American Non-profit Careers – Research Coordinator at Mengo Hospital

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Mengo Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and
passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative
solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected
after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change
through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows
in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About US:
Mengo Hospital was founded in 1897 in
Kampala, and is the oldest hospital in Uganda. It currently serves as an urban
community hospital that provides modern medical care. Mengo Hospital provides
comprehensive care including radiology, obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, and
surgery. Additionally, Mengo Hospital provides critical training and education
to health professionals through its various programs in midwifery and nursing,
health sciences, and laboratory technology. Mengo Hospital also has a dedicated
research and development team that works to find new solutions to health issues
in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Research Coordinator will lead the
team at Mengo Hospital in all its operational research activities aimed at
quality assurance and informing policy changes. Specific research questions
could focus on maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, cancer, or
other pressing health issues. The job holder will oversee all research
activities including data analysis, documentation, and implementation of
research programs, and will share findings with the management and quality
assurance teams to improve service delivery.
The incumbent will also be responsible
for designing, monitoring, and updating a research database.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Develop
a hospital operational research strategy and plan; organize and coordinate all
research programs/activities in the hospital
·        
Develop
and manage an annual research budget and work plan
·        
Identify
key potential areas for operational research
·        
Build
the capacity of health professionals in operational research through training,
mentorship and support supervision
·        
Send
regularly feedback from research activities to health professionals to improve
service delivery
·        
Develop
research proposals in identified areas and seek funding for the same
·        
Regularly
review departmental processes and reports to improve the research process
·        
Keenly
analyze data and draft reports
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should be an American who has a Clinical background (MBCHB,
BScN or RN) with additional training in quality improvement/management in
health care setting, health services management or public health
·        
Broad
knowledge, experience and/or understanding of patient care processes,
quality/process improvement or total quality management for a minimum of three
years
·        
Demonstrated
ability to assume responsibility with limited supervision, exercise initiative
and judgment and make decisions within the scope of assigned responsibility
·        
Skills
and experience in data analysis and report writing
·        
Ability
to be self-motivated and take initiative
·        
Applicants
with a background in statistics or other data gathering methods have an added
advantage
·        
Strong
research background, including data analysis and report writing skills are
desired
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing,
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.
Housing will be arranged in in Kampala, an urban center and capital of Uganda.
Note:
The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by
the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express
interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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