CALL FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES
Title: Study Coordinator
Station: EGPAF Office in Yaoundé, position requires travelling outside Yaoundé and potentially travel on the weekends
Reports to: Principal Investigator
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 Study Coordinator must be a self-motivated individual who is experienced in qualitative research methods. This role will include supervising the Research Assistants (RAs) to conduct in-depth interviews with men in the community. The Study Coordinator will observe interviews and provide feedback, listen to audio-recordings and confirm the translations, check the informed consent forms for completeness, compile the demographic data collected by the RAs and main the regulatory binder for the study.
Essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
Become certified in human subject ethics course (in training)
Assist with the data collection training
Work with community leaders to identify men to recruit into the study. Liaise with our Community Engagement Officer to ensure correct entry into the community and respectful communications.
Review all forms completed by the RAs (eligibility screening, informed consent forms, etc.)
Ensure that the RAs collect data according to the study protocol
Review transcriptions and ensure that the RAs accurately transcribe and translate audio recorded data
Review, verify and make necessary corrections to the transcripts
Upload the data onto the server at the country office
Maintain confidentiality of all study data (ensuring correct storage procedures)
Respond to inquiries regarding data as requested by relevant country office staff
Compile and prepare weekly update reports for the study team
Perform other job-related duties this study.
Organize and compile all transcripts
Manage the study participants benefits
Collect the financial reimbursement from the office and provide the correct amounts to the data collectors for study participants (health area leaders)
Review documentation of reimbursement
Skills and competencies
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.
RE: CALL FOR CUNSULTANT SERVICES-STUDY COORDINATOR
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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