Research Jobs – Technical Advisor at PHIA Project

Title:    Technical
Organisation: ACLAIM
Uganda Population-based HIV Assessment (PHIA)
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: ICAP PHIA
Project Lead
About US:
is a multi-disciplinary consultancy and training form that is driven by a
mission to offer high quality consultancy services for institutional capacity
development increased effectiveness, competitiveness and growth. ACLAIM seeks
to recruit specialists to assist ICAP in its support for conducting the Uganda
Population-based HIV Assessment (PHIA) in partnership with ICF Macro Inc.,
ICAP, the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PHIA will define the
status of the national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on
evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in its design,
conduct, analysis and data
Job Summary:  The Technical Advisor will provide technical
support to UBOS, the MOH and other local partners for the implementation of the
Uganda PHIA Project. The Technical Advisor provides support for the survey
preparation and implementation stages.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Actively participate in protocol development;
ethical reviews; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & training manual
development; staff training; community sensitization; implementation; adherence
to protocol/SOPs; data management, analysis and dissemination in concert with
the ICAP Project Lead ICAP staff in New York, CDC, ICF Macro and the MOH;
Take part in the development of appropriate data
collection questionnaires, manuals and procedures, working closely with UBOS
and the MOH;
Actively participate in the development of a survey
deployment and logistics plan, covering all stages of the survey, including
survey data collection, the collection and testing of specimens, the return of
test results and the processing of the information, working closely with UBOS,
the MOH, the subcontractor labs and the Laboratory Expert;
Participate with UBOS and the MOH in the development
of a communication plan about the survey activities to enhance participation of
the population;
Keenly monitor the survey implementation by keeping
weekly records of activities completed and monitoring the implementation of the
proposed time schedule;
Manage the establishment of an appropriate data
center at UBOS, where survey results will be centralized and survey and lab
results will be merged for each individual survey;
Keenly track PHIA progress and prepare PHIA progress
reports to be shared with ICF Macro, the MOH, UBOS, CDC Uganda, ICAP HQ, and
Offer technical support in the development and
implementation of a data dissemination strategy in consultation with ICF Macro,
Support in the conduct of capacity building
workshops, as needed, to support the implementation of the PHIA Project;
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold an MPH, MD,
PhD, or equivalent professional degree
At least four (4) years of survey experience;
Proven experience in managing complex
multi-organization survey data collection activities;
Proven skills in supervising staff, team building
and management;
Excellent data collection skills and experience;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in
Proven experience in conducting national-level or
multi-district surveys is desired
Prior experience conducting surveys that included
HIV testing is an added advantage
Past experience with implementation of statistical
sampling as well as with quantitative data collection methodologies and
database design and management is desired
Prior experience in HIV/AIDS programming and
monitoring and evaluation is also highly desired
Proven clinical experience and or training in
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and experienced candidates should send their applications, including
a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), academic documents and cover letter to:
Ltd, Plot M99 Nakasero Hill Lane, P.O. Box 7202 Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: recruitment@aclaimafrica.com
Deadline: 21st August 2015

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