Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ascend), is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The objective of Ascend is to achieve progress towards the 2020 NTD roadmap targets for the targeted NTDs across priority countries and to strengthen elements of the national health systems which are required for sustainable NTD control and elimination. The Programme will focus on five NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, visceral leishmaniasis, and trachoma.Ascend’s Policy Strategic Investment Fund (PSIF) has been established to provide support for additional strategic investments arising from the implementation of Ascend. It aims to fill emerging critical gaps in intervention coverage and deliver an enhanced learning agenda, for example via operational research related to programmatic activities.
The Principal Investigator is a part-time role, providing leadership and inputs through the local research team in Ethiopia and the programme management office in London. This role will be responsible for coordinating the research team and ensuring the execution of activities from start to finish, alongside project budgets and timelines.
The Principal Investigator is responsible for the design and execution of research. Some of the specific duties include:
The Principal Investigator will have:
For Further Information and Application Details
Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associate's website, and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key requirements as outlined in the Terms of Reference, available to download here:https://jtai.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=1060078&from=direct (View Position Description)
The closing date for applications is 11 October 2020
We welcome and thank all applications however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.
Candidates will need to have the legal right to work and live in Ethiopia.