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Jul 6, 2017

ICAP Technical Advisor (KENPHIA Project) NGO Job in Kenya

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to implement the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) Survey across 47 counties in Kenya. 

KENPHIA will assess the impact of HIV treatment at a population level by measuring the number of new infections (incidence) - the prevalence of HIV and HIV viral load suppression. 

This program is part of US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through CDC.
 
Job Title: Technical Advisor – KENPHIA Project
 
 
Location: Nairobi with 50% travel across Kenya
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Director-KENPHIA Project, the Technical Advisor will participate in the technical design and lead in the implementation aspects of the KENPHIA survey on behalf of ICAP. 

The incumbent will also oversee survey technical staff as well as ensure compliance to all ethical board and donor institutional requirements.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development & implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the survey
  • Work together with the national survey coordinator and regional coordinators to develop team deployment work plans and give periodic progress updates to various survey planning and monitoring organs
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with all ethical board and research monitoring auditor requirements including meeting documentation standards and reporting of incidents or adverse events
  • Make frequent field visits to provide supportive supervision and address arising bottlenecks encountered by national, regional and field technical teams
  • Coordinate survey planning meetings between ICAP and survey partner organizations including Government of Kenya, and CDC
  • Coordinate provision of all technical assistance by ICAP staff to the Ministry of Health
  • Actively participate in the development of monthly progress reports, presentations, publications and abstracts
  • Perform other duties as needed
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution. Masters in Public Health preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in managing national or regional public health research programs in areas such as HIV, TB, and maternal child health in Kenya
  • Strong supervisory and management experience in leading large multi- disciplinary
  • research teams
  • Prior clinical research or program evaluation experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
NB: More details on ICAP’s KENPHIA Project may be found HERE

All applications including a current CV, telephone number and referees (either current or former supervisor) should be sent to 

the Director- Human Resources, 
ICAP, 

on or before July 14, 2017. 

Do not send certificates. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
icap.columbia.edu

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