The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks an
Associate Director of Research
TITLE : Associate Director of Public health evaluation
LOCATION : Yaoundé, Cameroon
REPORTS TO : Country Director
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 7,000 sites around the world, with a mission to end pediatric HIV / AIDS through research, advocacy and prevention and treatment programs.
Job Summary :
The Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation (AD-PHE), manages the research and evaluation portfolio of the Foundation in Cameroon.
S / he provides strategic leadership and oversight of the clinical, implementation, operations, and program effectiveness research conducted by EGPAF / Cameroon, in close coordination with the technical and SI teams.
The AD-PHE will directly contribute to generation of a strong evidence base to improve the effective delivery of quality programs to further the mission of EGPAF Cameroon, improving the lives of Cameroonians infected and affected by HIV / AIDS.
Job Responsibilities :
Leads and manages the EGPAF Cameroon portfolio of operation research and evaluation activities
Leads and / or oversees all aspects of the research and evaluation studies, from idea conception, development of protocols and data collection instruments, personnel training, study implementation, data management / analysis to manuscript writing.
Work with EGPAF leadership in Cameroon to generate proposals for funding application related to HIV clinical, implementation, or program effectiveness research.
Works closely with the Technical and SI teams to identify priority program and public health evaluation questions.
Identifies and evaluates interventions to address key programmatic challenges using strong scientific methodology to inform the program, Ministry of Public Health, and the broader HIV field
Liaises with the EGPAF Global Regulatory Officer to ensure all human subjects’ research protections are in place and all protocols undergo appropriate sponsor, U.
S. and Cameroon IRB review and approval.
Ensures the highest quality scientific, ethical and regulatory standards for all research activities.
Supervises and mentors research team members to enhance their knowledge and career development.
Contributes to capacity building of EGPAF staff and Fellows, partners, and MOPH personnel in the conduct of research through research trainings, mentoring, and sharing / review of relevant scientific literature
Participates in preparation of study reports, abstracts and manuscripts and dissemination of results at district, national, and international levels.
Collaborates with the global Research team and research teams across EGPAF programs to leverage global expertise, share experiences, and facilitate multi-country research activities.
Establishes and maintain close collaboration with research partners, and with in-country counterparts
Represents EGPAF Cameroon in all activities and meeting related to research.
Required qualifications :
MD, PhD or similar advanced degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Maternal Child Health, Public Health or HIV related sciences
Minimum of 8 years of proven experience in health research in developing countries, including protocol elaboration, design of surveys, data collection, data analysis, and scientific publication elaboration
Experience in maternal, child health and HIV / AIDS research preferred;
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
S / He must have led from conception, development to report / or publication at least two protocols.
S / he must have authored at least two abstracts at international conference and one publication in a peer review journal.
Knowledge and understanding of HIV services, PMTCT, MCH, pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment
Knowledge of protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all local and international requirements
Proficiency in the use of databases such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA, SPSS, is an advantage
Perfectly bilingual (English and French)
Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented with ability to prioritize, take initiative and follow-through
Proven abilities to coordinate and manage research staff / team and team work
Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with competing priorities
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Other skills required : Good interpersonal skills, available and flexible on times, be rigorous and motivated.
Available for regular traveling within Cameroon (up to 30%)
How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV to CameroonRecruitment pedaids.org. The subject should read Associate Director of PHE Deadline for applications : May 5, 2017.
PLEASE Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.