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Friday, 14 October 2016

Job Opportunity at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Project Compliance Officer

Description
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 16 countries and at over 7,000 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 prevention, care, and treatment; 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.

Position Details
Job title: Data Analyst/Biostatistician
Primary manager: Senior Manager Evaluation
Location: Dar es Salaam (local candidates strongly preferred)

Job Summary
The Data Analyst /Biostatistician is supervised by the Senior Manager – Evaluation, and works under the leadership of the Associate Director of Strategic Information and Evaluation. The Data Analyst /Biostatistician supports the data processing (entry, cleaning, management) and data analysis of routine program and evaluation data collected under IRB approved protocols where appropriate. The Data Analyst is responsible for supporting the EGPAF technical and SIE team members in higher level data analytics, and capacity building in data use and interpretation. The Data Analyst /Biostatistician will provide guidance in evaluation design, specifically with regard to sampling, tool development, data capture systems, and validation/cleaning of evaluation datasets. He/she will actively seek new knowledge and skills in evaluation/research concepts (design, ethics, methods, qualitative and quantitative data management, use, analysis). The Data Analyst /Biostatistician must be able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, will participate in field-level data quality assurance activities, and is expected to develop innovative solutions to program challenges or spurious findings, derived from critical analyses of program and/or evaluation datasets and indicators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides statistical support in evaluation design, protocol development, interim analysis, and publications and presentation.
Develops routine (batch) analyses routines to support program data reviews and project status updates to the SIE and technical teams.

Required Qualifications
Masters degree in health, social welfare, (bio)statistics, computer science or related field.
Five years work experience in evaluation/research implementation OR monitoring and evaluation with engagement in research activities, including experience with data collection data entry, and field coordination.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Kiswahili); strong critical thinking, problem solving and attentiveness to detail.
High level of computer literacy defined by proficiency in the basic Microsoft packages. Proficiency in statistical analysis software and/or data management an advantage.
Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Kiswahili); strong critical thinking, problem solving and attentiveness to detail.

Application Instructions
Online application, click HERE to Apply

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