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Job Title: MDR TB Epidemiologist
Job Number:
Organization: Oxford Epidemiology Services
Posted: 11/21/2018
Type: Contract
Classification: International Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: TBD,     
Compensation:
Position Description: Job Summary/Background: Oxford Epi seeks an MDR TB Epidemiologist to provide epidemiological leadership in an upcoming multi-country research study funded by USAID. The MDR TB Epidemiologist will provide technical and thought leadership in the design and analysis of the development and implementation of the analytic components of the research and support capacity building efforts of in-country research teams.

Job Responsibilities: • Design research strategies to fulfill the needs of each country involved into the projects taking into account the research objectives, activities, timelines, resources, risks, metrics, communications, dependencies, and contingencies. • Provide senior level support to all countries from the project preparation phase through the project implementation process. • Provide intellectual leadership and analytical direction throughout all stages of the research process. • Professional and research capacity development of the participating countries research team members. • Implement research plans to organize collection of data, interpretation, and analysis of the research data. • Ensure the capture of deep insights from the data, and facilitate clear, shared understanding among all team members of the meaning of the evidence uncovered in the analysis. • Present results in user-friendly, digestible format • Lead the development of evidence-based, actionable recommendations from the findings • Assist USAID in the production of policy papers, briefs, summaries and reports for distribution, including writing and editing, scientific presentations and publications.

Qualifications: Qualifications: • An advanced University degree (Master’s degree or PhD preferred) in health economics, public health, economics, business, international / public affairs, or any quantitative discipline; • 5+ years’ experience in TB programs research and/or management • 15+ years supporting international health programs • Strong knowledge and practical experience on new WHO recommendations for outpatient TB treatment and daycare model implementation • Knowledge in the M/XDR-TB case management in Africa and Asia preferred • Excellent, proven skills in developing analytical, technical and informative materials, and multiple examples of technical and/or academic publications (in TB) highly desirable. • Experience working with local consultants in conducting research and analysis • Computer word processing, database management and data analysis skills, particularly experience using SPSS. • Experience with program evaluation, specifically with developing data collection tools and methodologies, quantitative data analysis, and data presentation. • Excellent writing skills • Good interpersonal and communication skills • Initiative and resourcefulness • Excellent, proven skills in developing analytical, technical and informative materials • Ability to work in a team • Fluency in English and at least one other UN Language

Personal/Professional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Deep understanding of technical principles, theories, and challenges of MDR TB in Africa and Asia. • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills. • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary/multicultural team. • Ability to assess complex programs and situations rapidly and form accurate opinions. • Excellent organizational and planning skills; self- motivated and able to work under pressure.

Physical Requirements/Environment: The position requires travel (approximately 15-30%) for research sites initiation process and monitoring visits.

Organization Description: About Oxford Epi Oxford Epidemiology Services LLC (Oxford Epi) is passionate about using data to strengthen health systems in developing countries. To fulfill this mission, Oxford Epi constantly pursues highly motivated individuals who can be innovative and develop opportunities to enable the communities we serve to live healthy lives, reach their full potential and thrive. We are currently recruiting a team to conduct research on MDR TB for a multi-country project. Anticipated countries include Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), DRC, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine.

Closing Date: 2/21/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rachel Jean-Baptiste,  MDR TB Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 10625 Crestwood Dr

Manassas   VA  20109
United States
Contact Location: 10625 Crestwood Dr
 
  Manassas   VA  20109
  United States
Contact Phone: 703-420-8985 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: info@oxfordepi.com
Web Address:
How to Apply: If you are interested and meet this criterion, please submit your cover letter and resume/CV to info@oxfordepi.com.

Additional Information: Note: This position is contingent on funding.

Disclaimer: Oxford Epi’s talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/21/2019