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Job Title: Technical Advisor –Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
Job Number: 153685
Organization: I-TECH
Posted: 3/15/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lilongwe,      Malawi
Position Description: The Technical Advisor (TA) – Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, will be seconded to Lighthouse Trust and will work to systematically build the skills of Lighthouse Trust staff to identify, design, implement and report on clinical and program oriented operations research that addresses gaps in the provision of quality care for integrated HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care in the public sector in Malawi. Mentorship and capacity building is expected in the areas of project performance assessment, program level data analysis, research methods, and technical writing and reporting.

The Technical Advisor will functionally report to the Executive Director of the Lighthouse Trust clinic in addition to their University of Washington I-TECH direct report, represented in Malawi by the Country Representative. The Technical Advisor will serve as a liaison between the Lighthouse Trust, the MOH Department of HIV and AIDS, other I-TECH TAs. The TA will be a link to other University of Washington academic resources, including faculty mentorship, partnership on collaborative grant proposals, distance learning, and institutional support. This position will also work closely with counterparts in the Ministry of Health’s Department of HIV and AIDS, Public Health Institute of Malawi, and National Tuberculosis Program to translate best practices from the Lighthouse Trust to HIV treatment clinics nationally.

Qualifications: Master’s in epidemiology, or related field, with strong quantitative research methods skills and a minimum of 5 years of experience in public health research including designing and implementing evaluation activities and operational research in HIV programs

Required knowledge, skills and abilities: • Expertise in implementation science methodology • Strong clinical epidemiology skills and experience with analyses of longitudinal data • Data management expertise including database management, quality assurance, analysis reporting and standard operating procedures • Expertise in quality improvement and applied knowledge of qualitative research, preferred • Proven track record in working in HIV related programs in resource limited settings, preferably in Africa • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and skills through training and mentoring • Proficiency in statistical software such as STATA, SAS or SPSS • Strong writing skills, including writing of reports, proposals and scientific manuscripts • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment • High degree of diplomacy, cultural competency and ability to function in a team based environment • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and skills through training and mentoring • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English • Excellent computer skills • Strong interpersonal skills

Organization Description: The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well- ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH Malawi provides technical assistance to the Malawi Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners to support health systems strengthening initiatives. I-TECH Malawi is partnering with the Lighthouse Trust, a Malawian Public Trust, in order to strengthen staff capacity to consistently monitor and evaluate program implementation, and conduct collaborative operations research and epidemiologic analyses that build on routine and non- routine data collection. The ability of the Lighthouse Trust to lead such research will support clinical programs and the translation of pilot studies into evidence based practice for patients on long life antiretroviral therapy in active care.

Closing Date: 6/15/2018
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Contact Name: Holly Vargas,  HR Manager
Contact Location: 325 9th Avenue

Seattle   WA  98104
United States
Contact Location: 325 9th Avenue
  Seattle   WA  98104
  United States
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Additional Information: This 100% full time position is seconded within Lighthouse Trust in Malawi. The Technical Advisor position requires up to 20% travel in areas that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The Technical Advisor requires occasional participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.

Web Site Delete Date: 6/15/2018