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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Job Title: Study Coordinator
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Reports to: Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation
Contract Duration: 2 years starting in May 2018
Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms.
"Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments."
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
The goal of the UNITAID CAP-TB project is to reach more children who are suffering from tuberculosis (TB) by using innovative models of TB care for children and improving the market for child-friendly TB medicines. One innovative research project is the community contact tracing of children who have been in close contact with adults that have been diagnosed with TB. This study is designed as a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing two models of contact tracing. One model is facility-based where TB cases are asked to bring their children under 5 years or HIV+ to the facility for screening. The other model is community-based, where community healthcare workers go into the households of TB cases and screen the children on the spot. Symptomatic children are referred to the facility for diagnosis and children under 5 with a negative screening are offered preventive therapy.
The study coordinator will be responsible of the preparation, implementation and coordination of the CAP-TB community contact tracing study in Cameroon. He/she will oversee a team of study nurses, a data manager and a study monitor. He/she will report to the country principal investigator and trial manager on study-related aspects and will be under the supervision of the Associate Director of Public Health Evaluation.
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How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through the following link.
Applications will be considered until March 23, 2018.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
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