Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
The objective of this position is to provide support and technical assistance to the Science Office Chief/Associate Director of Science, the Associated Director of Programs, the Country Director, Branch Chiefs, team leads, program staff, and other USG agencies in designing, implementing and evaluating Implementation science project s and their products.
Under this task order, the contractor shall independently provide all labor, supplies, material and equipment (exception s noted below) in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners in accordance with this Statement of Work by providing the services below for implementation Science activities.
100% Technical Assistance: Provides scientific technical assistance to program staff and Branch Chiefs in assigned Program Branches and/or program areas in the planning, development, conduct, analysis and dissemination of implementation science activities. Offers support and assistance to implementing partners, in particular local partners, to successfully implement key research activities to the highest technical and ethical standards, while building their capacity to execute these studies themselves. Engages directly with all research activities within the specified portfolio and prioritizes level of engagement to ensure high quality outputs and timely execution. Provides technical assistance and advice to Project Officers/Program Leads/Activity Managers of Cooperative Agreements on implementation science issues that need to be addressed to ensure implementation occurs according to agreed upon and documented timelines and budgets. Provides technical assistance in the development of evaluation strategies and formulation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation activities for on-going and future public health programmatic issues in consultation and collaboration with other USG agencies in Tanzania, the Government of Tanzania (GoT), and other selected local implementing agencies. Assists in the facilitation and coordination of implementation science projects within CDC and across United States Government (USG) agencies and partners in Tanzania. Assists in facilitating research prioritization process within CDC and USG and supports nation al research strategy development and implementation. Participates in drafting and review of protocols and data collection tools of specific research activities within the specified Science portfolio. Assists with completing analyses and drafting publication s related to implementation science. Work with Science Office Chief and CDC Atlanta Science Offices to ensure appropriate policies are followed; and travel to and support specific study sites during period s of data collection preparation, implementation, analysis, and information dissemination. Provides technical oversight, as needed, on training of data collectors, data entry and management personnel to ensure quality of training. Provides support for literature reviews as requested. Performs and/or supports the writing of abstracts, reports and manuscripts through one on one mentoring and/or writing workshops with CDC program staff, fellows and GoT collaborators. Leads and/or assists with other tasks related to the planning, capacity building and implementation of research activities to fulfill the needs of CDC/Tanzania and other USG partners. The Contracting consultant shall provide support and work to strengthen efforts to build the capacity of Tanzanian staff from government and national Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved with USG funded implementation science activities, through targeted scientific input, and planning and advising on key aspects of specific evaluation s, with particular focus on at least one large multi-country project. Provide support and work to strengthen efforts to build the capacity of interested and capable CDC Tanzania staff on implementation science activities. Works in collaboration with any fellow(s) assigned to the same science portfolio, focusing on professional development of the fellow and tracking of fellow's deliverables.
- Graduation from an accredited university with a master’s level degree in public health, epidemiology, medical science or related field is required.
- At least three years of experience with progressive responsibility in project management of HIV prevention science activities, preferably in an international setting
- At least three years of experience with operational or implementation science development, implementation and analysis, preferably in an international setting
- At least two years of experience working with PEPFAR programs is desirable
- Excellent time and project management skills
- Level IV English proficiency required
- Level I Kiswahili proficiency (preferred)
Interested candidates should email their cover letter, CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration!