Position: Research and Learning Associate Director
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Application Deadline: Dec, 6/2021
EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The Research and Learning Associate Director, under the leadership of the MERL Director and the Country Representative will provide technical support in areas of research, program learning, and communication for the EngenderHealth Ethiopia country program. The Associate Director will serve, as a project focal person and manage the family planning integration in Ethiopia’s PHC system project. The Associate Director will be primarily responsible to manage the project by providing technical support and coordination for mixed-method implementation research and a national integration assessment. The Associate Director will work with MERL, Clinical, and Community Engagement/SBC teams to coordinate several research activities and provide technical guidance as appropriate.
- Provides technical support in the development of study protocols, questionnaires, and other relevant research tools
- Supports in designing operational guidelines for data collection, compilation, and recording of quantitative and qualitative data
- Supports the design and development proof of concept for implementation research
- Provides support in a secondary review of data analysis and syntax as appropriate
- Coordinate and provide technical support in the overall process of a national FP integration assessment
- Develops and modify standard operating procedures to aid research partners to adhere to best practices and promote high-quality data and analysis
- Coordinates activities and ensure timelines are adhered to and research deliverables are met for several research activities
- Collaborates closely with research institutions to support the implementation of the research and ensure quality throughout the process
- Reviews data analysis and research reports and implementation of research studies
- Collaborates with local institutions in monitoring monthly program reports for timeliness and completeness
- Documents and share research findings through a variety of mediums (technical briefs, publications, conferences) and support local research institutions to share their learnings
- Participates in organization efforts to strengthen capacity around knowledge management and MER, including participation in organizational working groups, communities of practices, and other forums
- Leverages effective processes, systems, and tools to share knowledge within EngenderHealth and partners
- Ensures project data are properly captured and documented through the MERL system and lessons drawn
- Closely collaborates with MERL and other teams in developing program and research abstracts, briefs, and model practices
- Captures and documents model practice (emerging, promising, and proven/best practices) and communicates progress and achievements of project interventions/initiatives with multiple constituencies through strategic communication channels
- Provides technical support in translating learning into program development and project design
- Leads project start-up, annual and periodic work plan, implementation, reporting, and close-out of project activities
- Ensures timely achievement of project deliverables and milestones at the highest quality standards and in accordance with the donor regulations, local statutory, and EngenderHealth Ethiopia requirements
- Ensures efficient and appropriate management of financial resources, including the review and approval of project and activity budgets, monitoring of expenditures, and compliance with government, donor, and EngenderHealth regulations, policies, and procedures
- Ensures proper representation of the project and maintains an effective and collaborative working relationship with diverse stakeholders, including MOH and other in-country partners and the Donor
- Carries out other duties as appropriate and as assigned by supervisor or the country representative
- At least a Master’s degree in public health, international health, or related field with health sciences and research experience
- At least 6 years of relevant experience in research, global health, M&E, or knowledge management with experience in others
- Experience in designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation in SRH/FP or a related area
- Experience with the development of knowledge management strategies, and approaches/tools, especially in public health
- Experience overseeing the development and implementation of work plans, donor reports, and M&E activities
- Experience in publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, etc., in English
- Experience in program development
ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS
- Committed to EngenderHealth’s core organizational values of reflection, inclusion, integrity, respect, and transformation
- Excellent analytic, writing, and verbal communication/presentation skills in English
- Demonstrated expertise in knowledge management, and research methodologies
- Demonstrated creativity and innovation skill
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands, establish priorities and work effectively in a deadline-driven environment; accuracy and attention to detail in the performance of duties is of critical importance
- Ability to participate as a team member and work independently, with limited supervision; willingness to take full responsibility for own work actions
- Willingness to travel domestically, up to 40% of the time
PREFERRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
- Well oriented with public health, mixed research methods with analysis skill
- Experience in implementation research is desirable.
Qualified women applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a survivor of domestic violence, marital status, pregnancy status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.
EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults, and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth. This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates, and partners; and the design and implementation of programs and activities.
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