Research Coordinator

Date Posted: Oct. 24, 2022, 1:03 p.m.

International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities

The work breakdown is expected as follows:
50%: Coordinate and support research project implementation in SRHR / MNH portfolio:

  • Prepare research ethics applications for specified studies
  • Oversee research project implementation, including day to day interaction with research focal points and managers in field sites, facilitation of data collector training, overseeing data collection and analysis.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of all external project reporting and manuscript preparation
  • Work with the research uptake and communications team on documentation and dissemination activities for research studies including presentations at conferences/workshops/stakeholder forums.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

30%: Specialized Country and Research Partner Support (partner-led projects):

  • Collaborate with local partners/country programs and provide technical review of research concept notes/proposals
  • Support development of research ethics applications for specified studies
  • Support research managers in country programs/local partner institutions to assure methodological soundness and quality implementation of research studies
  • Support design and supervision of data collection, entry, and analysis, where needed
  • Support training of enumerators and other research staff
  • Participate in preparation of manuscripts for peer review and other reporting and dissemination activities

Job Requirements

  • Education: MPH or Masters in relevant field, both quantitative and qualitative training preferred.
  • Work Experience: 3-6 years of experience with at least 1 year experience managing research projects in low-income or developing countries. At least 2 years of field experience in low income or humanitarian settings preferred.

Demonstrated skills and competencies:

  • Demonstrated internal and external communication and coordination capabilities
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one of the following areas: SMNRH, public health, health systems, humanitarian health, experimental or observational study design and implementation, research capacity strengthening
  • Experience managing donor funded projects and grants and technical input to proposal and budget development and donor reports.
  • Experience conducting or supporting primary data collection in challenging environments
  • Data analysis skills, both quantitative and qualitative preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Teamwork: Able to work with remote, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on specific projects
  • Language Skills: English required, and French proficiency an added advantage

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to the International Rescue Committee via the link IRC Careers

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