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Clinton Health Access Initiative Has Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Malaria Operational Research Study Coordinator

Closing Date: Monday, 12 September 2011


Overview: On November 8, 2008, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria approved the launch of an ambitious new initiative to increase access to malaria treatment around the world. Nine countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are participating in Phase 1 of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm); these countries account for more than one-third of the global malaria burden. The AMFm began operations in June 2009, with orders placed for over 22 million subsidized ACTs and nearly 2 million affordable ACTs in four countries.

The Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and key malaria policymakers, has developed an operational research portfolio that seeks to address critical outstanding questions regarding how access to malaria treatment can be improved in the context of the AMFm. The projects in this portfolio have been designed to provide rigorous evidence of the impact of various policy innovations that aim to improve the targeting and increase the reach of anti-malarials into the poorest and most remote areas.

CHAI is currently seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, managerial, analytical, and communication skills to support the implementation of a randomized impact evaluation in Uganda. This project will test the feasibility of making rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria—blood stick tests that give results in 15 minutes—available in the small private drug shops in rural areas of the country. This position will primarily be based in the field (Eastern Uganda).

Responsibilities:

Supporting project implementation including: implementing the intervention, participating in data collection, assisting the Study Coordinator in managing a field team of surveyors, assisting with preliminary data analysis
Regularly liaising with and working under the guidance of the Study Coordinator and Principal Investigators leading the study
Managing data collection protocols
Developing and overseeing data management processes
Conducting quality control of data as it comes in from the field
Monitoring proper implementation of RDTs and adherence to safety protocols in rural drug shops
Liaising with the Government of Uganda and other stakeholders in the malaria community
Writing project reports and helping draft policy memos
Helping with other dissemination tasks as needed

Qualifications:
Experience in social science field research
Excellent management and organizational skills
Excellent writing and communication skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Willingness to travel frequently and to do field work
Ability and willingness to work effectively in cross-cultural environments
Flexibility, self-motivation, and an ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies and to work independently
Experience in and knowledge of Africa
Experience working in rural settings for extended periods of time

Advantages:
Advanced degree in economics, public health, public policy, social sciences or related fields
Familiarity with randomized evaluations preferred
Experience with survey implementation strongly preferred
Knowledge of STATA strongly preferred

PLEASE APPLY ONLY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2212/job

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