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Study Coordinator Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Study Coordinator

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
June 29th. 2017

Duty Station:
Mbarara with frequent travel to study site located in south west Uganda

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Job details:
Background:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 countries and at over 5,000 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, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000, nine out of f0 work in the field. The Foundations global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
Post: Study Coordinator for the Pediatric case finding study
Department: Research and Evaluation
Location: Mbarara with frequent travel to study site located in south west Uganda
Reports to: Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor
Job Summary
The incumbent will work closely with the Principal investigator and the SOAR Uganda team on identifying Pediatric Active Cases of HIV through Facility and Community based Testing Models in Uganda (IPAC) study. The Study Coordinator will serve as the principal administrative liaison for a study evaluating different service delivery models for finding HIV-positive children and coordinate study associated activities. S/he will assist in study planning and ensure that pre- established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. S/he will also oversee and coordinate the provision of administrative services, including recruitment, supervision of research support staff and developing and maintaining recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and coordinate the initiation of the study. Support in maintaining all required regulatory documentation. Develop standard operating procedures. Liaise with Data Management Unit in planning, implementing, and maintain data collection and management systems in support of research activities. Plan and coordinate recruitment of research assistants as appropriate to the study. Provide support for study-related training activities. Develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare periodic and ad hoe reports, as required. Liaise with officials from the county and sub county health department during study implementation as appropriate. Liaise with the Public Health Evaluation Lead to provide supervisory oversight of study staff, as well as guidance and support for effective implementation. Conduct periodic monitoring visits to all study facilities to ensure compliance with protocol and human subjects’ protections. Coordinate provision of study updates throughout implementation and dissemination of results at the end of the study. Support Public Health Evaluation lead in monitoring project expenditures and ensuring that they are in line with the budget. Participate in regular study update calls with the global investigator team Knowledge, Skills and Abilities BSO Nursing degree with 3-5 years of operations research experience. Master in Public Health will be an added advantage. Proven experience working with health programs in Uganda. Fluency in English and Kiswahili .Ability to manage! coordinate data collection staff. Experience with quantitative data is strongly preferred
Job application procedure
Please send cover letter and CV to: Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Plot 15 Kitante Close, Kampala, P.0. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
Application should be sent UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org  . Deadline for submission of applications is June 29th. 2017.
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