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Friday 18 October 2013

Program Officer, Sayana Press Project - PATH in Uganda

Job Title: Program Officer, Sayana Press Project
Recruiter  PATH
Location : Kampala,
Country Uganda

 About PATH:
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

Key Roles
1. Research planning and organization:
Organize translation of study materials (instruments and consent forms) and ensure accuracy.
Usher study materials through the local IRB process.
Liaise with the District Health Team in selected evaluation districts.
Participate in planning and organization of training workshops for data collectors/interviewers.
Implement plan to pre-test data collection instruments and finalize revised instruments.

Participate in the development of SOPs to guide data collection;
Assist with the recruitment and hiring of data collectors and qualitative interviewers.
2. Research field work:
Work closely with  a local research organization in  implementing two large household surveys (baseline and follow up).
Monitor data collection in the field for a longitudinal survey of injectable clients.
Monitor qualitative data collection (in-depth interviews).
Monitor transmission of data from field to PATH offices in Kampala and Seattle.
Conduct data checks for quality assurance.
Coordinate and resolve issues as they arise, in consultation with the PATH Research Coordinator and Study PIs, to assure effective implementation of the evaluation plan.
3.  Program implementation duties:
Provide regular support to the Sayana Press coordinator in the implementation of the project
Support the Sayana Press team in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the training program.
Work with partners to monitor and give technical backstopping to VHTs who will be administering Sayana Press and DMPA IM  
Promote linkages with local district administration including health facilities in participating district.
Ensure quality assurance
Any other duties that may be assigned.

Strong background in medical sciences and Masters in public health, epidemiology, statistics, population studies or a related field.

Skills and Experience:
Experience with family planning service delivery,
Experience with quantitative or qualitative data analysis,
Experience training community health workers.
At least five years demonstrated experience in health and population based research.
Demonstrated skills in quantitative data collection.
Experience organizing and/or facilitating training
Attention to detail and demonstrated organizational ability
Proven ability to work collaboratively with local and international project team.
Willingness to travel domestically up to 75%

How to Apply:
All applicants must have legal authorization to work in Uganda to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter. Application materials must be submitted in English. Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements.  All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below for details on How to Apply and fill their profiles to express interest in the vacancy

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