Research Officer-Health Economics NGO Jobs in Kenya

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Reference Number: RO-HE-10017-03

Category: Other

Grade: 7.01

Location: NAIROBI

Country: Kenya

Summary:

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE:</strong>To assist the principal investigator to oversee the design and implementation of a study who aim to examine the extent to which recent health financing reform policies are adhered to. Specifically, the study will entail a household and facility based survey to examine the implementation of free maternity, user fee removal and NHIF benefit package reform policies. This study will have a qualitative and quantitative component. The position requires competency in quantitative research methods, experience in research, and some knowledge of health systems would be useful.

REPORTS TO:  Principal Investigator

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

None

INDIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

None

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:

None

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The primary responsibility will be to assist in the implementation and write up of a research project entitled “Examining the implementation of health financing reforms in Kenya”.

The research will be carried out in nationally representative sample of healthcare providers in Kenya

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) to:

  • Finalize the development of a sub-proposal on examining the implementation fidelity of health financing reforms in Kenya and submit the proposal to the proposal for ethics and scientific review
  • Conduct a review of relevant international literature on a range of health financing reforms
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative data collection tools
  • Oversee the data collection for qualitative and quantitative data
  • Supervise Assistant Research Officers and Field workers during the period of data collection
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • Prepare and submit research papers for publication as required.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree in a quantitative field (economics, health economics, statistics, epidemiology)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a social science, a quantitative field (e.g. Economics, Statistics, mathematics) or a health related subject (e.g. Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing)
  • At least 3 years of research experience
  • Advanced skills in statistical analysis using STATA. R or other relevant software
  • Experience in overseeing data collection
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Experience in qualitative research methods
  2. Applicants should have interest and ideally experience in health systems the Kenyan health sector
  3. Excellent organisational and communication skills

COMPETENCIES:

  • Good writing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills a meticulous approach to documentation (including word processing and spreadsheet skills)
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and meet deadlines

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