Research Capacity Building Officer

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Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders.

We offer a range of 13 month long paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader.

Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement!

Global Health Corps (GHC) together with its partner National Health Research Authority is inviting self-driven, passionate, young professionals with diverse skill sets and experiences to apply for this global health position for our 2022-2023 fellowship class.

Role Overview
The Research Capacity Building Officer will provide support to the National Health Research Authority (NHRA) in developing a functional national health research system in Zambia. This includes coordinating health research and helping to build the capacity to undertake health research activities and develop effective strategies for communicating research findings. The Officer will report to the Senior Research Capacity Building Officer at NHRA and help coordinate various research activities, including research monitoring, grant writing, and dissemination activities. The Officer will also participate in knowledge translation activities such as development of policy briefs and facilitating dissemination of research findings for researchers in Zambia.


Responsibilities
Capacity Building

Participate in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of capacity building and policy engagement programs
Conduct capacity building training on research for NHRA
Facilitate development of research curriculums and modules
Research

Initiate research by actively exploring research questions
Analyze research findings to facilitate decision-making
Organize research dissemination activities for the unit/directorate
Develop policy briefs and memos for meetings
Conduct literature review on topical issues as required
Participate in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of ongoing health research to assess outcomes and identify remedial interventions
Prepare activity and M&E reports as required and submit research activity reports to the Head of the Research Unit
Grant Proposals

Prepare letters of intent for grant applications and participate in proposal development
Review research proposals for clearance to ensure they are in line with the national guidelines
Participate in other activities as requested by supervisor


Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
Strong research background, including quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis*
Strong writing skills, as evidenced by experience writing materials for external audiences such as grant proposals, reports, blogs, or summaries*
Experience in data management software, including either SPSS, STATA, MS Access, or NVivo*
Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, or related field
Experience with capacity building initiatives (e.g. designing or implementing efforts to strengthen an organization’s ability to perform functions, solve problems, and achieve objectives)
Experience with grant writing or management (e.g. proposal development, implementing proposed projects, and/or reporting back to donors, especially in a research context)
Familiarity with research ethics, ideally in health contexts
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
Commitment to professional integrity and confidentiality

About the Organization
The National Health Research Authority (NHRA) is a statutory body established through an act of parliament, Act no. 2 of 2013. The mandate of the Authority derived from the act is to provide a regulatory framework for the development, regulation, financing, and coordination of health research and to ensure the development of consistent health research standards and guidelines for ethically sound health research while promoting utilization of research results through knowledge translation to inform policy and programs.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellowship benefits include a living stipend, housing, health insurance, trainings, access to advisors and much more.

No prior health or international experience is necessary!

Applications opened on December 3rd 2021, will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close in January 12th 2022. Early application is highly encouraged.

To apply for this job please visit ghcorps.org .

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