Job at ICPA : Senior Study Coordinator ( Deadline : 15 July 2018 )
JOB TITLE: Senior Study coordinator – Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey (RPHIA), ICAP seconded to the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC)/HIV Division
LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda
ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world.
In partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP will conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.
ICAP, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), through the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is planning to conduct the Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (RPHIA) to estimate the population-level impact of the national HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Rwanda. The survey will provide important programmatic information to the MoH and relevant stakeholders, to guide the review of HIV programming in the country.
OBJECTIVES OF THE RPHIA
The survey has two (2) primary objectives:
- To estimate national HIV incidence in adults aged 15 -64 years
- To estimate provincial prevalence of HIV viral load suppression (defined as HIV RNA <1000 copies/mL) in adults aged 15 – 64 years
OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:
Seconded to Rwanda Biomedical Center with dual reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) for Rwanda from the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC)/HIV Division Manager and to the ICAP Technical Director, the Senior Study Coordinator will coordinate and administer research study associated activities; he/she will assist in planning and ensure that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. The Senior Study Coordinator will coordinate research subjects, as appropriate, and serve as principle administrative liaison between ICAP and RBC.
The Senior Study Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing and coordinating the provision of administrative services to the PI and lead team as well as the organization and coordination of technical working groups’ meeting with all relevant stakeholders.
Duration: This is a grant funded, One-year contract
- Support the PI and lead team to organize technical working group meetings and steering committee meetings as scheduled
- Follow up and ensure timely approval for RPHIA related requisitions, plans and activities
- Facilitate all scientific and organizational communications related to RPHIA implementation
- Ensure that all relevant entities in MOH, local government and other government organizations are informed about and engaged in the RPHIA survey to facilitate active involvement
- Actively support the process of national sensitization, community mobilization as well as stakeholder meetings related to the RPHIA project
- Collaborate and facilitate preparation and the coordination of field activities
- Contribute to the review and standardization of survey instruments
- Ensure follow up of procurement of any needed approved equipment and supplies working in close collaboration with ICAP-Rwanda in all the supply chain process.
- Prepare study related workshops, seminars, meetings, conferences and site supervision trips related to the RPHIA
- Prepare weekly and monthly activity progress reports for sharing with the PIs
- Any other task deemed necessary for RPHIA by the immediate supervisors
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
- Being Rwandan by nationality
- Bachelor’s Degree in General Medicine with previous relevant research experience and a Medical General Practitioner Internship completion certificate or equivalent. Master’s Degree in public health or epidemiology is an added advantage
- Relevant experience in HIV services and research
- Experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment or in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Those with recent national HIV survey/research experience and coordinating research activities will have an added advantage.
- Be registered with the Rwanda Medical Council
- Strong organizational and good analytical skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong team player
- Proficiency in relevant computer applications: MS Word, Excel, Internet, Email, etc.
- Ability to function independently or with minimal supervision
- Ability to adhere to medical research ethics as provided
- Fulltime Availability during the entire survey duration
- Ability to work flexible hours as required
- Ability to retain confidentiality and control accessibility to sensitive and confidential participants’ information
- Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English/or French
Local travel to the field across the country where the survey is being conducted shall be required
MODE OF APPLICATION
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should send their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to: [email protected]. Please indicate position being applied for in the subject line and do not attach certificates. The closing date for receiving applications is July 15, 2018, at 5:00 PM. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NOTE: This is a local hire position and the successful candidate will be an employee of ICAP in Rwanda and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment, which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.
ICAP is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion, and a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.