Epidemiologist Job Vacancy in Kenya

UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training

Posisiton Title: Epidemiologist


The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kenya (CDC-Kenya) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and its partners for conducting HIV surveillance and survey activities, as well as program evaluation.

We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs for Research & Training to serve as the Epidemiologist under the direction of the Deputy Director, Strategic Information.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, providing the following services to Global Programs and/ or its affiliates:

  • Provide leadership and oversight on assigned HIV surveillance projects
  • Maintain collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), CDC-Kenya and other agencies and institutions, and key partners
  • Develop survey protocols, tools and training materials
  • Develop and review analysis plans, provide interpretation for analysis and write up results.
  • Develop and support implementation plans for assigned projects
  • Provide feedback and guidance to the statistical team on analysis and statistical outputs
  • Facilitate and lead dissemination of surveillance data t`hrough preparation of presentations, reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s or PhD degree in epidemiology or related field is required
  • Minimum of eight years working in epidemiology, public health, surveillance or related field is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts of disease surveillance and epidemiology
  • Experience and technical expertise with surveillance systems and surveys using varying sampling methodologies
  • Experience preparing survey and surveillance protocols, technical reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Experience capacity building on surveillance and epidemiological methods
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working teams with varying areas of expertise to accomplish project objectives
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills; ability to effectively communicate both orally and written complicated epidemiological information to non-technical persons
  • Proficiency in either SAS, STATA or R statistical software packages
  • Fluency in English required

How to apply

Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. All applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV with names and telephone numbers for three referees

Applications must be sent by email to HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject Epidemiologist by, February 28, 2023.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.