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Position: Research Officer

Reporting To: Research Manager
Location: Homa  Bay County
Contract Duration – 1 Year
Job description
The holder of this position will be responsible for undertaking a research project that seeks to integrate Female Genital Schistosomiasis health education and services into an established peer led HIV prevention program. This study aims to contribute to longer-term integration of FGS and HIV into the broader health systems response for women and girls’ health.
The research will look at the specific context in Homa bay County to develop FGS messaging and integrate it into existing HIV services. The holder of this position will be responsible for implementing the study by leading in data collection, data management, analysis and reporting, documenting research processes and manuscript writing. The Research Officer will supervise a team of research assistants.
Responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership in the implementation of the This will involve recruitment and consenting of participants, data collection, management and analysis per the research protocol.
  • Participation in relevant stakeholder forums such as Communities of Practice, Technical Working Groups, among
  • Collaboratively work with partners in this project in the development of evidence based behavior change communications and health
  • Provide technical support in the translation of evidence generated in this study in routine service delivery i.e. promote and support evidence
  • Building the capacity and supervision of research assistants involved in the
  • Administrative functions in the study such as budgeting and monitoring of project expenditure, managing study equipment and financial
  • Develop and implement a dissemination plan for the study that includes widely sharing research through blogs, social media, conference presentations and peer reviewed journals, among
Qualifications
  • MA/MSc in a relevant subjects such as Social Science (related to health), Public Health or Epidemiology. A PhD holders or candidates – in the above fields – will have an added advantage
  • At least 3 years of health research experience in collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data. The candidate must have managed research teams
  • Experience in peer-reviewed publishing in reputable journals will be an
  • Experience in working with Ministry/Departments of Health at national and county level is an added advantage
  • Candidate should be familiar with health system structures at national and county level
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications and software for quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
Terms of Employment:
This will be a One (1) year contract as per the LVCT Health scheme of service. The candidate will be on probation for the first three (3) months. Compensation for this position is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. Remunerations is based on the LVCT Health.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae along with contacts of three referees, salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org . Clearly indicate the position applied for, reference number in the subject line. Applications should reach us NOT later than April 30 2020.

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