Research and Evaluation Director USAID RHITES Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: Country Director
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
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.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the
USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West
Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability,
accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB
prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services;
family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention
and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Research
and Evaluation Director is mainly responsible for the research and evaluation
portfolio of the organization. He/she provides strategic leadership and
oversight of the clinical, implementation, operations, and program
effectiveness research conducted by EGPAF/Uganda, in close coordination with
the technical and Strategic Information (SI) teams. The Director will directly
contribute to generation of a strong evidence base to improve the effective
delivery of quality programs to further the mission of EGPAF/Uganda, improving the
lives people and communities infected and affected by HIV in Uganda and beyond.
Key Duties and
  • Lead and manage the EGPAF/Uganda portfolio
    of research and evaluation activities including the generation of
    proposals and other requests for funding related to HIV clinical,
    implementation, or program effectiveness research
  • Lead and/or oversee all aspects of the
    research and evaluation studies, from idea conception, development of
    protocols and data collection instruments, personnel training, study
    implementation, data management/analysis to manuscript writing
  • Work closely with the Technical and SI
    teams to identify priority program and public health evaluation questions
  • Identify and evaluate interventions to
    address key programmatic challenges using strong scientific methodology to
    inform the program, MOH, and the broader HIV field
  • Liaise with the EGPAF global regulatory
    officer to ensure all human subjects’ research protections are in place
    and all protocols undergo appropriate sponsor, U.S. and Uganda IRB review
    and approval
  • Ensure the highest quality scientific,
    ethical and regulatory standards for all research activities
  • Supervise and mentor research team members
    to enhance their knowledge and career development
  • Contribute to capacity building of EGPAF
    staff and fellows, partners, and MOH personnel in the conduct of research
    through research trainings, mentoring, and sharing/review of relevant  scientific literature
  • Participate in preparation of study
    reports, abstracts and manuscripts and dissemination of results at
    district, national, and international levels
  • Work closely with the global Research team
    and research teams across EGPAF programs to leverage global expertise,
    share experiences, and facilitate multi-country research activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES
    Project Research and Evaluation Director job opportunity should hold an
    MD, PhD or similar advanced degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics,
    Maternal Child Health  Public Health
    or HIV related sciences
  • At least five years of proven experience
    in health research in developing countries, including protocol
    development, design of surveys, data collection, data analysis, and
    scientific publication elaboration
  • Experience in maternal, child health and
    HIV/AIDS research preferred
  • Research publications demonstrating
    productive research experience
  • Extensive knowledge of protection of human
    subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all
    local and international requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in the independent
    development of research protocols and management of research in developing
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of HIV
    services, PMTCT, MCH, pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment
  • Proficiency in the use of databases such
    as Microsoft Access, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA,
    SPSS, R is an advantage
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability
    to prioritize, take initiative and follow-through.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and build
    partnerships and consensus, within teams, governmental agencies and with
    other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively
    as member of dynamic team in fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and
    written, are required
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 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala,
E-mail to:
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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