Research Officer Monitoring & Evaluation Hiv/Sti/Tb Unit

JOB PURPOSE

The Research Officer will support the implementation of research and evaluation activities outlined in the M&E work plan and contribute to the regular analysis and reporting of datasets in support of policy development, service planning and performance management.  The Officer will be required to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders in data collection and data management by provision of greater on-site technical assistance as well as to improve the capacity of the M&E unit, and by extension, stakeholders, to conduct operational research.

 

KEY OUPUTS

  • Reporting mechanisms requirements relevant to the project are met.
  • Monthly Programme reports relating to M&E activities
  • Monthly status update of progress on indicator targets
  • Final reports for completed research projects

 

TECHNICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Participate in the design, conduct, and management of research studies and surveys outlined in M&E plan
  2. Collaborate with professional staff and field officers in the collection, collation, and analysis of data from M&E system including (but not limited to) data for donor reporting e.g. Global Fund.
  3. Manage data from Sub recipients and partners
  4. Provide monthly status updates on progress towards meeting indicator targets
  5. Oversee implementation of various data collection tools by stakeholders and ensure that data is of the highest quality
  6. Assist with revision of data collection tools and make recommendations based on observations at the field level.
  7. Enter data into various databases and perform data queries where necessary
  8. Support data entry clerk in developing and maintaining tracking system for reports received and processed.
  9. Prepare study documents for IRB submission
  10. Participate in training workshops to build capacity in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation among stakeholders
  11. Work closely with Biostatistician to prepare reports
  12. Participate in the preparation of research abstracts for submission to research conferences
  13. Work alongside the M&E director to develop research methodologies and specifications
  14. Any other duties related to the implementation of the M&E Plan as assigned by the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform any other related duties, as assigned by the Senior Medical Officer of the National HIV/STI/Tb Unit.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Key deliverables are produced within agreed time frames to required standards
  • Confidentiality of information obtained on the job is preserved

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Highly developed research and analytical skills
  • Ability to use SPSS, SAS, STATA, EpiInfo or equivalent programme
  • Strong communication skills, including report writing and confidence in delivering complex presentations to a wide range of audiences
  • Good project management, time management and problem solving skills
  • Able to respond to deadlines and prioritize accordingly
  • Ability to interact well and develop positive relationships with Stakeholders of different backgrounds
  • Sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Natural Sciences PLUS at least 4 years research/surveillance experience or
  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Public Health, PLUS at least 2 years research/surveillance experience
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and  Public Health Research/Surveillance

           

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB

  • Exposure to highly confidential and sensitive information
  • May be required to work beyond normal working hours in order to meet deadlines.
  • Will be required to travel and must have access to a motor vehicle

 

Interested persons should submit their application along with resume no later than Monday, April 10, 2017 via email to jobapplications.moh@gmail.com  

Applications must be addressed to:

The Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Administration

Ministry of Health

10a Chelsea Avenue

Kingston 5