Evidence to Programs (E2P) Research Officer

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Lilongwe, Malawi
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Evidence to Programs (E2P) Research Officer will help the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Malawi team to build evidence and documentation for our work and put the lessons learned and best practices into action by integrating them into our programs. EGPAF has several studies and evaluations underway, and the final job description will depend on the skills and interests of the individual fellow selected. In general, the E2P Research Officer will be responsible for providing technical support services in areas of study/evaluation design, and may work on project reporting, documentation of best practices and learning across the program, and ensuring effective and efficient program delivery. The E2P Research Officer will also be responsible for identification, documentation, and dissemination of best practices and preparing conference abstracts, manuscripts, media briefs, and articles. Previous GHC fellows’ accomplishments with EGPAF’s include leading a research study and being an author on the published manuscript, attending the International AIDS Society conference to present on EGPAF’s work, and acting as project lead for a project focused on providing technical assistance to community-based organizations in Malawi.

Responsibilities

Research Support (75% LOE)
Contribute to the development and implementation of the Foundation’s research agenda
Contribute to data collection, monitoring, and analysis
Provide feedback on data to supported sites and assist site-level staff with how to use data for program planning and quality improvement, including presenting data dashboards and graphics to illustrate results and trends
Participate in data quality assessments, feedback, and improvement activities for health facilities and/or local community-based organizations
Support the analysis and reporting of data for Malawi’s Ministry of Health, EGPAF, and donor use
Collaborate across the M&E and Programs teams to translate evaluation into programmatic improvements
Support all aspects of EGPAF’s research studies, from idea conception, literature review, protocol development, personnel training, development of data collection instruments, study implementation, and data collection and management
Support the development of research protocols, proposals, grants, and other requests for funding related to HIV clinical, implementation, or program effectiveness
Provide support to the Malawi team with the logistical aspects of implementation of research protocols, including human subjects’ issues, IRB applications, development of study procedures, study conduct, and data collection
Assist with the preparation and coordination of regulatory standards
Help ensure the highest quality scientific, ethical, and regulatory standards for all research activities
Participate in preparation of study reports, abstracts, and manuscripts

Documentation / Communication of Best Practices and Lessons Learned (25% LOE)
Review literature and compile briefs for technical teams
Participate in the development and/or review of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual project reports
Develop an overall and project-specific documentation plan(s) for documentation of best practices beyond the regular reporting requirements
Document best practices and lessons learned for internal and external purposes
Propose, coordinate with co-authors, and write article(s) for EGPAF’s technical brief, Haba na Haba
Participation in proposal development as needed

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor\’s or master’s degree in public health or related field
A strong quantitative background with experience in data collection, analysis, management, and presentation*
Proficiency using statistical software (STATA/SPSS)*
Experience in writing research proposals and reports*
Strong analytical and planning skills*
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Experience with a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation, and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
Exceptional writing and editing ability, including the ability to adapt to a variety of tones, styles, and formats required to meet the Foundation’s goals
Strong research skills, including interviewing and fact-checking
Creativity and innovative thinking, with demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail
Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation, and facilitation
Strong strategic thinking ability in communications and public relations environment
Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships
Superior organization/multi-tasking and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/