Public Health Evaluation (PHE) Associate Director-Readvertisement


Job title: Public Health Evaluation (PHE) Associate Director-Readvertisement

Location: Kinshasa, DRC

Grade: 8

Primary Manager: Country Director

“Sometimes in life there is that moment when it’s possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments.”
-Elizabeth Glaser

Job Summary

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 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 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

Required Qualifications

  • 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;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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

How to apply

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply trough the Foundation website and/or by clicking to the link below no later than September 20, 2019.

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