Jan 25, 2018

Senior Research Advisor Job Vacancy in Ethiopia at ABH Services Plc

  • ABH Services PLC -Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Healthcare Research

Job Description

ABH Services Plc

Jobs in Ethiopia

  • The Fenot: Achieving Excellence in Primary Care project, implemented by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, aims to support the Federal Ministry of Health and Regional Health Bureaus in improving the use of evidence in policymaking and program decisions. Fenot is supporting the MCH Directorate in convening a number of forums for increasing evidence generation and translation, including the RMNCH-N Research Advisory Council (RAC), the Lancet Global Health Commission for High Quality Health Systems (HQSS)/ Ethiopia Quality Commission (EQC), and an Analytic Core Team (ACT) of experts to support the Directorate with conducting analyses of data on priority health topics.

    In order to efficiently and effectively implement the research activities and strengthen the use of evidence by the MCH Directorate, the Directorate is seeking technical assistance (TA) to focus on research, data analysis and writing of scientific and policy documents/ papers. The purpose of this TA is to accomplish research and analytic tasks set forward by the above forums in a timely manner and improve the performance of research activities and translation of evidence into policy and practice.

    The Fenot project seeks to appoint a Senior Research Advisor (SRA) for TA assignment in the MCH Directorate of the FMOH, and to work part-time from the Fenot office. The SRA must have extensive knowledge of public health and/ or health systems, be an expert in statistical analysis, be experienced using STATA, have a track record of writing and publishing scientific manuscripts based on quantitative analysis, and be able to train less experienced staff in analytic technics and approaches. The SRA should have good team work and coordination experience, and able to work in a demanding environment to deliver results.

    Duties and responsibilities:

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    Work with the MCH Directorate and Fenot staff to conduct data analyses on priority topics identified
  • Provide technical analytic support for the Analytic Core Team (ACT), Ethiopia Quality Commission (EQC) / Lancet Global Health Commission, MCH Directorate, etc.
  • Support activities to strengthen use of evidence for health policy making within the MCH Directorate and Regional Health Bureaus
  • Support activities to strengthen use of evidence for health policy making and program development in 2018/2019
  • Support the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of RMNCAH/N RAC activities
  • Support the writing of technical and policy briefs and manuscripts
  • Support MCH Directorate on translation of evidence to policy making
  • Presentations of the analytic work to the ACT, EQC team, etc.
  • Prepare and submit detailed quarterly and annual work plan, and track their implementation
  • Collaborate on other analytic/research works relevant to the TOR for this position
  • Provide technical support to conduct further analysis of the SPA, EmONC, STEPs, DHS, etc. data
  • Support Fenot activities in relation to use of evidence for policy making on quality, efficiency and equity of PHC in Ethiopia - provide TA to regional data analysis and learning initiative
  • Contribute to development of teaching cases on health care quality and use of evidence in Ethiopia
  • Other activities to be determined by MCH Director or Fenot project director (or person assigned by them)
  • The SRA will be based in MCH Directorate for three days and in Fenot office for two days per week.

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