ICAP Strategic Information Lead Jobs in Kenya
ICAP Strategic Information Lead Jobs in KenyaPosition SummaryICAP at Columbia University is seeking an experienced and qualified expert to fill the role of Strategic Information (SI) lead for ICAP’s proposed CDC-funded project, Strategic Use of Surveillance and Epidemiology to Support HIV Epidemic Control in Kenya under PEPFAR (CDC-RFA-GH20-2042).
The SI Lead will be based in Kenya and supervise the Epidemiologist and Statistician/Data Analyst.
This successful applicant will interface with health informatics, geospatial analytic and cost analysis partners and provide technical guidance and vision for surveillance and survey activities ensuring that all activities meet the highest technical standards.
The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.
Serves as primary contact with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and CDC on epidemiology, statistics, data analytics and health informatics and enhances the strategic relevance and quality of surveillance and survey activities
Supervises the Epidemiologist, Statistician/Data Analyst and manages the geospatial, costing and health informatics partners
Closely collaborates with laboratory teams to ensure data capture and analytic plans meet the needs and standards of biomarker data, including rapid test for recent infection and viral load
Directs the SI domains of the preparation and conduct of surveillance and survey implementation trainings
In collaboration with the MOH and CDC, defines a quality management strategy for case-based surveillance (CBS), recent infection surveillance and other surveillance/survey activities
Closely works with the MOH, CDC and other stakeholders to develop data use and public health response strategy in Kenya using data from CBS and recent infection surveillance
In collaboration with the MOH and CDC, develops and conducts activities to strengthen the capacity to design and implement epidemiologic studies as well as analyze, disseminate, and effectively use data from these studies to formulate programs and policies
Leads and/or assists in the generation and presentation of project reports, publications, and presentations
Advanced degree in epidemiology, demography, public health, humanities, or related discipline
Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the senior management and leadership of monitoring and evaluation and/or strategic information of large-scale international health or development project
Experience building and managing a diverse team of technical and support staff
Ability to analyze issues, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations; to prepare and present comprehensive statistical and narrative reports; to conduct effective presentations; to interpret departmental policies and procedures, grants, legislation, and regulations relating to research activities; to prepare concise reports, and to supervise the work of others
Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the development of measurable objectives, operational plans, and measurable indicators/targets for public health programs and projects.
Experience in conducting HIV surveillance and surveys
Experience in directing surveillance, service delivery or survey projects involving large sets of data
Demonstrated experience establishing, growing, and maintaining effective working relationships with donors, implementing partners and the ministry of health
Experience working with CDC, PEPFAR, U.S. Government, or other bi-lateral donors preferable, with strong familiarity with CDC reporting requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Fluent English oral and written communication
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; ICAP Strategic Information Lead Jobs in Kenya
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