ICAP Jobs in Uganda:PHIA Project – ICAP Survey Coordinator

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Uganda Full-Time
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP is providing technical support conduct of Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide global and local allocation of funding and resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.
Reporting to the Uganda PHIA ICAP Project Lead, the ICAP Survey Coordinator, Uganda PHIA Project will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of a national population-level HIV impact assessment (PHIA) in Uganda in concert with the local implementing partners. Responsible for assisting in coordination of all of the PHIA’s day-to-day activities in country, along with local implementing partners, and coordinating local institutional review board reviews and approvals as well as coordinating and supporting the field teams, overseeing the activities of sub-contractors, and supporting the overall implementation of the PHIA. Supports the training of staff on the study protocol, procedures, policies, relevant regulations and also ensure that the study protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and other relevant policies and regulations are being followed and appropriately locally adapted. Reports and monitors study site progress and maintain study regulatory files. Provide oversight and management of specific in-country PHIA ICAP staff, to be determined, and will assist with the oversight of in-country sub-contracted survey and lab organizations.
More details on ICAP’s PHIA Project may be found at:
http://icap.columbia.edu/global-initatives/the-phia-project/
This position is grant funded.
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Major Accountabilities
• Support all aspects of the PHIA project, including protocol development and implementation, institutional review board submissions and maintenance of regulatory files
• Assist with recruiting, training and supervision of other ICAP PHIA project staff
• Understand and adhere to the protocol, SOPs, and other appropriate regulations, procedures and policies; assist in drafting and revising SOPs and training manuals
• Ensure that PHIA staff maintain confidentiality of study participants and adhere to principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ethics of human subjects research
• Conduct frequent field visits to ensure timely recruitment of participants and collection of high quality data
• Liaise with, support and coordinate outside contractors to ensure timely completion of contracted scopes of work while adhering to GCP and protection of human subjects research
• Liaise with representatives from the Ministries of Health (MoH), implementing partners and CDC to discuss progress of the project and to address any challenges or issues that arise during conduct of the project
• Support communication needs of local and international investigators through organizing meetings, conference calls, and regular interactions;
• Prepare progress and other reports and study documents
• Participate in the preparation of scientific analyses, abstracts and publications
• Assist with capacity building workshops
• Perform other related duties as assigned
Education
• Requires a MPH or equivalent professional degree
Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications
• Approximately three (3) to five (5) years of research experience as a Project Coordinator/Survey Coordinator
• Demonstrated experience supervising project teams
• Demonstrated experience working in low-resource settings
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in one or two Uganda local languages
Travel Requirements
• Periodic domestic travel throughout Uganda to support the planning and implementation of the PHIA Project
Application Instructions
NOTE: This is a local hire position (i.e., candidates must be eligible to work in Uganda) and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Uganda and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please send an application letter and CV by email with a subject title “PHIA Project – ICAP Survey Coordinator” to [email protected]
Please do not attach any certificates when submitting on line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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