Project Overview

Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention (MOSAIC) is a five-year (2021-2026) global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help women protect themselves from HIV by accelerating introduction and scale-up of new biomedical prevention products.

MOSAIC works globally and across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa to implement user-centered research and research translation efforts to identify, understand, and remove barriers to new product introduction, access, and use; coordinate and provide technical assistance to global, national, and subnational stakeholders to expedite product launch and scale-up; and strengthen the capacity of a wide range of local partners to perform essential functions that support the introduction of HIV prevention products.

Position Description

The Study Coordinator will provide management and coordination support for implementation of all aspects of the ring study in Eswatini. S/he will provide management and quality assurance support and ensure successful implementation of the study work plan and achievement of the goals. S/he will support the development of study deliverables and quality reports and ensure timely submission to MOSAIC leadership and donor. S/he will report to the MOSAIC Project Lead. The position is based in Mbabane, Eswatini. View full JD online.

Summary Responsibilities

  • Support the Eswatini ring and other studies by providing necessary country specific context and information

  • Coordinate implementation of all study related activities in Eswatini in a timely manner, including study startup

  • Provide technical input in developing research protocols, data collection instruments and other documentation related to Eswatini ring and other studies as and when required

  • Support the MOSAIC Eswatini team in the development of all required submission materials to facilitate ethical approval of research activities with the regulatory authorities and other relevant authorities and ensure compliance throughout the project lifespan.

  • Coordinate the development of study annual workplans

  • Track performance against project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.

  • Monitor and address research related issues in a timely manner and keep senior project management apprised of activity progress

  • Support the MOSAIC Eswatini lead to collaborate and coordinate with the Ministry of Health, USAID, Regional Health Management Teams and other key country stakeholders

  • Support communication to Global MOSAIC leadership on study indicators, progress against targets, and results.

  • Conduct trainings for study implementation

  • Support data collection and analysis, report writing, and dissemination.

  • Develop timely and accurate reports to FHI 360 and donors as required

  • Represent FHI 360 and the MOSAIC project in professional and public settings and makes presentations at public fora as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    • Clinical Bachelor’s Degree or its international equivalent

    • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Science or related field preferred

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in research and evaluation implementation, analysis, and project management in a busy health institution in Eswatini.

    • Supervisory experience in managing team of research data teams.

    • Experience in research or evaluation with manuscripts, and study implementation.

    • Strong technical knowledge of HIV prevention, qualitative and quantitative research, knowledge of quality improvement and research utilization is an added advantage.

    • Experience in working with USAID-funded program is preferred

      How to Apply:

      The position will be based in Eswatini. Eswatini nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

      To apply, please visit https://www.fhi360.org/careers and submit application by July 20, 2022, at 5:00 pm/EST.

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