We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated research associate to be part of our research portfolio. Successful applicants will be part of a team of researchers working on cutting edge public health research questions that contribute to the evidence-base for improving access to, and delivery of health services for HIV, TB and other health challenges.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Provide general support to senior research staff for all study initiation activities including:
o Conduct literature reviews,
o Prepare study protocol and standard operating procedures,
o Development of data collection instruments,
o Training of study staff,
o Study site assessments and site preparation, and
o Liaising with local ethics committees for study approval.
- Coordinate communication with study stakeholders.
- Contribute to data collection activities, either through oversite of interviewing staff or
independently performing the data collection activities, which may include:
o Survey interviews,
o Qualitative interviewing (in-depth interviews, semi-structured interviews, focus group
o Cost data collection.
- Work with research staff to monitor and ensure data collection, capture and management,
including data cleaning.
- Contribute to monitoring of study progress through drafting of reports.
- Ensure that study protocol is followed and that procedures are consistently and accurately
- Assist with analysis of study data, which may include:
o Transcribing notes and audio tapes from qualitative interviews/discussions,
o Coding and analysis of qualitative data,
o Producing preliminary descriptive results using data / statistical analysis software, and
o Writing results summary reports.
- Assist with preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentation of research findings.
- Assist with preparation of progress and funder reports.
- Previous experience in conducting interviews and qualitative and/or quantitative data collection
in research settings.
- Fluency in English and at least one other local language preferred.
- Strong verbal and written English communication skills
- Undergraduate degree in relevant field such as public health, statistics, epidemiology, economics
or health economics.
- Over 2 years research work experience or substantial relevant academic experience.
- Experience in public health, working in low resource settings, and academic research will be
- Prior experience with qualitative data analysis is preferred.
- Expertise in a statistical analysis package or aptitude/willingness to learn is a plus.
- Self-motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Able to multitask and make decisions independently.
- Code 8 Drivers license.
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