Qualitative Research Assistants (2)
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is on a mission to create a world where no mother, child, or family is devastated by HIV and AIDS, and we are making an impact. We are a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into adulthood. For more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions. We carry out our values of passion, innovation, teamwork, leadership, integrity, excellence and equity every day, while maximizing our impact in the communities we serve. EGPAF currently supports national, district, and local governments, facilities, communities, and non-governmental partners. In 2020, EGPAF’s global footprint spans 15 countries. To date, EGPAF has supported over 15,000 sites to offer HIV counselling, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services alongside high-quality family health care. Join us on our fight for an AIDS-free generation!

EGPAF has worked in Malawi since 2001. Today, EGPAF Malawi implements evidence-based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 177 health facilities in nine districts through EGPAF’s U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PEPFAR/CDC) – funded Achieving HIV Epidemic Control through Scaling Up Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in Malawi.

EGPAF in Collaboration with Lighthouse Malawi as well as Right to Care will be implementing a research study called “Validation of an HIV Testing Eligibility Screening Tool to Identify Adults Living with HIV in Malawi’’. The study will take place in 24 public health facilities in EGPAF and Lighthouse Trust supported scale up districts of Chiradzulu, Blantyre, Zomba, Thyolo, Lilongwe and Mzimba. The study will be implemented for about two months in all the study districts.

EGPAF in collaboration with implementing partners seeks to fill the following open temporary positions for this project. 

Position                        :  Qualitative Research Assistants (2)

Location                       : Various

Reporting to               : Public Health Research & Evaluation Coordinator

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The research Assistant will be responsible for conducting in-depth interviews and focus group discussions; and transcription.  He/she will work closely with the operations research unit, study coordinator and study sites to ensure timely and accurate collection of research data.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect in this role?

  • Attend study training and take initiative to be well versed with the protocol, study procedures and applicable EGPAF policies and procedures
  • Sign data confidentiality agreements and maintain ethical conduct in all study locations.
  • Ensure that there is availability of necessary daily study materials before recruiting study participants
  • Screening and enrollment of study participants (health care workers) for focus group discussion as per study protocol
  • Maintain confidentiality of study participants.
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants
  • Leading and moderating focus group discussions. Transcribe and translate all recorded focus group discussions into English
  • Completing study documentation, in accordance with study protocol and EGPAF policies and procedures
  • Meet with Study Coordinator regularly to ensure data is being collected according to the protocol and standard operating procedures
  • Maintaining security of information and data collected
  • Maintaining inventory of study supplies, in his/her custody
  • Trouble shooting and resolving challenges encountered
  • Providing daily recruitment updates or challenges to the Study Coordinator
  • perform any other research related duties as required.

To be successful, you will need to have:

  • Minimum of a degree in health sciences, social sciences, or related fields
  • Proven experience in qualitative research and public health related research
  • Previous experience leading and moderating focus group discussions
  • Prior experience in transcribing and translating FGD or IDI audio recordings from Chichewa or Tumbuka to English

Bonus Points if you:

Ability to do quality control and quality assurance procedures

  • Professional and respectful
  • Self-motivated with good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Fluency in English and Chichewa or Tumbuka
  • Willingness to work in different districts

As a global, multinational and multicultural organization, EGPAF believes that diversity in the workplace enriches our work and enhances our impact and effectiveness. We believe that employees have the right to work in a climate of mutual respect and integrity that promotes dignity and respect for all, and that enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B), and we strongly encourage those with the following identities to apply: Black, indigenous, people of color, and other members of historically underrepresented communities.

EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), age, disability or genetics. In addition to country law requirements, EGPAF complies with US laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.

The Foundation does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to pay a fee at any stage of recruitment, please contact fraud@pedaids.org.

Interested qualified candidates should send their expressions of interest, enclosing copies of their certificates and a detailed current Curriculum.

To apply log onto EGPAF webpage: https://www.pedaids.org/about/careers

Closing Date: 12th July, 2024