Implementation Science Lead

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The Implementation Science Lead will be working at large on a global project supporting five countries (number and names of countries to be confirmed at time of award) to strengthen the capabilities of host country governments and non-governmental organizations to plan, manage, and monitor sustainable programs and systems to respond to HIV, TB, and other diseases and conditions of public health concern. As countries reach HIV epidemic control, a key priority is sustaining low levels of HIV incidence while supporting greater country ownership and management, facilitating the transition of programs to local oversight, and strengthening financial, operational, technical, and programmatic controls.

Purpose of the Position
The Implementation Science Lead will work across the team and with program stakeholders to address bottlenecks, test interventions, and evaluate the real impact of programs to help inform HIV, TB, and other public health workstreams. S/He will collaborate with the program and technical teams to drive continuous quality improvements through strategically selected and executed improvement initiatives for programmatic as well as clinical outcomes at patient and population levels.

Specific Responsibilities (included but not limited to)
In your role as Implementation Science Lead you will:

  • Under the direction of senior program staff, ensure patients are successfully registered and retained in related HIV, TB, and other public health intervention program
  • Oversee review of data collection and survey
  • Assist in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative data collection tool
  • Lead data quality assurance across the program
  • Serve as the administrative lead for GU in partnership with related CSO and public health centers to ensure effective activities are carried out across stakeholder
  • Serve as lead researcher in a patient, CSO, and other stakeholder coalition
  • Assist with related manuscript and presentation preparation
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders including patients, CSOs, Ministries of Health, key populations, donors, and other key stakeholders as necessary
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned


  • Master’s degree in Public Health
  • 5 years of experience implementing public health programs, with particular experience in working in community settings supporting data collection and research

Experience & Skills

  • Experience working across different levels of country program implementation – national, sub-national, communities
  • Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including government representatives, non-profit associations, donors, media, academic and research institutes, and other stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Personal Qualities & Behavioral Competencies

  • Stakeholder centered mindset
  • Strong sense of introspection, self-awareness, and ability to foster positive working
    relationships and work collaboratively across the organization to optimize the client experience
  • Solutions-focused, open-minded, creative, and innovative whilst being extremely decisive, action and results-oriented
  • High adaptability and ability to endure failure, learn rapidly from it, get back on track, and meet targets
  • Socially and culturally respectful, aware, adaptable, and adept at finding acceptable and productive ways forward through complex constellations of stakeholders, interests, and agendas
  • Strong sense of maturity, discernment, and able to maintain confidentiality when required