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Research Coordinator

Futures Group  

Job Description

About Us
Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted government and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management / HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.
Position Summary
Futures Group is recruiting a Research Coordinator for a new evaluation study of the scale-up of gender-based violence interventions in Tanzania.
Key Responsibilities
Serves as manager of the Tanzania-based evaluation study data team and reports to the U.S.-based Project Director; provides technical guidance to the data team, which is situated within a local research institution. Manages day-to-day evaluation study protocol operations of data collection, data entry, data management, and data quality assurance
Liaises with the international and local principal investigators, coordinating their technical direction and inputs with regard to study operations.
Contributes to the development of the evaluation study protocol monitors and ensures that the study is conducted according to protocol
Contributes to data analysis and dissemination of findings
Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems. Leads and organizes project trainings, workshops, and meetings.
Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside project-related meetings and workshops. Participates in and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and manuscripts for scientific publication.
Advanced degree in public health, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field
8+ years of experience in public health research involving larger-scale data collection.
Experience implementing facility- and community-based field research in sub-Saharan Africa required; experience with GBV and HIV and other health programs preferred
Demonstrated project management and operations skills including team building and team management
Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation and organizational skills
Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working in Tanzania
Preference will be given to local nationals.
Physical Demands
Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility
Work Environment
Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements.


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