Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist (Rwanda)

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The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


The Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist will provide a broad range of research and evaluation support to CDC Rwanda to ensure research conducted is done compliant with good clinical practices, including but not limited to regulatory oversight and data quality.


  • Support CDC Rwanda in all scientific, research and evaluation endeavors, through hands on support, consultancies, and scheduled meetings.
  • Provide technical and expertise advice on scientific, research and evaluation matters to CDC Rwanda staff.
  • Provide technical assistance and training on CDC scientific research requirements, research methodology and program evaluation.
  • Develop protocols for program evaluations, operations research, surveys and surveillance.
  • Adapt and present approved CDC curriculum on protocol development, research methods, including data collection, data management and analysis, data interpretations, and manuscript writing for CDC Rwanda.
  • Develop scientific ethical guidelines, regulations and processes associated with CDC Rwanda’s supported research.
  • Develop protocols and data collection tools and provide guidance on data collection, implementation and data analysis and write-up.
  • Support a collaborative approach in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program activities.
  • Build capacity within the CDC Rwanda’s science and programs teams to improve submitted scientific products for clearance, including protocols, abstracts, manuscripts
  • Review scientific evidence pertaining to disease prevention, and care and treatment support programs at CDC.
  • Disseminates results from CDC-funded program evaluations and research conducted by implementing partners.
  • Monitor on-going studies to ensure quality, valid and reliable data.
  • Monitor data records and processes for ethical assurance
  • Travel to and present on behalf of CDC Rwanda at CDC-approved national conferences, meetings and workshops as requested. These conferences may include INTEREST, APHA, IAS, etc.
  • Participate in SIMS visits, when requested by CDC Rwanda senior management
  • Disseminate program and study results in collaboration with CDC Rwanda staff and implementing partners through scientific journals, periodic reports and public presentations.
  • Facilitate scientific products for clearance, including protocols, abstracts, manuscripts in a timely manner
  • Support analysis and interpretation of CDC Rwanda program data
  • Complete special projects as instructed.


  • Expert knowledge of statistic, and epidemiology, to design, conduct, and analyze studies to develop and evaluate protocols pertaining to HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and other infectious diseases.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in advanced analysis using SPSS, SAS, STATA and data management.
  • Experience working with the federal grants and budget processes and cycles
  • D. in Statistics with a Masters in Science.
  • Experience working in an international setting for at least five years
  • Required language skills English (Level IV: Fluency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding of English)
  • Knowledge of French Language.


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