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Junior Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)

Junior Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), November 10 2023



Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute(AHRI)

Position: Junior Researcher

Location: South West Ethiopia Region

Employment: Contract

Deadline: Nov 16, 2023





Job Description

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI, established in 1970 through the initiative of
the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations as a leprosy research institute made breakthrough contribution in understanding the immunology and eventual improved treatment (MDT) that changed the global landscape of leprosy epidemiology. AHRI is re-organized by the decree of the Council of Minister’s Regulation No. 376/2016 as biomedical research, clinical trial and biomedical research capacity building arm of the Federal Ministry of Health. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Addis Ababa University, the institute of public health is renowned for its research and capacity building. These three institutions are working in partnership on the Skin Health Africa Research Programme (SHARP, SHARP is a multidisciplinary research program aiming to identify strategies for improving experiences of people with “severe stigmatising skin diseases”. To attain this aim we are conducting a multilingual interview to assess impact of leaving with, treatment seeking and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis and Leprosy.

For which, AHRI wants to hire two research assistants for the CL cohort economic evaluation and population-based research in skin Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) that is happening/will happen in south Wollo.  The junior researchers will be part of the health economics team at AHRI who would be based at Boru Meda hospital with frequent field travel to Kalu district or other districts within south Wollo as is necessary. The position holders are   expected to carry out data collection on health economics but could be assigned with other tasks including, administrative and coordination work in line with SHARP.

Main duties and responsibilities;

 ·         Abide to standard operating procedures (SOPs), data collection tools for costing  and training materials

·         Conduct multilingual interviews of costing data collection tools with leprosy and CL patients, households and health facilities.

·         Conduct quality control and consistency checking procedures periodically when the data collection is on progress

·         Communicate with the data manager and project coordinator for data quality control regularly.

·         Contribute to analysis of costing, quantitative and qualitative data

·         Contribute to preparation of journal articles and conference reports

·         Conduct supportive supervision to support field data collectors in Kalu district.

·         Coordinate interventions and implementation of the project alongside the project coordinator

·         Assist the health economist in implementation and with follow-up of economic/costing research-related activities.

·         Ensure effective communication between the multi-disciplinary SHARP research team

·         Coordinate the SHARP team in other thematic area in achieving project milestone as assigned by senior staffs

·         Coordinate other related duties as assigned by the project

Job station:

Boru Meda hospital, South Wollo Zone


Job Requirements


 Qualification & Experiences:


BSc in public health or equivalent with training in qualitative methods

We prioritize applicants from the target community; South Wollo


·         Minimum of 2 years experiences of work

·         Have experiences in data collection (both quantitative and qualitative)

·         An experience in costing studies data collection is advantageous.

·         Have research experience and published costing in reputable journals is advantageous

·         Demonstrated research communication and interpersonal communication skills

·         Demonstrable organization and communication skill


Desired Competencies

·         Knowledge of different data management software and Microsoft excel applications

·         Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods

·         Fluency in English communication (spoken & written)

·         Fluency in Amharic and Afan Oromo is advantageous

No. Required: 2 (Two)

Employment: Full time contract basis for one year with possible extension based on performance.

Salary: As per the scales of the institute


How to Apply


·         Interested applicants who fulfil the above requirements should send the following through on or before November 16, 2023

·         CV/resume (not more than 5 pages)

·         A cover letter (not more than one page)

·         A one page table summarizing your educational background, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process

·         Letter of motivation on how your qualifications, experience and training make you an ideal candidate as well as why you are interested to join and what added value you may bring to the project.

References: Please provide two references including their e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree together with the application



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