Program and Public Health Evaluation Director-Vacancy Announcement-

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI), an affiliate of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Organization (EGPAF) is Tanzanian led and managed national organization focusing largely on HIV and AIDS and other related health programs. AGPAHI implements all its programs in collaboration with Tanzania Government Entities through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO RALG) and other stakeholders. AGPAHI supports the provision of high-quality HIV and other health services and ensures that efforts are well-integrated into existing regional and district health systems.
AGPAHI is implementing various projects that are highly demanding and thus the organization is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent people to fill various positions as per the AGPAHI organogram

JOB TITLE: Program and Public Health Evaluation Director
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: Dar es salaam

Job Summary
The Program and Public Health Evaluation Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director will be responsible for leading all evaluation activities from protocol development to reporting of evaluation findings.
This portfolio will support generation and use of relevant information to inform programs, share best practices and thereafter contribute to evidence based health systems strengthening. The position will provide leadership and oversight in the generation of a strong evidence base to ensure the effective delivery of quality programs to further the mission of AGPAHI and improving the lives of Tanzanians infected and affected by HIV.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages the AGPAHI portfolio of program evaluation activities including the generation of proposals and other requests for funding related to the implemented programs
  • Leads and oversees all aspects of the research and evaluation studies, from idea conception, development of protocols and data collection instruments, personnel training, study implementation, data management/analysis to manuscript writing.
  • Work closely with the technical teams to identify priority program and public health evaluation questions
  • Identify and evaluate interventions to address key programmatic challenges using strong scientific methodologies to inform the program, stakeholders and the broader HIV field
  • Liaises with the relevant authorities to ensure all human subjects’ research protections are in place and all protocols undergo appropriate IRB reviews and approval.
  • Ensures the highest quality scientific, ethical and regulatory standards for all evaluation activities
  • Supervises and mentors team members to enhance their knowledge and career development in the relevant field
  • Contributes to capacity building of AGPAHI staff and partners in the conduct of research through research trainings, mentoring, and sharing/review of relevant scientific literature
  • Participates in preparation of study reports, abstracts and manuscripts and dissemination of results at district, national, and international levels.
  • Collaborate with the other research teams across different programs to leverage global expertise, share experiences, and facilitate multi-country research activities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Health related field
  • Master in Public Health or Epidemiology
  • PhD or similar advanced degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Maternal and Child Health
  • Extensive experience in operation research and program evaluations.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in health research in developing countries, including protocol elaboration, design of surveys, data collection, data analysis, and scientific publication elaboration
  • Evidence of leading research and publication in recognized peer reviewed journals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of current and ongoing HIV programming issues
  • Good writing skills and ability to develop protocols for research, abstracts and manuscripts for publication
  • Knowledge of protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations to ensure compliance with all local and international requirements
  • Proficiency in the use of databases such as Microsoft Access, Epi-Info and analytical software, such as STATA, SPSS, R is an advantage
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented with ability to prioritize, take initiative and follow-through
  • Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with competing priorities
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (not exceeding four pages) and names and contact information of three referees before close of business on Friday 27th October, 2017 to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please mention the title of the position in your email subject and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter. Submission can also be dropped physically or by post in the address below:

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative
Plot 372, House No. 7 Chole Road (Near Coco Beach)
P.O. Box 38252 Dar es Salaam
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.