Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.
The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long-term engagement in care. The program is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 7 districts in Malawi. Baylor-Malawi is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions of:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Study Coordinator will support an NIMH-funded implementation science study on HIV voluntary assisted contact tracing (ACT). ACT is an evidence-based practice that efficiently identifies HIV-infected persons in need of HIV treatment and HIV-uninfected persons in need of HIV prevention. Malawi, like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has adopted ACT policies. However, Malawi’s ACT implementation has been sub-optimal due to deficits in health worker capacity and clinical coordination. Our team is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Tingathe, a Malawi-based PEPFAR implementing partner that supports Malawi’s Ministry of Health. Through this grant, we will build on our team’s preliminary work to 1) finalize a set of implementation strategies (theory-based health worker training and continuous quality improvement); 2) package these strategies into a blended learning platform that combines digital and face-to-face modalities; and 3) rigorously evaluate the package for implementation, service uptake, and cost-effectiveness outcomes.
The study coordinator is the operational lead of the study. He/she will lead study planning, formative work, trial launch, and implementation. The coordinator will serve as the primary liaison with district-level staff, investigators, and others. He/she will supervise research and project staff and ensure all study recruitment, retention, and data collection targets are met.
Duties and responsibilities:
We are looking for a highly-organized results-oriented individual with experience as a researcher and team leader. Desired qualifications include;
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:
For physical delivery:
Baylor College of Medicine-Children’s Foundation Malawi
Pink Building, off Presidential Way, in Golden Peacock Shopping Centre Complex
Area 13/92 City Centre
Closing date for receiving applications is 4th December, 2020. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.