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Associate Data Officer / Database Manager at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - EGPAF

Akwajobs   (Yaounde, Cameroon)

Posted : 27 December, 2018
Category : Information Technology   Location : Yaounde, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Associate Data Officer

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Reports to: Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation

Contract Duration: Full time starting in February 2019

This position is remunerated on local terms. "Sometimes it's time when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments. " -Elizabeth Glaser

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000-year-olds who work in the field-the Foundation's global mission is to eliminate HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and comprehensive global advocacy activities to change the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

Project description The goal of the UNITAID TB-TB project is to reach more children who are suffering from tuberculosis (TB), by using innovative models of TB care for children and improving the market for child-friendly TB medicines. One innovative research project is the integration of pediatric TB services (INPUT study). The INPUT is a cluster-randomized intervention study using a two-dimensional approach to diagnosis and management. This study will compare the standard of care, which offers pediatric TB services based on current routine approach in the country and the intervention, which will offer pediatric TB services integrated into key child healthcare services, as part of the UNITAID CaP TB package. Another innovative research project is the community contact of children who have been diagnosed with TB. This study is designed as a cluster of contact tracing. One model is facility-based where TB cases are submitted to their children under 5 years or HIV + to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go to the home of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for the diagnosis of a child with a negative screening. Another innovative research project is the community contact of children who have been diagnosed with TB. This study is designed as a cluster of contact tracing. One model is facility-based where TB cases are submitted to their children under 5 years or HIV + to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go to the home of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for the diagnosis of a child with a negative screening. Another innovative research project is the community contact of children who have been diagnosed with TB. This study is designed as a cluster of contact tracing. One model is facility-based where TB cases are submitted to their children under 5 years or HIV + to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go to the home of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for the diagnosis of a child with a negative screening. One model is facility-based where TB cases are submitted to their children under 5 years or HIV + to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go to the home of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for the diagnosis of a child with a negative screening. One model is facility-based where TB cases are submitted to their children under 5 years or HIV + to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go to the home of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for the diagnosis of a child with a negative screening.

Job Summary

The Associate Data Officer (Data Manager) will be responsible for the data management of the two CAP-TB specific research projects (INPUT and CONTACT studies). He will be overseeing each project and will be able to provide data and data quality. He / she will report to the main in-country investigator and will work closely with the study coordinator. He will be working under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation.

Responsibilities 

  • Conduct data quality assessment in the study of databases and general listing of errors or incoherence.
  • Produce and send data to a data site and supervise data correction process 
  • EGPAF standards and standard setting. 
  • Develop and maintain a robust archiving system (electronic and hard copy) 
  • Communicate and collaborate with EGPAF HQ statisticians and others research team to ensure consistency of statistical approaches and studies. 
  • scientifically validated statistical input for project evaluation protocol, interpretation of statistical results for abstracts and manuscripts, statistical analysis. 
  • Progress statistics, projections and newsletter.

Required Qualifications 

  • Master degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or any other relevant domain
  • A diploma in public health, or any other field will be appreciated. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of human subjects' research and GCP. 
  • Experience in clinical or operational research as data manager or data officers, will be highly appreciated.
  • Experience in management of electronic data collection software will be highly valued. 
  • Knowledge and master of at least one statistic analysis software (Stata; SPSS; SAS) is mandatory
  • Experience in monitoring of clinical and operational research is mandatory. 
  • Excellent teamwork and coordination skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Perfect professional proficiency in English and French.

Applications will be considered until January 10, 2019.

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