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EGPAF is looking for Study Coordinator – Mbarara, Uganda

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EGPAF is looking for Study Coordinator – Mbarara, Uganda

Description :

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor Research and Evaluation


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.


Job Summary : 

The Study Coordinator for the PATEST will work in liaison with the Principal Investigator and the DELTA PATEST Uganda team on a study to develop, validate and field test a Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Testing Eligibility Screening Tool (PATEST) for use by health care workers in Uganda for screening children and adolescents before subjecting them to an HIV test. The jobholder 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, supervision of research assistants and 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 ;
  • Work closely 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 hoc reports, as required ;
  • Work closely with officials from the county and sub county health department during study implementation as appropriate ;
  • Liaise with the Research and Evaluation 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 the DELTA Programme officer in monitoring project expenditures ;
  • Actively participate in regular study update calls with the global investigator team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience :

  • The applicant for the EGPAF Study Coordinator career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field. Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage ;
  • At least three to five years of operations research experience ;
  • Significant experience will be working with health programs in Uganda ;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili ;
  • Ability to manage/ coordinate data collection staff ;
  • Previous experience with quantitative data is strongly preferred.


How to Apply :

  • All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address ;
  • The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda.

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Deadline: 10TH May 2019

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