Data Collection Jobs – Research Officers – PATH

Job Title:   Research Officer
Organisation: PATH
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About PATH:
PATH is an
international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives
and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate
innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and
system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight,
scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By
mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working
alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest
health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of
poor health.
About Study:
PATH is implementing
a program on self-injection best practices which aims to generate evidence and
guidance that decision-makers in Uganda and beyond can use to introduce and
advance scalable self-injection programs. The principal results will be the
development of optimal self-injection program components, with specific program
design elements that can be varied to achieve proficiency, cost-efficiency,
accessibility, and satisfaction among both clients (including adolescents) and
providers.
Job Summary:  The Research officer will be based in Kampala
with travel time accounting to 50% to the field to coordinate data collection
for an evaluation study.  The assignment
will be for a period of 6 months with an option to renew for 3 months. The
temporary Research Officer will work closely with the Advancing Contraceptives
Options’ Research team.  The incumbent
will participate in the in-country implementation of the Self-injection Best
Practices evaluation activities. The jobholder will mainly participate in
project monitoring activities in the districts of implementation
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Implement Self-injection Best practices
evaluation activities, in close collaboration with the research team, as
follows:
  • Actively participate in the development of evaluation data
    collection instruments, and SOPs, and manage the process of translating
    evaluation materials into local languages;
  • Conduct field work and training, and supervise study staff and data
    collection.
  • Participate in the coordination of activities of any subcontracted
    organization(s), as needed (including organizing & co-facilitating
    trainings, monitoring quality of data collection and addressing
    problems/challenges with data collection as they arise, overseeing data
    entry).
  • Participate in data analysis, in close collaboration with the
    Research team in Uganda, and in Seattle;
  • Participate in-country data dissemination plan and ensure on-going
    data sharing for decision-making with partners.
  • Coordinate and resolve issues as they arise, in consultation with
    project team, to assure effective implementation of evaluation activities
Assist with the
timely collection and processing of monitoring data from Self-injection Best
Practices implementing sites, as follows:
  • Collaborate effectively with implementing health facilities to
    ensure on-going collection of high quality monitoring data;
  • Conduct site visits for data collection and quality assurance, and
    work with FP focal persons, clinic providers and VHTs (as needed) to
    ensure that reporting forms are completed accurately and in a timely
    fashion;
  • Coordinate and resolve issues as they arise, in consultation with
    project team, to assure effective implementation of monitoring activities;
  • Provide support to the self-injection Best practices project
    implementation and represent PATH in specific forums, in consultation with
    the PATH ACO Uganda Team, and the PATH Seattle-based team;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s in public health or related field
    required;
  • Six years of demonstrated experience in implementing and managing
    public health research projects, preferably with family planning or
    reproductive health components;
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research
    methods acquired through both practical and academic experience;
  • Experience interacting with country governments, donor agencies,
    research organizations, and other local and international non-profit
    agencies;
  • Experience with project monitoring and evaluation;
  • The Research Officer is expected to have strong expertise in
    research and, preferably, research related to family planning.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as written and oral presentation
    skills are a must.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with local and international
    project management team to effectively oversee project implementation, and
    to work harmoniously as a team member;
  • Proven ability to nurture effective and positive relationships with
    national governmental stakeholders, NGO partners, and donor
    representatives;
  • Skills in SPSS, Epi info, Access, Stata, ENVIVO, ATLAS
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the PATH are encouraged to submit their applications online at
the link below.
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