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Associate Director of Research  

07-04-2017

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Yaoundé

1037

CDD

0

Background

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 countries and at over 7,000 sites around the world, with a mission to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy and prevention and treatment programs.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation (AD-PHE), manages the research and evaluation portfolio of the Foundation in Cameroon.   S/he provides strategic leadership and oversight of the clinical, implementation, operations, and program effectiveness research conducted by EGPAF/Cameroon, in close coordination with the technical and SI teams. The AD-PHE will directly contribute to generation of a strong evidence base to improve the effective delivery of quality programs to further the mission of EGPAF Cameroon, improving the lives of Cameroonians infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages the EGPAF Cameroon portfolio of operation research and evaluation activities
  • Leads and/or oversees 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 with EGPAF leadership in Cameroon to generate proposals for funding application related to HIV clinical, implementation, or program effectiveness research.
  • Works closely with the Technical and SI teams to identify priority program and public health evaluation questions.
  • Identifies and evaluates interventions to address key programmatic challenges using strong scientific methodology to inform the program, Ministry of Public Health, and the broader HIV field
  • Liaises 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 Cameroon IRB review and approval.
  • Ensures the highest quality scientific, ethical and regulatory standards for all research activities.
  • Supervises and mentors research team members to enhance their knowledge and career development.
  • Contributes to capacity building of EGPAF staff and Fellows, partners, and MOPH personnel in the conduct of research through research trainings, mentoring, and sharing/review of relevant scientific literature
  • Participates in preparation of study reports, abstracts and manuscripts and dissemination of results at district, national, and international levels.
  • Collaborates with the global Research team and research teams across EGPAF programs to leverage global expertise, share experiences, and facilitate multi-country research activities.
  • Establishes and maintain close collaboration with research partners, and with in-country counterparts.
  • Represents EGPAF Cameroon in all activities and meeting related to research.

Required qualifications:

  • MD, PhD or similar advanced degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Maternal Child Health, Public Health or HIV related sciences
  • Minimum of 8 years of proven experience in health research in developing countries, including protocol elaboration, design of surveys, data collection, data analysis, and scientific publication elaboration
  • Experience in maternal, child health and HIV/AIDS research preferred;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • S/He must have led from conception, development to report / or publication at least two protocols.
  • S/he must have authored at least two abstracts at international conference and one publication in a peer review journal.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV services, PMTCT, MCH, pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment
  • Knowledge of protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all local and international requirements
  • Proficiency in the use of databases such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA, SPSS, is an advantage
  • Perfectly bilingual (English and French)
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented with ability to prioritize, take initiative and follow-through
  • Proven abilities to coordinate and manage research staff/team and team work
  • Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with competing priorities
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Other skills required: Good interpersonal skills, available and flexible on times, be rigorous and motivated.
  • Available for regular traveling within Cameroon (up to 30%)

How to apply?

Email a cover letter and CV to CameroonRecruitment@pedaids.org. The subject should read Associate Director of PHE

Deadline for applications: May 5, 2017.

PLEASE Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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