Director of Implementation Science

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 5 January 2021

Job Description

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation an affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), is seeking to recruit a Director of Implementation Science to support Operations Research and publications.

The Director of Implementation Science will have the overall responsibility of leadership and management of the Implementation Science Unit. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity.

The position will report to the Director of Strategic Information and manage a team of researchers and data analysts.

Key Functions

  • Lead in the conceptualization and execution of relevant innovative implementation science research topics.
  • Undertake advanced writing of publications, SOPs and technical papers.
  • Support the Principal Investigator and technical team in scientific outputs and assisting with grant development, particularly implementation science-oriented grants such as NIH.
  • Build implementation science, biostatistics and writing capacity among in-country staff. This will mean mentoring young data analysts and developing skills among other support staff.
  • Generate outcome and impact evidence and develop into publications and white papers.
  • Work with HQ technical leadership to integrate relevant components of implementation science.
  • Support in the collection and monitoring of all projects and interpretation of findings.
  • Lead the design of public health messaging and contribute to methods development for framework documents
  • Actively participate and contribute to publications in peer reviewed journals and other program briefs and manuscripts
  • Provide scientific and writing support for proposal preparation
  • Engage in other tasks as requested by the Director, Strategic Information & Country Director.


  • ยท Master of Science or doctoral degree in epidemiology, social statistics or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Prior experience in monitoring, designing, and implementing programs in health, HIV/AIDS, TB, or health systems strengthening, with demonstrated supervision experience.
  • Prior experience in using electronic medical records
  • Experience in impact and evaluation studies design and execution
  • A familiarity with US Government Agencies and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Analysis and data management skills as well as demonstrated analytical skills and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by public health projects
  • Experience working in global health and in developing countries
  • Experience working with statistical software platforms (R, STATA, SAS, SPSS etc.),
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with donors, ministries of health, project partners

About the Organization

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), which works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in the areas where we operate. We currently have offices in sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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