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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.
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    Medical Epidemiologist

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    Project Overview:

    Funded under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a cooperative agreement with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Palladium Development and Consultancy Kenya Ltd (Palladium Kenya) anticipates 5-year funding to support the Kenya Ministry of Health, county governments and healthcare service delivery partners to implement technological innovations in health information systems.

    These innovations include the scale up of electronic medical records systems (EMRs) for clinical decision support and improved patient care,  the enhancement of the Kenya National Data Warehouse (NDWH), a centralized data repository of data from EMRs for analysis and reporting, the development of an interoperability layer to support the exchange of data across systems, the enhancement of mHealth solutions and numerous other innovations including  patient identification and informatics solutions to support health surveillance.

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Apply advanced data analytical skills to develop high quality information products from patient level data for epidemic control and disseminate through bulletins, abstracts, and manuscripts.
    • Support the MoH and other partners in deeper interrogation, analysis and triangulation of existing evaluation, research, and program data to better inform epidemic control efforts.
    • Coordinate the development of protocols and evaluation of the HIV/TB response in Kenya using individual level data from electronic platforms.
    • Work with Implementing Partners and United States Government (USG) staff to implement HIS and HIV/TB program evaluation activities.
    • Implement activities related to health care evaluation and public health research studies.
    • Analyze data from existing electronic platforms and produce epidemiologically sound information products including abstracts, manuscripts, presentations, etc.
    • Provide Technical Assistance (TA) to inform automation of information products from individual level data systems. The TA will cover the entire continuum of individual level data management: collection, transmission, collation, analysis, and interpretation.
    • Capacity build internal and external stakeholders in statistical analysis and use, public health evaluation and operational research.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Medical related Degree (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy) is required. A Master’s or a higher degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Field Epidemiology, Medical Statistics, or related field is also required.
    • At least 5 years progressive public health experience and/or research experience within the HIV/TB program.
    • Must demonstrate experience in analyzing large datasets from program/survey/surveillance data and developing sound epidemiological outputs.
    • Must have demonstrable experience using statistical analysis software such as R, SAS, STATA, or SPSS and working knowledge of GIS software.
    • Must have a high level of detailed understanding of the structure and functions of Kenya’s HIV epidemic response.
    • Must have technical knowledge of epidemiology, statistical analysis, and public health relevant to the HIV and TB epidemic.
    • Must have published widely with at least 3 first-author publications in reputable journals.
    • Must have technical experience and knowledge in managing research/evaluation projects and resources.
    • Must be able to mentor project teams and workgroups on program evaluation and manuscript and abstract writing.
    • Must be able to devise innovative methods to manage both aggregate and individual level data to inform epidemic response.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium International on palladium.csod.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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