Job Summary

You will work collaboratively with the Sightsavers country office, Principal Investigators in the Ministries of Health, the Sightsavers Research team, Sightsavers NTD team and other external academic institutions such as Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to ensure DISSECT is implemented smoothly and to international research quality standards.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • As the Research Coordinator you will work collaboratively with the Sightsavers country office, Principal Investigators in the Ministries of Health, the Sightsavers Research team, Sightsavers NTD team and other external academic institutions such as Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to ensure DISSECT is implemented smoothly and to international research quality standards.
  • Contributing to field guides, data collection and supervision tools based on existing drafts and protocols
  • Developing and/or maintaining working relationships with in country and cross-country project implementation partners including laboratories
  • Recruitment of study participants or location of study sites
  • Contribute to supervision, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Participate in community-based engagement activities
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings through reports, peer-reviewed publications, targeted blogs and presentations.
  • Support qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Liaise with PIs, Sightsavers in-country staff, other country research co-ordinators and project implementation partners and contribute to different aspects of collaborative research project management.
  • Support procurement and supply management for data collection periods
  • Be Responsible for updating the myClaims system and support management and reporting of country budgets 


Educational Level: Master’s Degree (or equivalent practical training) in Epidemiology, Public Health, Entomology, or Related Field.


Other Requirements:

  • Experience of working in partnership with academic institutions and laboratories
  • Understanding of research governance and ethical principles particularly in relation to research with vulnerable people
  • Knowledge of research methods for entomology, including fly catching and trapping, fly dissection, speciation using morphological keys, cytotaxonomy and DNA analysis of adult and larval insect lifecycle stages
  • Knowledge and experience conducting ELISA and PCR, DNA extraction, and adhering to and ensuring laboratory quality assurance protocols are followed is desirable, but not essential
  • Knowledge of NTDs and health systems
  • The Research Coordinator will contribute to field guides, data collection and supervision tools based on existing drafts and protocols. They will have the responsibility for the day to day management of data collectors and co-researchers including the associated logistics and manage and co-lead on training events. This role will involve in country travel to the project location, and limited international travel for meetings, conferences and workshops, subject to visa requirements and national travel restrictions.

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions Apply 

Employment Type:  2-year Fixed Term Contract

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