Rwanda: Research Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Research Officer will support the 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 of Research and work closely with research managers in specific clinical programs such as oncology, neonatology, infectious diseases, and mental health, where implementation of research activities are ongoing. The position will be based in Rwinkwavu, Kayonza District, with possible cross-site assignments in Kirehe and Burera Districts.


  • Design, implement, and evaluate select research projects for PIH/IMB
  • Develop and roll out study tools
  • Write grant proposals, 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 on PIH servers
  • 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 Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • 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 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*
  • Willingness to live in rural setting*
  • 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
  • Work experience with research studies beyond data collection (such as study coordination, instrument development, or analysis)

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