Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute Researcher I Jobs in Ethiopia

Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute Researcher I Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216803

Category: Health Care, Research and Development
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the Institution government salary scale including benefit packages

Job Description

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia.

The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae).

AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training.

AHRI would like to hire qualified candidate in the position of Researcher I under Knowledge Management Directorate.

Job Description

A Researcher I (Clinical Epidemiologist) is a medical professional who works on studying disease and the way it spreads so that to explore evidence on improving clinical and patient oriented healthcare.

Clinical epidemiologists conduct research, as well as oversee public health research activities and train other researchers on clinical and epidemiological research.

She/he typically work in an office or laboratory setting, as well as out in the field research activities with clinical and public health research professionals.

Researcher I also prepare and present proper research procedures in case of a disease outbreak.

The Researcher I will be part of the knowledge management directorate team and s/he will develop research digest and policy briefs to strengthen evidence generation that enhance dissemination of scientific data and use of information for decision making.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee research on various diseases or disease outbreaks

  • Compile research data for review

  • Develop procedures or policies related to disease control in a medical facility, community or school

  • Consult with healthcare facilities about disease control procedures

  • Develop educational resources to minimize disease issues

  • Work with public health departments to control disease related issues

  • Design, develop, and participate in studies while overseeing them as well

  • Interpret and analyze data gathered during research

  • Evaluate the results of medications and/or health care to better understand their safety or effectiveness

  • Work to locate sources of disease outbreaks

  • Develop evidence based procedures to enforce policies regarding disease control for hospitals, communities and schools, and provide support.

  • Lead the planning and implementation of clinical epidemiological studies

  • Oversee research protocols, scientific review of
    abstracts and manuscripts, generated by AHRI staff and students

  • Conduct research on disease outbreaks and case studies in order to determine and fine tune response protocol.

  • Develop the setup of the study by writing a specific plan outline, including the sample population, analytical measures and concepts used for data interpretation.

  • Provide onsite trainings and design capacity building activities to AHRI staff, students, FmoH staff and other elevant stakeholders on use of evidence for decision making and knowledge management.

  • With the knowledge management team, develop/ update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), guidelines, reports and other relevant documents; and ensure these documents are effectively used.

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by supervisors

    Personal Attributes:

    The candidate for the job is expected to have

  • Relevant experience in design and development of studies, gather and compile research data and document lessons learned.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication, advocacy, liaison and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with various stakeholders: express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

  • Critical thinking skills and ability to work under minimum supervision Excellent proficiency in English (writing and speaking) Strong computer literacy (MS office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet use)

  • Excellent experience in scientific data analysis, interpretation and presentation
    Well-developed report writing skills,
  • Experience in writing policy briefs, scientific reports and in using other research output dissemination mechanisms for diverse audiences such as government and donors.
  • Proven experience in manual and guideline preparation.
  • Good general work habits, capacity building and people skills
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and scientific rigor
  • Practical experience in medical research
    Basic understanding in health research ethics and in national and international laws related to health research
  • Well organized; flexible to working off-working hours or weekends as needed

    Job Requirements

    Education, Experience & Publication Point:

  • MPh/MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and 6 years of experience and 7 publication points: OR

  • PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and 4 years of experience and 6 publication points

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should ONLY send the following through on or before August 12, 2019.

  • A CV/resume (not more than 5 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one/two pages table summarizing your educational background, publications, work experiences, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process
  • Please write down your publications in your CV.

    Please Do Not Attach any other documents.

    No. Required: 01 (One)

    Employment Type: Permanent (government) employment basis.

    Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute Researcher I Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs in Ethiopia.