Project Manager – HIV Active Case-Based Surveillance and Recency
The HIV Case Based Surveillance Project Manager (PM) is a senior position supporting on a daily basis HIV Prevention unit and thus works under direct supervision of the Prevention Services Unit Director. However, given the crosscutting nature of HIV case-based surveillance (CBS), the CBS Project Manager will regularly report to the HIV Division Manager and collaborate closely with HIV Research and Surveillance Unit Director, the Health Information Systems Unit, and the CBS Core Team. Based at Rwanda Biomedical Center, the CBS PM will provide day-to-day leadership on data management and analytic activities associated with the Recency testing and Rwanda Active Case Based Surveillance (CBS) for HIV protocol funded through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The PM will supervise the Recency Focal Persons (RFPs), Data Manager, and Business Intelligence Developer and lead in the development of data management solutions to support the CBS/Recency testing system to generate timely and actionable HIV surveillance data, including data from HIV testing services and laboratory data systems. The PM will be a member of the CBS Core Group representing data management and analytic activities. The objective of this position is to enhance surveillance of HIV clinical services to inform public health response strategies and interventions that contribute to reaching and sustaining HIV epidemic control in Rwanda. The specific role of this position is to manage the collection, quality, analysis, and dissemination of Active CBS data to produce high quality and timely surveillance data for individual level health analytics and response.
The PM will assume the following responsibilities:
- Oversee full administration of Recency testing and CBS program in project management, planning, monitoring, etc. the PM will lead the development, monitoring, and execution of TRACE project management tools (i.e. detailed implementation plan, M&E plan, data analysis plan, indicator tracking table, etc.)
- Supervise and provide guidance to TRACE project staff i.e. Recency focal persons (RFPs) and Data manager and Business Intelligence Developer for smooth implementation of the project activities
- Provide oversight of the technical and program work being conducted by the Recency Testing and Active CBS project team, partners, health agencies, health facilities including laboratory.
- Initiate, organize, and coordinate TRACE Project related activities (meetings, workshop, training, etc.) that involves multi-stakeholders’ engagements.
- Prepare periodic (quarterly & Annually) progress reports for TRACE project activities and share them with RBC HIV Division and ICAP
- Coordinate MoH and RBC leadership, participation, response, and management to RPHIA activities.
- Direct all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation at center and site level for the Active CBS system
- Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems and review outputs for quality control
- Represent the project as assigned by the supervisor on matters pertaining to the execution of program-related activities with governmental partners, CDC, and other partners
- Ensure that TRACE project data is regularly updated, managed, analyzed, and presented in RBC and ICAP staff meetings.
- Serve as a liaison between CDC, ICAP, and RBC-HIV Division to ensure communications flow smoothly around CBS project
- Build capacity at central and facility level to use data from the Active CBS system to improve HIV program response, including program and policy modification, as needed
- Present progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including CDC, governmental partners, and other implementing partners
- Support dissemination of project findings, including performance of rapid recency tests, description of the surveillance structure developed to monitor recent infections, and trends and patterns of recent infections across countries.
- Perform other duties as directed
Education: Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, and a minimum of a degree in general medicine.
Experience, Skills, and Minimum Required Qualifications:
- At least five (5) years of experience in the management of large-scale health or development projects, with proven capacity in building and managing a diverse team of technical and support staff
- At least four (4) year of experience in managing HIV/AIDS programs/projects.
- Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of disease surveillance data
- Demonstrated competence in the analysis of disease surveillance data
- Demonstrated competence working within CDC or similar regulations and procedures
- Ability to work with and learn from a team of technical experts with varied background (information system developers, epidemiologists, health care service providers, etc.)
- Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral and/or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments.
- Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English. Basic proficiency in French or Kinyarwanda beneficial
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Closing Date : 15th January, 2021.