CALL FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES
Title: Research Assistant
Openings: 04 (02 in the Centre and 02 in the West regions)
Station: Centre and West Regions
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Contract Duration: 04 months
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 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, please, visit our page: www.pedaids.org.
EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health NACC and the Regional and District Health Teams to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and health systems strengthening services. EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Purpose of the Job
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation will conduct a study to learn about why men do not want to receive HIV testing. It therefore intends to hire short-term data collectors for a period of at least three months, possibly four months.
The Research Assistant must be a self-motivated individual who is experienced in qualitative research methods. This role will include conducting in-depth interviews with men in the community. He will work closely with the other Research Assistants and Study Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate collection of research data. The Research Assistant will also be involved in transcription and/or translation of data
Essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
Become certified in human subject ethics course (in training)
Attend data collection training
Work with community leaders to identify men to recruit into the study
Conduct eligibility screening
Obtain informed consent with all study participants
Collect data according to the study protocol
Accurately transcribe and translate the audio recorded data
Review, verify and make necessary corrections to the transcripts
Maintain confidentiality of all information collected
Compile and prepare weekly updates to the Study Coordinator
Perform other job-related duties this study.
Skills and competencies
Proven experience in qualitative research, specifically conducting qualitative research
Experience in typing on a computer
Attention to detail
Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
This position may require working weekends
A basic degree in social science, public health or other relevant discipline.
Computer literacy (ICDL certificate will be an added advantage)
Fluent in English and French (spoken and written)- will be tested
How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to the following email address CameroonProcurement@pedaids.org with Subject.
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Applications will be considered on or before 28th May 2018.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
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