The IRC is seeking an experienced researcher to support field-based implementation and operational research studies in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in low-resource contexts. Specific expertise in Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) in conflict-affected areas is strongly preferred. The Researcher, Maternal & Newborn Health will support field-based research on MNH programs, backstop new and ongoing research projects across the IRC’s MNH/SRH portfolio, and develop and submit proposals around IRC’s priority research questions.
We seek individuals who have a growing degree of external recognition as an expert in this field, and should have qualifications that resemble those in an Assistant Professor/Scientist-level position. For those who are looking for an Associate Professor/Scientist-level position, please refer to a separate job posting titled “Associate Director of Research, Maternal and Newborn Health” - req37737
We welcome quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method researchers to apply, but we especially welcome those with methodological experience in population-level surveys and/or large-scale program evaluation.
Support two large implementation research studies in Somalia and South Sudan that evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based maternal and newborn care program, using a prospective cohort study design (with pre-post survey) and process evaluation.
Design survey tools and protocols, and support analysis of research findings.
Backstop new and ongoing research projects in maternal and newborn health, safe abortion care, and contraceptive access.
Provide business development support for proposals.
Disseminate research and contribute to the development of research findings in articles and reports.
Support the use of evidence across the organization in the MNH technical area.
PhD with 4-6 years of experience or Masters with at least 6-8 years’ experience conducting and leading research.
At least 5 years’ experience in public health, with at least two years' experience conducting relevant research in developing countries.
At least two years of field research experience in humanitarian or low-resource settings, with demonstrated experience in leading their own research.
Demonstrated technical expertise working on complex field-based health research studies in low-resource contexts. Preferred experience in or familiarity with maternal and newborn health and in conflict-affected contexts of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Able to work with remote, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary teams.
Excellent communication skills, particularly in writing and presentation.
Ability to train others and transfer technical knowledge and skills.
Willingness to travel to fragile/conflict-affected contexts.
Language Skills: English required, and French proficiency preferred
Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to the International Rescue Committee via the link IRC CareersApply for this Job Now
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