CDC Project Coordinator Jobs at International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs

Job Title:   Project
Coordinator
Organisation: International Center for AIDS Care and
Treatment Programs
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Director
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 Project Coordinator, Uganda PHIA Project
will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a national
population-level HIV impact assessment (PHIA) in Uganda. The Coordinator will
be responsible for coordinating all of the PHIA’s day-to-day activities in
country, coordinate local institutional review board reviews and approvals,
coordinate and support the field team, oversee the activities of
sub-contractors, and support the overall implementation of the PHIA. The
incumbent will also actively support the training of staff on the study
protocol, procedures, policies, relevant regulations and also ensure that the
study protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and other relevant
policies and regulations are being followed. The Project Coordinator will
report study site progress and maintain study regulatory files. The Project
Coordinator will provide oversight and management of specific in-country PHIA
staff, to be determined, and will assist with the oversight of in-country
sub-contracted survey and lab organizations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically
    support all aspects of the PHIA project, including protocol development
    and implementation, institutional review board submissions and maintenance
    of regulatory files.
  • Technically
    support with recruiting, training and supervision of other ICAP PHIA
    project staff, as needed.
  • Understand
    and adhere to the protocol, SOPs, and other appropriate regulations,
    procedures and policies; assist in drafting and revising SOPs and training
    manuals, as needed.
  • Ensure that
    PHIA staff maintain confidentiality of study participants and adhere to
    principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ethics of human subjects
    research.
  • Carry out
    frequent field visits to ensure timely recruitment of participants and collection
    of high quality data.
  • Work closely
    with, support and coordinate outside contractors to ensure timely
    completion of contracted scopes of work while adhering to GCP and
    protection of human subjects research.
  • Work closely
    with representatives from the Ministries of Health (MoH) and CDC to
    discuss progress of the project and to address any challenges or issues
    that arise during conduct of the project.
  • Support
    communication needs of local and international investigators through
    organizing meetings, conference calls, and regular interactions.
  • Prepare
    progress and other reports and study documents, as assigned.
  • Actively
    participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and
    publications.
  • Assist with
    capacity building workshops.
  • Perform other
    duties, as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant
    should hold an MPH or equivalent professional degree
  • At least
    three to five years of research experience as a Project Coordinator.
  • Significant
    experience supervising project teams.
  • Demonstrated
    experience working in low-resource settings.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills in Swahili languages.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send an application letter and
updated CV via email with a subject title “PHIA Project – Project Coordinator”
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 March 2015

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