USAID RHITES Research and Evaluation Advisor Project Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
Duty Station: Mbarara,
About US:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS
through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a
global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15
countries and at 7,000 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 over the last 25
years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and
new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country
program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with
various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality
of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and
treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning;
nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and
other primary carer services.
Job Summary: The Research
and Evaluation Advisor will work closely with the program team and the SI&E
team to design and oversee the implementation of program evaluations and other
operations research and program assessments with the purpose of identifying
improved models of MNCH/PMTCT, Malaria, Youth and Adolescent Health, and HIV
care and treatment program implementation and enhancing program quality. The
technical advisor will also make scientific information accessible to EGPAF,
district and MOH staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordinate the implementation of public health
evaluations and operations research in the EGPAF Uganda  programs, including: development of
protocols, coordinate IRB approval process, support training of field staff,
ensure adequate supervision and data quality assurance, coordination of data
analysis, development and implementation of dissemination plan.
The incumbent will assist the Strategic Information
& Evaluation department to conduct structured program assessment and
routine evaluations of activities to improve program efficiency and
Provide training and mentorship to in-country
program team in the conceptualization, design, conduct and analysis of public
health/program evaluations to advance their knowledge, experience, and further
their career development. Act as coach/mentor to build the capacity to
coordinate and implement program evaluation and operational research activities
Work in liaison with the program implementation team
to identify priority program and public health evaluation questions
Work closely with the program implementation team to
identify and evaluate interventions to address key programmatic
gaps/bottlenecks using strong scientific methodology to inform the program,
MOH, and the broader HIV field
Work closely with the Foundation’s SI&E Team to
utilize program data to support program assessments and design and implement
operational and evaluation research for global program improvement
Collaborate with the global research team to
leverage global expertise and share experiences
Serve as source of scientific information on
HIV/AIDS, review of relevant scientific literature, and provide updates on
results of current research in the field for staff to ensure evidence based
programming and program responsiveness to the emerging evidence in the field
Support the management to identify resources to
enable to expand the research portfolio within EGPAF Uganda, including proposal
Facilitate the sharing of research and evaluation
related activities between EGPAF supported country programs, including
dissemination of results
Provide technical leadership and management for the
effective implementation of specialized specific survey methodologies such as
Undertake the triangulation of data collected
through routine HMIS, LQAS and other sources to inform research and evaluation
Coordinate with other partners accessing and
providing scientific information and expert advice
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree
in Epidemiology, MD or similar advanced degree in public health, maternal child
health or HIV related health science
At least three years’ experience in clinical or
implementation/operations, or behavioral research experience required
Past exposure and experience in providing technical
support to health professionals in evaluation design, quantitative,
qualitative, and/or operations/implementation research methodologies, and study
implementation in developing countries
Working knowledge and understanding of current HIV,
PMTCT, MNCH, Malaria  and HIV care and
Previous experience in working for an international
NGO in developing countries
Working knowledge of USAID  procedures, rules and regulations
Detailed working knowledge of protection of human
subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all local
and international requirements
Broad knowledge and understanding of periodic data
collection methodologies including LQAS and PLACE
Excellent working knowledge of major databases and
analytical programs including MySQL, Visual Basic, MS access, MS excel, STATA,
SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS
Proven exposure and experience in the development of
research proposals and management of research in developing countries
Strong organizational skills, with ability to
prioritize, take initiative and follow-through
Ability to exercise diplomacy and build partnerships
and consensus, within teams, governmental agencies and with other stakeholders
Excellent communication skills, both oral and
written, are required
Ability to relate and work well cross-culturally
Ability to travel to the supported regions and
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;
The Country
Director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo
Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 14th December 2015

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