Rwanda: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Officer, Ministry of Health Rwanda – Global Health Corps Fellowship

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

About

The goal of the Ministry of Health is to provide and continually improve health services to the Rwandan population through the provision of preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare thereby contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.

Position Overview

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Officer will support the planning and research department’s strategic goal to develop rigorous implementation research in support of healthcare delivery. The fellow will drive improvement of data quality, research capacity building and administration, dissemination of information, and grant application writing. The fellow will report to the Director General of Planning, Health Financing, and Information Systems and work closely with research managers in different health programs, where implementation of research activities is ongoing.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, monitor, and evaluate selected research projects for MoH
  • Develop and roll out study tools
  • Write grant proposals and concept notes, perform literature reviews, oversee data collection and analysis, and write manuscripts
  • Support and implement data quality improvement procedures and practices
  • Develop electronic data collection tools and manage the archival process
  • Support capacity building efforts, including research and biostatical trainings, and support other internal training programs (e.g. the intermediate Operational Research Training Program)

Desired Skills and ExperienceItems indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, or related field*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, or related field
  • Strong quantitative research training and field experience*
  • Experience working on research studies and performing data analysis*
  • Grant and/or manuscript writing skills*
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining organized records and files*
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation, and facilitation*
  • Passion for global health*
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access or other data analysis software such as STATA and R-statistics
  • Programming skills will be an advantage
  • At least one year of experience working with public health data in a monitoring and evaluation or research position

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

  • A living stipend of $650/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats

*Note: The living stipend and the completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

Living and Working in Rwanda: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC’s safety standards. Fellows at the Ministry of Health will be housed in Kigali, an urban city and capital of Rwanda.

How to apply:

Applicants must apply through the Global Health Corps website.

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