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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a recognized global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In its work to eliminate Pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs, EGPAF currently supports national, district, and local governments, facilities, communities, and non-governmental partners. In 2020, EGPAF’s global footprint spans 17 countries. EGPAF supports service provision for comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention programs, and health systems strengthening. To date, EGPAF has supported over 15,000 sites to offer HIV counselling, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services alongside high-quality family health care. “
EGPAF has worked in Malawi since 2001. Today, EGPAF Malawi implements evidence?based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 179 health facilities in nine districts through EGPAF’s U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PEPFAR/CDC) ?funded Achieving HIV Epidemic Control through Scaling Up Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in Malawi
EGPAF seeks to fill the following open position.
Job Position : Public Health Research and Evaluation Officer (1)
Reports to : Public Health Research and Evaluation Coordinator –
Advanced HIV Disease Evaluation
Location : Lilongwe
Working under the vision, guidance, and direction of the Public Health Research and Evaluation Coordinator – Advanced HIV Disease Evaluation and Senior Data and Statistics Manager the Research Officer with experience in the collection, organization, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data, including large data sets of patient-level data. The Public Health Research and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing data quality strategies and training staff, including MOH staff, on data quality management as well as involved in the coordination the study processes and procedures. The officer will work with the EGPAF evaluation/research unit and support Advanced HIV disease evaluation activities under Bill Melinda Gates Foundation.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/SPECIFIC DUTIES
Under the leadership of the Public Health Research and Evaluation Coordinator – Advanced HIV Disease Evaluation and Senior Data and Statistics Manager he/she will oversee and coordinate data entry and management, including data quality control
Participate in the design of the study database and guiding documents (i.e. data entry tools, data dictionary, user guidance and job aids) Work with Principal Investigator (PI), under the guidance of the evaluation coordinator, to develop and implement the e-data analysis plan
Develop and execute procedures for the abstraction and merging of data records from source databases into a study database
Contribute to the design of protocols, which includes the methodology, analysis, quality control and reporting sections for both quantitative and qualitative data.
Responsible for the writing, training, and oversight of the data management, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), job aids, guidance etc.
Document data management-related changes
Maintain manual logs of data queries generated and their resolution
Liaise with study coordinator to follow-up data errors, discrepancies, and missing information for ongoing data cleaning
Maintain a log of data collection forms flow between Data Center (DC) and the study sites
Maintain the integrity, security and data backup of the study database
Perform ongoing data quality checks
Responsible for data validation through reconciliation process
Perform preliminary quantitative analysis on research datasets.
A degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health or other health related field or any relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
Minimum three years’ experience as a data officer and/or study coordinator for research.
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