UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training HIV Recency Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training HIV Recency Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) through its affiliate international NGO Global Programs for Research and Training (GP) is engaged in a project in Kenya , funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and its partners to roll out the use of a Rapid Test for Recency Infection (RTRI) for surveillance in Kenya.

Global Programs for Research & Training seeks a candidate with experience in projection coordination, including qualitative and quantitative data collection, to work on the RTRI initiative.

The purpose of this activity is to provide important surveillance information on new infections with an aim of guiding HIV prevention efforts in Kenya and to inform the scale up of recency testing in Kenya.

Furthermore, it will assess the feasibility of integrating recency testing into routine HIV testing services. The position requires 1-year commitment.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate in the development of project tools and other related materials.
  • Assist with training on the protocol and operations.
  • Coordinate all training related to the project in conjunction with other partners.
  • Oversee the logistics of site preparation including ensuring commodities are at the facilities and taking inventory of shipments received.
  • Conduct fortnightly or monthly visits to assess the logistics and technical progress of the work.
  • Assist in coordination of all aspects of collection and analysis of data including regular quality assurance checks.
  • Work with the MOH, CDC and IPs to ensure that the technical requirements of the protocol are met and to monitor participant recruitment, sample collection and transport and quality of data.
  • Work with the MOH and its partners to ensure that staff at each site adhere to approved ethical procedures in the protocol.
  • Work with the MOH and its partners to oversee the quality of data collection and manage data with
    secure backup.
  • Ensure timely delivery of materials needed for the implementation of the project.
  • Ensure handling of samples as specified in protocols.
  • Participate in routine meetings with CDC, UCSF, and MOH to identify any concerns with the procedures and adverse situations.
  • Coordinate communication between collaborating organizations.
  • Participate in data interpretation, report writing, and results dissemination.
  • Be open to new tasks throughout the project period and available to respond to unexpected logistical and other needs that may arise.
  • Assist with the scale up and full implementation of recency testing in Kenya.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years post-graduate experience in project management of large-scale research or health surveys.
  • Master’s degree or higher in demography, public health, social sciences, laboratory sciences or other related field.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the survey implementation.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in shifts (including nights and weekends), if necessary.
  • Availability for duration of the survey.

    How to Apply
  • Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information.

    All applications must include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV with names, email addresses and telephone numbers for three referees
  • Salary History
  • Applications must be sent by email to HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject HIV Recency Project Coordinator by end of day Monday, 7th October 2019 by 5PM.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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