Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Job Title: Associate Data Officer (Data Manager)
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Reports to: Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation
Contract Duration: Full time starting in February 2019
Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms.
"Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments."
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 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, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
The goal of the UNITAID CAP-TB project is to reach more children who are exposed to or are suffering from tuberculosis (TB), by using innovative models of TB care for children and improving the market for child-friendly TB medicines. One innovative research project is the integration of pediatric TB services into child healthcare units and at all the child entry point in health facilities (INPUT study). The INPUT study is a cluster-randomized intervention study using a stepped wedge design to compare two strategies for case detection and management of tuberculosis in children under the age of 5 years. This study will compare the standard of care, which offers pediatric TB services based on current routine approach in the country and the intervention, which will offer pediatric TB services integrated into key child healthcare services, as part of the UNITAID CaP TB package. Another innovative research project is the community contact tracing of children who have been in close contact with adults that have been diagnosed with TB. This study is designed as a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing two models of contact tracing. One model is facility-based where TB cases are asked to bring their children under 5 years or HIV+ to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go into the households of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for diagnosis and children under 5 with a negative screening are offered preventive therapy.
The associate Data Officer (Data manager) will be responsible for the data management of the two CAP-TB specific research projects (INPUT and CONTACT studies). He/she will oversee each project’s database and will perform data check and ensure data quality by generating listing of errors and sending data queries for correction. He/she will report to the in-country principal investigator and will work closely with the study coordinator. He/she will work under the direct supervision of the associate Director of Public Health valuation.
- Conduct data quality assessment in the study databases and generate listing of errors or incoherence.
- Produce and send data queries to study site and supervise data correction process
- Ensure that all study and project level statistical activities are conducted in compliance with relevant country level regulatory requirements and EGPAF standards.
- Develop and maintain a robust archiving system (electronic and hard copy) to ensure all research files are well stored and archived in respect of all Foundation and ethic requirements
- Communicate and collaborate with EGPAF HQ statisticians and others research team to ensure consistency of statistical approaches across studies and alignment with study approaches.
- Provide scientifically rigorous statistical input into project evaluation protocol, interpretation of statistical results for abstracts and manuscripts, statistical analysis plans for study protocols.
- Perform statistical analyses for planned data presentations and communications related to study (progress report, newsletter).
- Master degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or any other relevant domain
- A diploma in public health, or any relevant field will be appreciated.
- Knowledge and comprehension of human subjects’ research and of GCP.
- Experience in clinical or operational research as data manager or data officers, will be highly appreciated.
- Experience in management of electronic data collection software will be highly valued.
- Knowledge and master of at least one statistical analysis software (Stata; SPSS; SAS) is mandatory
- Experience in monitoring of clinical and operational research data is mandatory.
- Excellent teamwork and coordination skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Perfect professional proficiency in English and French.
How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through the following link.
Applications will be considered until January 10, 2019.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
NB: EGPAF does not charge a fee in the recruitment process.