinator for the Pediatric Case Finding Study will work in liaison with the Principal Investigator and the SOAR Uganda team on Identifying Pediatric Active Cases of HIV through Facility and Community-baged Testing Models in Uganda (IPAC) study. The Study Coordinator will serve as the principal administrative liaison for a study evaluating different service delivery models for finding HIV-positive children and coordinate study associated activities. The jobholder will assist in study planning and ensure that pre- established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. S/he will also oversee and coordinate the provision of administrative services, including recruitment, supervision of research support staff and developing and maintaining recordkeeping systems and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Plan and coordinate the initiation of the study.
  • Support in maintaining all required regulatory documentation.
  • Develop standard operating procedures.
  • Work closely with Data Management Unit in planning, implementing, and maintain data collection and management systems in support of research activities.
  • Plan and coordinate recruitment of research assistants as appropriate to the study.
  • Provide support for study-related training activities.
  • Develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Work closely with officials from the county and sub county health department during study implementation as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Public Health Evaluation Lead to provide supervisory oversight of study staff, as well as guidance and support for effective implementation.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring visits to all study facilities to ensure compliance with protocol and human subjects’ protections.
  • Coordinate provision of study updates throughout implementation and dissemination of results at the end of the study.
  • Support Public Health Evaluation lead in monitoring project expenditures and ensuring that they are in line with the budget.
  • Actively participate in regular study update calls with the global investigator team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the EGPAF Study Coordinator career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Nursing degree. Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • At least three to five years of operations research experience.
  • Significant experience will be working with health programs in Uganda.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to manage/ coordinate data collection staff
  • Previous experience with quantitative data is strongly preferred

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;

The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 29th June 2017

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