Research Coordinator – Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Job
Title:     Research Coordinator
Organisation: Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)
Duty
Station
: Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Director of
Programmes
About
US:
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a
member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core
mandate is to promote high quality, high-impact and gender sensitive Sexual
& Reproductive Health and Rights information and services through capacity
building, specialized service delivery, issue specific advocacy and strategic
partnerships.
Job
Summary:
The Research
Coordinator will offer technical guidance and research support (quantitative
and qualitative) for all research projects in RHU with a focus on strengthening
institutional capacity in research.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Guide
all phases of the research-to-practice continuum, including developing research
agenda, budgeting, work plan development, developing and implementing the
research Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) system.
·        
Establish
and coordinate research technical advisory groups, serving as a field manager
for research consultants/organizations/assistants and coordinating conference
abstract preparation.
·        
The
incumbent will manage data collection, quality assurance, data management, data
analysis, reporting, utilization and dissemination in collaboration with
partners.
·        
Actively
participate in study design; development, translation and pre-testing of
research tools, management of IRB submissions, conducting key informant/focus
group interviews, surveys, and in-depth interviews.
·        
Coordinate
the recruitment of data collectors, research trainings and lead regular project
monitoring meetings.
·        
Ensure
timely sharing and utilization of research findings for program
decision-making.
·        
Technically
support the M&E unit in developing evaluation methodologies and conducting
evaluations.
·        
Represent
the organisation in relevant forums, including meetings with project partners,
donors, and other stakeholders, and present findings to stakeholders and report
on project activities, as may be required
·        
Develop
and implement research utilization strategies for the institution, and lead in
the research publications on behalf of RHU
·        
Perform
any other professional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a University degree in public health or
related social science field. Possession of an advanced degree i.e. Masters is
desired
·        
A
minimum of five years’ experience in health research, including training and
management of research teams
·        
Significant
experience regarding coordinating research, particularly in relation to health
and/ or social research.
·        
Previous
experience in Qualitative data collection, particularly in health research
·        
Previous
experience in conducting health and operations research with non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) is desired
·        
Experience
in Qualitative data analysis, particularly in relation to health research
·        
Pro-active
and problem-solving competencies
·        
Good
written and oral communication skills
How
to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to either
post or hand-deliver a letter of application with certified copies of academic
transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant certificates plus
contact addresses (e-mail) of three referees (including day time telephone
numbers) to: The Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda, P.O. Box 10746
Kampala Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya
(Opposite Uganda Museum) or submit electronically via email to: rhu@rhu.or.ug
and copy to hr@rhu.or.ug
NB: Only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will
not be considered. Female applicants are encouraged to apply
Deadline:
31st December 2015
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