Project Coordinator Research – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Background: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric
HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and
prevention, care, and treatment.
 
Job Title: Project Coordinator Research
Department: Program, LOCATION: Mbarara Reporting Relationships:
The Project Coordinator reports to the Technical Director.
Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will manage
activities in Uganda for a project focused on Increasing Access, Retention, and
Follow-up of PMTCT services at the Community Level, taking place in three
countries in the African region. Working as part of the EGPAF country team,
s/he will assist with the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
of the project, as well as operational research activities in Uganda.
Essential Duties and
Responsibilities

Operations Research

  • Ensure all local project activities are in alignment with project requirements.

  • Participate in design of baseline assessments and ensure high quality data
    collection

  • Participate in OR protocol development and oversee the national IRB submission
    for research activities

  • Facilitate the development of community advisory group to support design and
    implementation of the operations research activities for the project

  • Ensure project compliance to all research requirements, particularly protection
    of human subjects

  • Provides logistical support for OR training activities, implementation of
    research: protocols, study procedures and data collection

  • Oversee data collection activities to ensure data standards are being met
    throughout the project

  • Oversee maintenance of the research database. Project Implementation

  • Coordinate development of work plans as well as piloting and refinement of
    project tools.

  • Provide supervisory oversight of project staff, as well as guidance and support
    for effective implementation

  • Liaise with officials from the MOH and DHMT as well as local stakeholders and
    civil society groups at the community level during the project’s design,
    implementation and monitoring and evaluation

  • Participate in technical working group discussions that form part of the
    project management team

Project Management

  • Recruit and supervise qualified in-country staff to support project activities

  • Closely liaise with other country staff to ensure integration with all country
    activities

  • Liaise with the Regional Project Coordinator as well as the Project Director to
    provide regular information and updates on country progress related to the
    project

  • Communicate with the EGPAF Global office (Research, Program M&E, and
    Operations as well as the project Regional Program Coordinator)

  • Coordinate the drafting and submission of country level project reports to the
    Regional Project Coordinator.

  • Monitor project expenditures ensuring that they are in line with the budget.
Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in public health, environmental health, community nursing or a
    social sciences related field such as Sociology, Gender Studies or Anthropology

  • 3-5 years proven experience working with operations research

  • 3-5 years of proven experience working with health programs in Africa

  • Ability to travel in-county 50% of the time

  • Ability to work as needed on evenings and weekends

  • All applicants will be expected to undergo a criminal background check
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good knowledge and understanding of HIV/ AIDS issues in the health sector in
    Uganda

  • Good understanding of research methodologies, research ethics

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Computer literacy including use of statistical

  • Ability to effectively manage others and work as part of a team

  • Ability and willingness to undertake frequent in country travel

  • Fluency in English required, knowledge ol local languages preferred Elizabeth
    Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All
    qualified individuals are welcome to apply.
How to apply:
Please send cover letter and CV to: The Country Director/COP Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road. Nakasero,
P.O. Box 21127,Kampala Uganda E-mail:UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org  EGPAF will only contact short-listed
applicants. Deadline for submission is 4th June 2012. www.pedaids.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

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