Job opportunity: Site Supervisors for the EPIC study (3 or 5 months)
EPIC: Flash HIV/HCV Surveys to Assess the Impact of the COVID-19 Health Crisis in the Community Setting
Job opportunity: Site Supervisors for the EPIC study, Available full-time (3 Months) or Part-time Basis (5 months) as from October 2021.
EPIC is being undertaken by Prevention Information et Lutte Contre Le SIDA (PILS) in collaboration with Coalition PLUS, a network of more than 50 NGOs fighting against HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections worldwide.
The general objective of EPIC is to study the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on key populations, populations affected by HIV/HCV, and the people working with them (community health workers). The study is currently being implemented in 42 NGOs across the world. The present study aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 related measures on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs) under the care of PILS which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The data generated is expected to contribute to the overall EPIC study and to inform PILS’ fundraising activities, strategic plan and communication materials.
Duties & Responsibilities
The site supervisor will contribute to:
- Updating the beneficiary database of the Community Health Services (CHS) Unit
- Setting up and making sure that appointments for interviews are kept
- Ensuring that study participants are interviewed in an appropriate environment and receive their stipends
- Preventing double counting across multiple sites both in Port-Louis and in other locations
Under the guidance of the EPIC Coordinator, day-to-day activities will include:
- Calling beneficiaries by phone and updating the CHS database
- Setting up appointments for interviewers and keeping track of activities daily
- Liaising with colleagues from admin and finance and make sure that study participants receive their stipends at the end of each interview without delay
- Participating in weekly team meetings
- Producing a weekly and monthly report of activities, operational bottlenecks and actions taken
- Minimizing potential disruptions provoked by the study in other activities led by PILS
- any other duties related to the EPIC project, as appropriate and agreed upon beforehand.
- An updated list of beneficiaries
- A monthly report of phone calls and appointments made
- 85 completed interviews by 15th December 2021
- 85 remuneration forms returned to the Admin and Finance department
- A smooth interviewing process and exit of study participants from the interviewing site
- Must have worked closely with people living with HIV and key populations such as people who inject drugs, sex workers, former detainees and men who have sex with men
- Good communication skills in French, Creole and English (spoken and written)
- Proven experience as team leader or other roles with a similar level of responsibility
- Appropriate literacy level (ideally O-levels and above) and proficient in using excel, smartphones and tablets
- Able to ensure that organizational health and safety norms are enforced
- Willingness to work some weekends, if appropriate
- Have your own smartphone
- Experience working as a peer educator
- Demonstrated book-keeping capacity
- Able to travel to sites outside Port-Louis when required
- Prior knowledge of HIV, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Please send your detailed CV and motivation letter on email@example.com by 30th of September 2021
PILS has a zero-discrimination policy towards key populations and people living with HIV. We are an inclusive NGO and do not tolerate discrimination against gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, marital status or pregnancy. Harassment in any forms towards any staff, volunteers, partners, community members, service providers or funders will not be tolerated by PILS.