NGO PATH Jobs – Program Officer, Sayana Press Project

Organisation: PATH
Project: Sayana
Press Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 5773
 About PATH:
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global
health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing
and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and
devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more
than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full
Job Summary: PATH is
engaging in research studies in 2014 and 2015, involving both quantitative and
qualitative data collection for this we are seeking to recruit a Program
 to support implementation of research activities (50%) and
general projects activities (50%) in the Sayana Press project. An individual
with experience in overseeing data collection and monitoring of studies .This
individual will also assist with program implementation, including training and
monitoring of VHT activities, under the supervision of the Sayana Press Project
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Research planning and organization:
  • Organize
    translation of study materials (instruments and consent forms) and ensure
  • Usher study
    materials through the local IRB process.
  • Liaise with
    the District Health Team in selected evaluation districts.
  • Participate
    in planning and organization of training workshops for data
  • Implement
    plan to pre-test data collection instruments and finalize revised
  • Participate
    in the development of SOPs to guide data collection;
  • Assist with
    the recruitment and hiring of data collectors and qualitative
2. Research field work:
  • Work closely
    with  a local research organization in  implementing two large
    household surveys (baseline and follow up).
  • Monitor data
    collection in the field for a longitudinal survey of injectable clients.
  • Monitor
    qualitative data collection (in-depth interviews).
  • Monitor
    transmission of data from field to PATH offices in Kampala and Seattle.
  • Conduct data
    checks for quality assurance.
  • Coordinate
    and resolve issues as they arise, in consultation with the PATH Research
    Coordinator and Study PIs, to assure effective implementation of the
    evaluation plan.
3.  Program implementation duties:
  • Provide
    regular support to the Sayana Press coordinator in the implementation of
    the project
  • Support the
    Sayana Press team in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the
    training program.
  • Work with
    partners to monitor and give technical backstopping to VHTs who will be
    administering Sayana Press and DMPA IM   
  • Promote
    linkages with local district administration including health facilities in
    participating district.
  • Ensure
    quality assurance
  • Any other
    duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Strong background in
    medical sciences and Masters in public health, epidemiology, statistics,
    population studies or a related field.
  • Experience with family
    planning service delivery,
  • Experience with
    quantitative or qualitative data analysis,
  • Experience training
    community health workers.
  • At least five years
    demonstrated experience in health and population based research.
  • Demonstrated skills in
    quantitative data collection.
  • Experience organizing
    and/or facilitating training
  • Attention to detail
    and demonstrated organizational ability
  • Proven ability to work
    collaboratively with local and international project team.
  • Willingness to travel
    domestically up to 75%
  • Excellent verbal and
    written communications skills; fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated skills in
    qualitative research,
How to Apply:
All applicants must have legal authorization to work in Uganda to be
considered and confirm this in their cover letter. Application materials
must be submitted in English. Please submit a cover letter with your resume
describing your interest in this position and how you meet the
requirements.  All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link
below for details on How to Apply and fill their profiles to express interest
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