International Business & Technical Consultants Senior Research & Evaluation Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Jobs in Rwanda

International Business & Technical Consultants Senior Research & Evaluation Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Jobs in Rwanda

About Us

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.

IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.


IBTCI seeks a Senior Research & Evaluation Specialist to provide a broad range of surveillance, epidemiologic studies, and evaluation support to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rwanda to ensure surveillance and epidemiologic studies conducted are done in compliance with good clinical practices, including but not limited to regulatory oversight and data quality.

This is a live proposal, this vacancy is subject to IBTCI being awarded the activity.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support CDC Rwanda in all surveillance, epidemiologic studies, and evaluation endeavors, through hands on support, consultancies, and scheduled meetings.

  • Provide technical and expertise advice on surveillance, epidemiologic studies, and evaluation matters to CDC Rwanda staff.

  • Provide technical assistance and training on surveillance, research and evaluation methodology and program evaluation.

  • Develop protocols for program evaluations, operations research, surveys and surveillance.

  • Adapt and present approved CDC curriculum on protocol development, research methods, including data collection, data management and analysis, data interpretations, and manuscript writing for CDC Rwanda.

  • Develop protocols and data collection tools and provide guidance on data collection, implementation and data analysis and write-up.

  • Support a collaborative approach in program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities.

  • Build capacity within the CDC Rwanda’s programs teams and implementing partners to improve submitted surveillance and scientific products for clearance, including protocols, abstracts, manuscripts.

  • Review scientific evidence pertaining to disease prevention, and care and treatment support programs at CDC.

  • Disseminates results from CDC-funded surveillance, epidemiologic studies and program evaluations conducted by implementing partners.

  • Monitor on-going studies to ensure quality, valid and reliable data.

  • Monitor data, records, and processes for ethical assurance.

  • Travel to and present on behalf of
    CDC Rwanda at CDC-approved national conferences, meetings and workshops as requested. These conferences may include INTEREST, APHA, IAS, etc. Note- Travel for conferences are not allowed without a formal bilateral modification by the Contract Officer.

  • Participate in SIMS visits, data quality assessments, when requested by CDC Rwanda senior management.

  • Disseminate program and study results in collaboration with CDC Rwanda staff and implementing partners through scientific journals, periodic reports, and public presentations.

  • Support CDC-Rwanda’s key partners (Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Center) in conducting surveillance and epidemiologic studies on emerging public health threats and infectious diseases.

  • Support analysis and interpretation of CDC Rwanda program data through triangulation of surveys, surveillance, and program data

  • Other duties as assigned.


    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of statistic, and epidemiology, to design, conduct, and analyze studies to develop and evaluate protocols pertaining to HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and other infectious diseases.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in advanced analysis using SPSS, SAS, STATA and data management.

  • Experience working with the federal cooperative agreement recipients and budget processes and cycles.

  • Required language skills English (Level IV: Fluency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding of English)

  • Knowledge of French Language

  • Must be able to obtain security clearance, Public Trust level by the National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) and a Credit Check, and possible Minimum or Limited Background Investigation.

  • Oral and written fluency in English required, fluency in another language preferred.

  • Education: Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, Health Economics, Epidemiology or other statistically focused topic and a Masters in Science.

    How to Apply

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