Research Associate-TB M&E Surveillance Advisor (01002797)

Position Information
Status reviewing applications; interviewing in progress
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Carolina Population Center-631100
Working Title RA-TB M&E Surveillance Advisor
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range Dependent upon experience
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003716
Position ID 01002797
Posting Open Date 04/24/2019
Application Deadline 05/15/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2019
Position Summary

MEASURE Evaluation is a decades-long initiative led by the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill to enable countries to strengthen their systems to generate high quality health information that is used for decision making at local, national, and global levels. Under this leader award, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) issued the Associate Award (AA), TB Data, Impact Assessment, and Communications Hub (DIAH). The objective of TB DIAH is to ensure optimal demand and analysis of both routine and non-routine TB data for decision making, and the appropriate use of such information for performance management and to inform national governments, ministries of health, national TB programs, USAID and other stakeholders’ interventions and policies.

The project will work to achieve this objective by concentrating on the three intermediate results (IRs) by (1) strengthened collection, analysis and use of routine health and TB data, (2) improved design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and information gathering processes, including tools, methods, and technical guidance to meet users’ needs, and (3) strengthened reporting and communication as well as methods, tools and approaches improved and applied to address communication gaps

The TB M&E and Surveillance Advisor will work in close collaboration with the TB DIAH project staff to provide technical guidance on TB, monitoring and surveillance for the project. This project contributes to best practices in TB M&E and surveillance and the responsibilities of this position include assisting in the development and/or refinement of standardized TB M&E frameworks, national TB indicators; identification of data sources and corresponding data collection systems for USAID priority TB countries; developing solutions to optimize TB data collection and reporting systems and establish optimal processes for analysis and use of TB data; analyzing the availability and quality of routine TB data and surveillance systems in USAID priority countries; assisting countries to introduce and scale-up suitable models for improving data quality and strengthening surveillance systems and to support USAID priority TB countries in analyzing and interpreting national TB program data to improve planning and implementation. Additional responsibilities include consultations to share and disseminate TB DIAH experience and models of TB surveillance. The position can be housed in either Chapel Hill, NC or Washington, DC. Travel up to 20% annually.

Educational Requirements

Master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related social science field is required. Applicability of the field of study to international TB Epidemiology is preferred. A degree in clinical medicine preferred

Qualifications and Experience

- Required: Minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience in TB disease surveillance strengthening, TB data collection and reporting, data quality and surveillance program improvements, with at least three (3) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
- Requires demonstrated experience working with national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control programs in developing countries.
- Prefer knowledge of and experience with key international TB or other infectious disease initiatives and organizations, including those focused on epidemiology, surveillance and/or monitoring.
- Preferred: Experience in working in USAID TB priority countries.
- Required: Sensitivity toward cultural diversity and an ability to work across various regions of the world.
- Required: Ability to work independently and lead and manage multiple activities; strong interpersonal, diplomacy, organizational skills a must.
- Required Ability to work effectively with project staff, USAID, and implementing partner staff in country and at headquarters, other donors, and international organizations.
- Fluency in English (required), working proficiency in French, Spanish, Portuguese or other languages used in TB DIAH project countries strongly preferred.
- Required: Availability to travel domestically and internationally.
- Required: Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

The Carolina Population Center is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work.

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Department Contact Telephone or Email shanj5@email.unc.edu
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above

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