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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.