Project Policy Analyst III

University of California San Francisco

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Project Policy Analyst III


UCSF seeks an Advisor to work on a PEPFAR-supported HIV Recency project in Zambia. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zambia (CDC-Zambia). The purpose of this project is to provide important surveillance information on new HIV infections with an aim of guiding prevention efforts.

The Advisor will work closely with UCSF Recency Program Managers, MOH, and CDC-Zambia. Duties will include: 1) overseeing daily on-site implementation of all project activities including lab and facility engagement, data collection, and oversight of in-country staff; 2) providing technical, administrative, and logistical support including pre-testing and refining of tools, coordinating trainings, data collection, data analysis, study documentation, and ensuring protocol adherence; 3) maintaining constant communication and provide regular updates to Recency Program Managers.

The individual will report to the UCSF Recency Program Manager for Zambia, while working closely with MOH, CDC-Zambia, and other Recency stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of PEPFAR programming, an established track record of successful collaborations with international partners, as well as experience working in developing countries on CDC-funded activities.


Note: This position is a full time one-year contract starting from date of hire, and will be based in Lusaka, Zambia.


UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations. It integrates UCSF expertise in all of the health, social, and biological sciences, and focuses that expertise on pressing issues in global health. IGHS works with partners in countries throughout the world to achieve these aims. IGHS seeks to improve health worldwide, especially in developing countries, through research that informs policy.

The Global Strategic Information (GSI) group in the Institute for IGHS at UCSF has substantial domestic and international experience and expertise in HIV monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and surveillance dating back to the earliest days of the epidemic. UCSF provides technical assistance and capacity development to MOHs, CDC, and implementing partners to strengthen local capacity to collect, synthesize and use strategic information (SI) to inform, guide, and monitor evidence-based responses to the HIV epidemic. Our work focuses on providing support to country stakeholders in the areas of HIV surveys and surveillance; triangulation and cascade monitoring; data quality assurance and improvement methodologies;

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