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Job title :OpCon South Africa Evaluation Coordinator Reference :141742
Company :ICAP (The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs)
Professional Sector : Industry Sector :
Location : No location given
Salary : 0.00 - 0.00
Applications open :2018-06-08Applications close :2018-06-22
Job Description

ICAP-SA seeks to fill the following position, based at the Regional Office, Centurion, South Africa:

OpCon South Africa Evaluation Coordinator
As part of the Optimizing Momentum Towards Sustainable Epidemic Control (OpCon) project, ICAP will be conducting an evaluation of a large-scale community health worker initiative in South Africa funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The project will include both process evaluation and impact evaluation elements and will involve both the collection and analysis of primary data and the analysis of existing routinely collected monitoring and evaluation data.
Reporting to the ICAP South Africa Country Director, the Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for providing overall technical support with regard to evaluation implementation, including development of standard operating procedures and data quality assurance (QA) processes; coordination of ethical and IRB reviews; evaluation of staff hiring, training, and supervision; project management and financial oversight; oversight and QA of all evaluation procedures at evaluation sites; oversight of data collection and management; communication with staff at ICAP headquarters in New York; and report writing and project documentation.

Responsibilities: • Oversee and supervise all project and evaluation-related activities including management and ongoing technical support including: * Overseeing institutional review/ethics board submissions, including modifications and renewals * Developing job descriptions and assisting with recruitment of evaluation staff * Developing evaluation staff training materials and participating in evaluation staff trainings * Developing evaluation standard operating procedures and job aids * Assisting with procurement and other activities required for evaluation start up * Ensuring adherence to the protocol and standard operating procedures * Providing technical support for procurement * Monitoring evaluation spending and reviewing all financial reporting * Overseeing evaluation close out activities including secure storage of evaluation data • Ensure communication between NY-based investigators, in-country technical staff and evaluation team: * Providing weekly updates and communicating regularly with senior evaluation staff to inform them of evaluation progress and any challenges encountered at the sites * Providing regular updates on the progress of the evaluation to the health facility management and clinical care teams at evaluation sites * Overseeing data quality assurance for the evaluation through routine data quality checks and on-site assessments as per evaluation standard operating procedures * Overseeing data management for the evaluation including facilitating submission of data from the on-site evaluation team to New York offices * Conducting on-site monitoring and data quality audits as required * Assisting with funder reporting and other evaluation outputs, including manuscripts* Assisting with other aspects of the projects as directed.

Requirements: • Master of Public Health or related discipline • 6+ years’ related experience • Experience in managing USG-funded projects • Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research, including adherence to research protocols, data collection procedures and ethical requirements of human subjects research • Practical experience managing health systems research in South Africa • Familiarity with the structure of the health system in South Africa • Demonstrated experience managing both quantitative and qualitative data and conducting data analysis, preferably using SAS • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, including MS Access • Fluency in written and spoken English • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organisational skills • Excellent writing and editing skills • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams • Experience in managing and supervising a multisite research project, including managing evaluation staff, overseeing data collection and conducting data quality assessments • Experience in designing, implementing and/or evaluating health workforce initiatives, in particular community health worker initiatives • Experience using Nvivo and/or other qualitative data analysis software • Travel requirements: Up to 50% local travel per year within South Africa.

Kindly e-mail your application and a detailed CV, with 3 contactable employment references, to icap-jobs-southafrica@colombia.edu for the attention of Witness Kanengoni. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.
Closing date: 22 June 2018

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note: Management reserves the right to assign or re-assign duties and responsibilities at any time.