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Career Openings at Elizabeth Glaser

Career Openings at Elizabeth Glaser

Career Openings at Elizabeth Glaser,

Career Openings at Elizabeth Glaser

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Technical Advisor – Data Management and Analysis

How will you fight for an AIDS-free generation?

Background

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS and has reached more than 26 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their infants. EGPAF is supporting activities in 19 counties and nearly 6,000 sites to implement prevention, care and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children and families worldwide.

In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County governments, and implementing partners to support HIV prevention, care and treatment in more than 10 Counties. EGPAF is mainly funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). EGPAF also receives awards to implement its agenda from other development partners such UNITAID and others.

The foundation seeks a qualified and experienced Data Manager (DM) in its research department. The Data Manager will be required to have experience and knowledge in the collection, organization, analysis and reporting of quantitative data, including large datasets of patient-level data and with experience working with public health evaluation data. The Data Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing data management processes and strategies for all public health evaluation activities carried out by the research department. The Data Manager will directly report to the ADPHED.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Title ?

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the ADPHED, and data management and analysis leads in-country, regionally, and globally (where applicable), the Data Manager will oversee, and coordinate all data management activities including data entry, data quality assurance and control, take lead and participate in the design of study data collection tools and databases as well as developing guiding documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), data management plans (DMPs), data analysis plans (DAPs), job aids, data dictionaries and codebooks.
  • The incumbent will be developing electronic mobile data collection using ODK1, ODK-X, REDCap and other mobile application platforms.
  • She/he will routinely execute procedures for the abstraction and merging of data records from source databases including aggregate databases such as DHIS, EGPAF knowledge management system and DATIM and patient-level databases such as the National Data Warehouse.
  • The incumbent will contribute actively in the design of study protocols and/or evaluation plans, specifically the methodology, analysis, quality control and reporting sections. She/he will also be responsible for the oversight of the data management procedures through training and routine capacity building activities.
  • The Data Manager will routinely document data management-related changes. They will also actively maintain logs and files of data queries generated, share with the data collection team and document their resolution. She/he will liaise with the study coordinator (SC) to follow up on the data resolution process for ongoing data cleaning and will be required to routinely travel to sites to offer direct support and monitoring.
  • As part of the data cleaning procedures, the Data Manager will generate final, cleaned and appropriately named and stored analysis data files in prescribed format(s). They will ensure to maintain the integrity, security, and routine automated data backup of all active study databases.
  • They will also maintain a log of data collection tools flow between the data storage server and the study sites in liaison with the SC and Research Regulatory Officer (RRO).
  • The Data Manager will be required to actively participate and also take lead in the quantitative analysis on research datasets using statistical analysis tools such as STATA, R or Python under the guidance of the ADPHED and the biostatistician.
  • She/he might be required to offer support to other countries in the region when called upon.
  • The Data Manager will offer technical guidance and actively participate in the development of abstracts for conferences, manuscripts for publication, research/evaluation reports and dissemination exercises.
  • The Data Manager will also be assigned other duties as required by the ADPHED.

To Be Successful, You Will Have

  • Master’s Degree in health information management, statistics/biostatistics /epidemiology or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training (Bachelor’s degree with 5 years relevant experience may be considered).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a data manager or similar role.
  • Experience in health-related research and program evaluation is desirable.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with Electronic Data Collection (EDC) tools such as ODK1/ODK-X/Survey CTO/ REDCap.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel, specifically in analysis, data aggregation and reporting using Power Query.
  • Experience and working statistical knowledge using STATA, R, Python for Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) and analysis and modelling of large datasets.

Field Accountant

How will you fight for an AIDS-free generation?

Will support the Senior Finance Officer in ensuring that financial and accounting operations are in strict compliance with EGPAF policies and procedures and specific donor rules and regulations. Also strive to ensure efficient and accountable use of donor funds across the Kenya program.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Title?

Accounts Payables

  • Ensures adequacy of supporting documentation for all documentation forwarded for payment
  • Timely processing of staff advances for travel and activities.
  • Processing of supplier invoices within stipulated period.
  • Ensuring vouchers are duly authorized before payment and filing.
  • Manage a systematic online financial filing system that is sequential, complete and up to date at all times.
  • Pro-actively address identified monthly compliance issues regarding payables from HQ and between Nairobi & Sub-Offices.

Accounts Receivables

  • Implement EGPAF Kenya’s advances liquidation policy.
  • Reviews and signs off on all submitted Field Expense Reports, ensuring the validity and accuracy of all submitted receipts. Periodically samples receipts and clarifies sampled expenses with vendors.
  • Accurately posts the advances liquidating expenses to QuickBooks.

Cash/Bank Management

  • Monitor bank account balances and request for top ups whenever the account runs low.
  • Performs accurate monthly bank reconciliations.

Monthly Reporting activities

  • Daily posting of all transactions in quick books and ensuring consistency, accuracy and completeness of such transactions.
  • Work on key end month KPIs to facilitate EGPAF –K finance office meets all HQ reporting deadlines for Quick Books closing.

Other Responsibilities

  • Orientation of new staff on finance policies and procedures.
  • Support of both internal and external audit.
  • Focal finance representative in Dhibiti Project.
  • A member of budget monitoring Committee- Dhibiti Project.
  • Any other work related duties as may be assigned.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Minimum Degree in related Business Field.
  • CPA will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability and willingness to work long hours.
  • Able to work in team settings and willingness to learn.
  • Cross-cultural competence as demonstrated by confidence and ability to make relevant presentations to diverse audiences.
  • IT Savvy, including accounting soft wares.
  • Willingness to travel.

Technical Officer – Retention, Adherence and Linkage

How will you fight for an AIDS-free generation?

Reporting to the Retention, Adherence and Linkage Technical Advisor, the Retention, Adherence and Linkage Technical Officer will support the planning and implementation of Retention, Adherence, Psychosocial support and Linkage interventions required for HIV care and treatment and PMTCT services within LVCT Vukisha95 supported facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Homabay county.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Title?

Patient Appointment Management

§ Provide leadership and technical assistance to health facilities on Client Appointment Management system.

§ Design and develop high quality patient-focused appointment management systems to increase demand creation & Retention for HIV care services at the facility at all Vukisha 95 supported site.

Defaulter Tracing & management (Retention)

§Ensures effective active client follow up systems at each Vukisha 95 supported facility through adoption and use of relevant job aids and data collection tools as per client retention and defaulter tracing SOPs.

§ Provides technical assistance to health care facilities for planning, implementation and evaluation of patient tracing and retention systems and related data management, data quality assurance, data summarization and analysis.

Adherence Counseling

In collaboration with the adherence counselors/Peer Educators:-

§Plans and oversees the implementation of high quality patient-focused demand creation, adherence and retention activities including establishment of functional multidisciplinary adherence support teams at each supported site.

§ Oversee the implementation and documentation of targeted adherence sessions for clients who are suspected for treatment failure (STF).

§ Conducts capacity building of adherence support multidisciplinary teams, which will include HCW, PE, mentor mothers, LSE in provision of stigma free services, which include HIV treatment literacy, adherence monitoring and psychosocial support with emphasis on EGPAF/National specific approach.

Psychosocial Support

§Oversees compliance to facility level adherence and psychosocial support Standard Operating Procedures (National and project specific) for PE work, Mentor mothers, Community linkages and defaulter tracing at within Vukisha 95  sites.

§Ensure the development of structured mechanisms within age- specific patient focused psychosocial support groups to deliver treatment literacy and address psychosocial and environmental barriers to optimal retention & adherence.

§ Coordinate the establishment and management of Treatment literacy groups for various categories of clients.

§ Support the Peer educators and adherence counselors develop a schedule for Treatment literacy sessions for the various groups.

§ Ensure that PHDP interventions and treatment literacy activities are implemented and documented at each supported site.

Referral and linkages

§Guide development and maintenance of updated referral directories to strengthen community-networking activities in collaboration with Community Prevention team in Vukisha 95  supported sites.

§ Establish community services inventory and SOPs for community-facility referral and linkages and vice versa.

Recording and Documentation

§Identify best practices, document, recommend, implement and disseminate effective and innovative approaches to adherence, client retention, defaulter tracing, community – facility linkage and stigma reduction at each supported site.

To be successful, you will have:

§Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling psychology ,Social sciences or other equivalent qualifications in social sciences and/or Public Health.

§At least three (3) years project management experience working in demand creation, adherence counselling, psychosocial support and community linkages in HIV care and treatment/PMTCT.

§ Proficiency in computer packages (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Power Point).

§ Familiar with and experience working with Government bodies particularly NASCOP , NACC

§ Familiar with HIV community programs and facility retention programs including peer education and other MOH departments.

§ Possess adequate facilitation, mentoring and counseling skills.

§ Must understand PEPFAR /CDC/NASCOP/NACC Technical guidance requirements

§ For HIV Care & Treatment particularly on Adherence.

§ Dedicated team player with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, report writing and analytical skills details oriented.

Bonus points if you have:

§ A master’s degree will be an added advantage.

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