NGO Jobs – Research Insights Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative

Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative
About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.
In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.
Job Summary: The Research Insights Coordinator will work with the Essential Medicines Team to support the Ministry of Health and the private sector to enhance access to ORS and zinc for diarrhea treatment.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a strategy to assess performance and impact of the diarrhea treatment program in Uganda, including household and outlet surveys, as well as other methods
  • Identify and manage partner organizations and/or contractors to conduct data collection and analysis
  • Provide technical leadership in the design of monitoring and evaluation tools, operations research, KPI reporting framework, and knowledge management
  • Produce regular impact monitoring and evaluation reports, and  communicate main findings and conclusions through technical working groups in order to inform the Ministry of Health, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Develop and implement operational research that will directly inform programmatic decisions around promotion strategy, training efficacy, consumer product preference, etc.
  • Develop and coordinate market research to inform the development of the demand generation strategy, potentially including focus groups, surveys and data analysis
  • Work with the Ministry of Health and IDinsight to develop 3DE research questions for diarrhea demand generation and supply-side strategies for the public and private sectors
  • Work with the Global Essential Medicines Team to ensure CHAI’s resources and expertise are fully leveraged to meet needs in-country
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in private or public sector enterprise, preferably including research management
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong self-motivation
  • Excellent knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools, training materials, reports and summary forms
  • Strong quantitative, problem solving, analytical, and statistical skills (including excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience with STATA or equivalent)
  • Capacity to synthesize monitoring data into effective presentation of results to guide recommendations on performance improvement
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be effective under tight deadlines
  • Ability to develop and execute an operational research strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
  • Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic
How to apply:
Deadline: 31 Jan 2013
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