Senior Epidemiologist at Partners for Health and Development in Africa

  • Published date: June 23, 2022
  • Category: Medical & Pharmaceutical
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis and interpretation of HIV data at both national and county levels to better inform the development of comprehensive HIV prevention measurement frameworks for the country;

  • Support the development, implementation, and review of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, systems, and procedures for tracking HIV program investments at the national and county-level;

  • Support the development, implementation, and review of knowledge management frameworks, systems, and procedures to enhance the translation of evidence into locally relevant policies and strategies;

  • Provide technical expertise in the development of appropriate mechanisms to collate research and innovations and produce strategic products to advance the HIV response;

  • Facilitate the capacity building of national and county level staff to conduct epidemic appraisals and use program data for improvements in measuring national and county level key indicators for HIV prevention;

  • Support utilization of existing data systems like the HIV implementing Partners Online Reporting System, Community AIDS Program Reporting System, MaishaCertification System, National Data Warehouse, Kenya Health Information System within the two institutions to ensure that data generation and use is effective;

  • Support development of required protocols and tools for the collection of high-quality data to monitor the national HIV prevention agenda;

  • Lead the development and implementation of programme science research and capacity building, including; designing and implementation of HIV prevention related surveillance and surveys; development analysis plans and providing interpretation and write-up of results as needed, and coordinating dissemination of surveillance results.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

  • At least a master’s degree in Public Health, Data Science, or Statistics from a recognized institution.

  • A Ph.D. in Epidemiology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience.

  • High-level understanding of the structure and functions of Kenya’s HIV epidemic response.

  • Technical knowledge in managing large datasets from program, survey, and surveillance data.

  • Proficiency and experience with statistical analysis software such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS and working knowledge of GIS software;

  • Technical expertise and experience in digital health and data visualisation would be an added advantage.

Skills and Attributes

  • Experience in the development of prevention cascades, and working in collaboration with different stakeholders - government and non-government;

  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with teams with varying areas of expertise to accomplish project objectives;

  • Ability to effectively communicate complicated epidemiological information to non-technical persons;

  • Articulate and able to communicate in a clear, professional manner with staff and stakeholders;

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political ethical issues surrounding HIV infections and population-based programming;

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage a high-volume workflow, adhere to timelines with minimal supervision, as well as to lead and work collaboratively with others; and

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.


Method of Application

Applications from qualified and interested Kenyan candidates should be sent via e-mail to Applications should consist of an updated CV including the names of three professional referees with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the position applied for in the subject header and the expected salary.

All applications must be received no later than July 4, 2022.


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