Research Coordinator – 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 potential.
PATH is searching for a Research Coordinator to support a range of research and project activities in Uganda, including but not limited to supporting protocol development, facilitating ethical submissions, facilitating community engagement and data collection, and supporting on the ground management of research and program implementation activities.
Specific Activities:
·         Assist in development of study protocols, including design, populations, sampling, data collection methods and tools, and analysis.
·         Coordinate logistics planning and organization for field data collection and participate in data collection activities,
·         such as stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions, facility assessments, surveys, etc.
·         Draft and facilitate submission to and approval of research protocols by local ethical boards and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, as well as submissions to PATH research ethics committees, if applicable.
·         Coordinate hiring of local data collection firms, consultants, or research assistants for field data collection, in collaboration with Country Manager and Project administrator, and provide supervisory oversight for their work and field logistics during study planning and data collection.
·         Maintain research records and documentation according to study protocols, including research database, names/list of local consultants, research institutions and research assistants, data collection forms, consents, and all communications related to each study.
·         Facilitate and manage community engagement and entry for local research projects and initial program implementation.
·         Identify appropriate sites within Uganda for research and program implementation activities
·         Work with administrative staff to translate or arrange for translation of data collection tools and facilitate processing of allowances, claims and other remuneration for consultants and other local research team members.
·         Provide additional support to PATH Uganda country manager as necessary to build the research portfolio of PATH in Uganda.
Required Skills:
·         Knowledge of the principles of research design, implementation, and analysis
·         Experience in community assessment and engagement related to health matters on either a research or program implementation level
·         Clear understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research processes acquired through both practical and academic experience.
·         Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Strong organizational and analytical skills
·         Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
·         Attentiveness to detail and commitment to excellence
Required Experience:
Master of Public Health/Epidemiology or humanities and a minimum of six years experience in research work.
How to Apply:
Post application to PATH, P. O. Box 24578, Kampala or email: bagasha@path.org .
Deadline: June 15th 2012.

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