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Public Health Evaluation (PHE) Associate Director

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is on a mission to create a world where no mother, child, or family is devastated by HIV and AIDS, and we are making an impact. We are a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into adulthood. For more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions. We carry out our values of passion, innovation, teamwork, leadership, integrity, excellence and equity every day, while maximizing our impact in the communities we serve. Join us on our fight for an AIDS-free generation!

Title: Public Health Evaluation (PHE) Associate Director

Reports To: Country Director

Location: Kinshasa

Contract duration: Initially for 6 months with the possibility of renewal depending on funding

 

How will you fight for an AIDS-free generation?

The Public Health Evaluation Associate Director reporting to the Country Director, is responsible for the research and evaluation portfolio of the organization. He/she provides strategic leadership and oversight of the clinical, implementation, operations, and program effectiveness research conducted by EGPAF/DRC, in close coordination with the technical and SI&E teams. The Public Health Evaluation Associate Director will directly contribute to generation of a strong evidence base to improve the effective delivery of quality programs to further the mission of EGPAF/DRC, improving the lives of Congolese infected and affected by HIV.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Public Health Evaluation (PHE) Associate Director?

  • Leads and manages the EGPAF/DRC portfolio of research and evaluation activities including the generation of proposals and other requests for funding related to HIV clinical, implementation, or program effectiveness research
  • 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 closely with the Technical and SI&E teams 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 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 DRC 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 MOH 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.
  • Collaborate with the global Research team and research teams across EGPAF programs to leverage global expertise, share experiences, and facilitate multi-country research activities

To be successful, you will have…

Selection Criteria Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • MD, PhD or similar advanced degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Maternal Child Health, Public Health or HIV related sciences
  • Minimum of 5 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;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. A very good knowledge of English is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated team building and inter-personal relationship.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Good planning skills will be highly desirable.
  • Strong customer service skills, good organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to details and ability to work with a diverse workforce.
  • be of unquestionable integrity.

Bonus points if you have…

  • 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, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA, SPSS, R is an advantage
  • Bilingual candidate (French and English proficiency)

 

How to apply

Please click on the button « Apply » no later than June 21st,  2024  

if you are interested with the position and if you have skills required. Please click on the link below to redirect to EGPAF recruitment website.

https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=PEDAIDS&cws=46&rid=3046

Recruitment for this position is reserved for people living in Kinshasa only. Selected candidates must be able to take the tests and/or the interviews by physically presenting themselves at our office in Kinshasa if the panel requests it. As recruitment is done locally in Kinshasa and its surroundings, any successful candidate who lives outside the place of recruitment will travel at his own expense to reach the workplace.