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2 Research Officer Jobs at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Research Officers

Jobs at:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
20th OCTOBER, 2017

Duty Station:
Mbarara, Uganda

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Job details:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, 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 with HIV/AIDS. 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 scope involves; 1)the USAID Regional Health integration to Enhance Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, Care and Treatment, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health Services, Family Planning, Nutrition Assessment, Counseling Support, Malaria Prevention and Treatment and other Primary Care Sen/ices. 2) The Optimizing HIV Treatment Access among Pregnant Women (OHTA) covering 8 districts of South West Uganda. 3) The ELMA-funded Unfinished Business Project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap. 4) Saving Lives at Birth that focuses on Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to expand infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother-to- child Transmission of HIV and to Save Infant Lives.
EGPAF therefore seek to hire suitable persons to
perform the roles below;
Job Title: Research Officer (2 positions)
Location: Mbarara
Reporting Relations: Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor
Job Summary;
The Research Officer will work closely with the Principal Investigators in Uganda, Washington and other countries to manage and ensure the technical quality of the research and evaluation portfolio of the organization. S/he will be a member of a team that will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the clinical, implementation, operations, and program effectiveness of research conducted by EGPAF/ E Uganda. S/he will work in close coordination with the technical and strategic information teams, S/he will provide support for study-related training activities. S/he will develop and maintain records of research activities and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports as required. Ensure compliance with protocol and human subjects protections. Coordinate provision of study updates throughout implementation and dissemination of results at the end of the studies. Liaise with data management units in planning, implementing, and maintain data collection and management systems in support of research activities. Work closely with the technical team to identify priority program and public health evaluation questions. Identify and evaluate interventions to address key programmatic challenges using strong scientific methodology to inform the program, MOH, and the broader health field. Work with the office of Research Regulatory Affairs to ensure the highest Quality scientific, regulatory standards for all research activities. Contribute to capacity building of EGPAF staff in the conduct of research/evaluations through trainings, mentoring, and sharing/review of relevant scientific literature.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
A Bachelor's Degree in Human Medicine, Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Business administration, Education or Diploma in Clinical Medicine with knowledge of social research methods. A Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in health research and evaluation in developing countries, including protocol elaboration, design of surveys, data collection, data analysis, and scientific publication elaboration, extensive experience coordinating clinical research or related activities. Knowledge of protection of human subjects in research and ethical regulations to ensure compliance with all local and international requirements. Experience managing regulatory documents will be an added advantage. Knowledge and understanding of HIV, TB, PMT_CT, MCH, and HIV care and treatment. Strong organizational skills, detail- oriented with ability to prioritize, take initiative and follow-through. Proven experience working with health programs in Uganda.
Job application procedure
Please send a cover letter and CV to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.O. Box 21127
Kampala, Uganda
Application should be sent to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org. Deadline for submission of applications is 20th OCTOBER, 2017.
NO HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED