Columbia University Global TA Evaluation Coordinator in New York, New York

Position Information

Job Title

Global TA Evaluation Coordinator

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number

088732

Department

8231- ICP ICAP

Location

Medical Center

Job Type

Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week

35

Job Family

Health

Salary Grade

Officer 105

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

This position is grant funded.

POSITION SUMMARY:

As part of the Global Technical Assistance project, ICAP will be conducting multiple evaluations and research projects to demonstrate the impact of enhanced and novel approaches to HIV care and treatment service programs. The focus of these studies includes, but is not limited to, prevention of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (PMTCT), linkage and retention in HIV care, improving services for adolescents living with HIV, TB care and treatment, and HIV testing, prevention, and treatment strategies.

Reporting to the Senior Research Director, the Global TA Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for providing overall technical support to several GTA evaluations/studies with regard to study implementation including development of standard operating procedures, study staff training, data management, report writing and all study procedures at the study sites.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Oversee and supervise all project and evaluation-related activities including management and on-going technical support including:

  • Oversee institutional review/ethics board submissions in the US, in country and to funder, including modifications and renewals

  • Develop job descriptions and assist with recruitment of study staff

  • Develop study staff training materials and participate in study staff training

  • Develop study standard operating procedures and job aids

  • Assist with procurement and other activities required for study start up

  • Ensure adherence to the protocol and standard operating procedures

  • Ensure adverse event reporting to the study principal investigators

  • Provide technical support for procurement

  • Monitor study spending and review all financial reporting

  • Oversee study close out activities including secure storage of study data

  • Ensure communication between NY-based investigators, in-country technical staff and study team:

  • Provide weekly updates and communicate regularly with senior study staff to inform them of study progress and any challenges encountered at the sites

  • Assist in-country study coordinators to provide regular updates on the progress of the study to the health facility management and clinical care teams at study sites

  • Oversee data quality assurance for the study through routine data quality checks and on-site assessments as per study standard operating procedures

  • Oversee data management for the study including facilitating

submission of data from the on-site study team to New York offices

  • Conduct on-site monitoring and data quality audits as required

  • Assist with funder reporting and other study outputs, including manuscripts

  • Assist with other aspects of the projects as directed.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

  • Requires Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 4 years of related experience.

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.

  • To be considered for this position, please complete the master application in its entirety, including all work history and education.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

  • Knowledge and practical experience in health related research, including adherence to research protocols, data collection procedures and ethical requirements of human subjects research

Demonstrated experience managing data and conducting data analysis, preferably using SAS

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, including MS Access

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health or related discipline

  • 4+ years of related experience

  • Experience managing and supervising a multi-site research project, including managing study staff, overseeing data collection for a research project and conducting data quality assessments.

  • 2+ years HIV, HIV prevention research experience

  • Experience coordinating projects whether research or service oriented

  • Experience working in both domestic and international settings

  • Experience in support of research sites or other research entities

Essential Functions

  • Oversee and supervise all project and evaluation-related activities including management and on-going technical support including (10%)

  • Oversee institutional review/ethics board submissions in the US, in country and to funder, including modifications and renewals (10%)

  • Develop job descriptions and assist with recruitment of study staff (10%)

  • Develop study staff training materials and participate in study staff training (10%)

  • Assist with procurement and other activities required for study start up (10%)

  • Ensure adherence to the protocol and standard operating procedures (10%)

  • Ensure adverse event reporting to the study principal investigators (10%)

  • Oversee study close out activities including secure storage of study data (10%)

  • Ensure communication between NY-based investigators, in-country technical staff and study team: (10%)

  • Assist in-country study coordinators to provide regular updates on the progress of the study to the health facility management and clinical care teams at study sites (5%)

  • Assist with other aspects of the projects as directed.(5%)

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 6 trips per year across all countries (1-2 per country)

Special Indications

This position works with:

There are no special indications for this position

HIPAA Compliance training required

Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required

No

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?

Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date

07-17-2017

Requisition Close Date

Open Until Filled

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