Study Coordinator at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho. The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free pediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. BCMCFL is responding to the request for proposal by the Ministry of Finance Project Management Unit (MOFPMU) to be Sub-Recipient to support implementation under New Funding Model 3 (NFM 3) Grant of the Government of Lesotho supported by the Global Fund.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified candidates to fill in the following positions on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position

Study Coordinator * 1
Based in Maseru COE

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The Study Coordinator is responsible to undertake drug resistance survey as well as capacitating HCWs on management of HIVDR.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Develop survey tools to guide data collection
• Develop protocol and plan for the implementation of HIVDR study
• Development of a work plan to support the key tasks to be executed under the consultancy
• Training of data collection team on tools and survey protocol
• Analysis of results on acquired HIV drug resistance (ADR) in adults and children receiving ART and production of regular
report monthly, quarterly and final report
• Training of project team on interpretation of GRT results and HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) management
• Training of project team on phlebotomy in infants and young children, to scale up viral load coverage (monitoring) in these
age groups
• Training on management of high viral loads and treatment failure in children, adolescents and adults

• Train on counselling and further home assessment for those with high VL and no mutations found on HIVDR
• Supervise data collection team
• Compilation of monthly narrative reports on activities undertaken by project teams
• Perform other tasks assigned by the administration.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

• Medical degree or Master’s in Public Health, lab experience and public health surveillance
• Previous experience in HIVDR would be an asset
• Knowledge of HIV and the HIV response in Belize
• Prior experience as a consultant.
• Excellent analytical and writing skills

Highly qualified Citizens and Residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the criteria must email applications letters including CVs, certified copies of identity documents, certified copy of current registration with Lesotho Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council or Lesotho Nursing Council where applicable, qualifications and three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer).

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before 12:00 pm on Friday, 20th August 2021. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications to be submitted through the email provided only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified.

BCMCFL reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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