Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Grant Jobs – Project Director

Job Title:   Project Director
Organisation:
International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Funding Source: Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: PHIA Project
Director, New York
About US:
The International Center for
AIDS Care and Treatment Programs will work in partnership with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP to conduct a Population-based HIV
Impact Assessments (PHIAs) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA
will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide global and local
allocation of funding and resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity
building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of
PHIAs.
Job Summary: The PHIA
Project – Project Director will steer the implementation of the Uganda
Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) Project. Ensures coordination of
all facets of the national level impact assessment which, in addition to the
Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) Uganda, including the participation of and/or contributions from local
institutions, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) as well as other
in-country survey and lab organizations. Provides oversight and management of
other locally-hired PHIA staff, which may include a Project Coordinator, a
Laboratory Advisor and other positions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    the recruitment, training and day-to-day supervision of ICAP Uganda PHIA
    Project staff.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with ICAP HQ and other ICAP PHIA staff, CDC and the
    MoH, oversee all country-level aspects of the PHIA project including
    protocol development; ethical reviews; Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOPs) and training manual development; staff training; community
    sensitization; project implementation; adherence to approved
    protocol/SOPs; and data management, analysis, and dissemination.
  • Manage
    all study activities conducted in Uganda by outside sub-contractors and
    communicate regularly with the sub-contractors to ensure that all
    activities adhere to approved protocol/SOPs and are in line with the study
    timeline.
  • Represent
    ICAP in discussions about the PHIA Project held with the MoH, CDC and
    other in-country collaborators.
  • Communicate
    effectively to various audiences regarding the details of the PHIA Project
    and keenly track PHIA progress and prepare PHIA progress reports on a
    regular basis to be shared with the MoH, CDC Uganda, other local
    organizations and ICAP HQs.
  • Steer
    the development and implementation of a data dissemination strategy for
    the PHIA Project, in particular with plans for local dissemination, in
    coordination with CDC, MoH and ICAP HQs.
  • Conduct
    capacity building workshops, as needed, to support the implementation of
    the PHIA Project.
  • Actively
    participate and lead in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts
    and publications.
  • Perform
    other duties as directed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold an MPH, MD, PhD, or equivalent professional
    degree.
  • At
    least four (4) years of research or survey experience.
  • Demonstrated
    experience managing complex multi-organization collaborations, and
    capacity building of local partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated
    skills in supervising staff, team building and management.
  • Excellent
    data analysis skills.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in conducting national-level surveys.
  • Demonstrated
    experience working in low-resource settings with HIV program/research
    experience.
  • Previous
    experience with statistical sampling as well as quantitative data
    collection methodologies and database design and management.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills in Swahili language.
How to Apply:  
All candidates are encouraged
to send an application letter and updated CV via email with a subject title
“PHIA Project – Project Director” to icap-jobs-uganda@columbia.edu.
NB:
Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 31st January 2015

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