Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000, CRS Zambia has been implementing a number of programmes to support vulnerable Zambians. Its recent programming areas include: nutrition, agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.
FASTER Project’s objective is to catalyze a game-changing enabling environment and create operational guidance, tools, training, and practical evidence that will allow provinces, districts and sites with high unmet need to address key gaps in the child and adolescent HIV treatment cascade. FASTER Project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate pediatric ART in four African countries (Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia). To accelerate efforts to end pediatric HIV in Zambia, CRS will address structural and policy barriers, innovate, and facilitate scale-up of what works. FASTER Project will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH), national technical working groups, and other pediatric implementers nationwide. CRS under FASTER will additionally conduct a research study entitled Assisted HIV Oral fluid based test Screening in Children: Estimation of Acceptability, Feasibility and Effectiveness Linked to Index Testing Services in Zambia.
Based in Lusaka, the Research Manager will work with the Research consultant to provide overall guidance on implementation of Oraquick study for the FASTER project, ensuring compliance to the Study protocol as well as the Country Office Policies and Procedures and industry best practices. S/he will oversee the management of the study working closely with site staff as may be deemed appropriate. S/he will work closely with program staff and the research consultant to ensure that the project/study has accurately monitored data management systems that promote efficient capturing and management of high-quality data related to project/study activities and outcomes and provide timely and relevant information for reporting to the Ministry of Health, Donors and Ethics bodies.
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