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Monday, January 3, 2011

Malaria Research Analyst Job Vacany, Clinton Foundation, Uganda

Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Organisation: Clinton Foundation
Closing date: 23 Feb 2011
Location: Uganda
Clinton Health Access Initiative

Malaria Research Analyst
On November 8, 2008, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria approved the launch of an ambitious new initiative to increase access to malaria treatment around the world. Nine countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are participating in Phase 1 of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm); these countries account for more than one-third of the global malaria burden. The AMFm began operations in June 2009, with orders placed for over 22 million subsidized ACTs and nearly 2 million affordable ACTs in four countries.
The Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and key malaria policymakers, has developed an operational research portfolio that seeks to address critical outstanding questions regarding how access to malaria treatment can be improved in the context of the AMFm. The projects in this portfolio have been designed to provide rigorous evidence of the impact of various policy innovations that aim to improve the targeting and increase the reach of anti-malarials into the poorest and most remote areas.

We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, managerial, analytical, and communication skills to assist in managing our research portfolio. The Analyst must have experience with research; experience conducting field research or managing development programs in Africa is a strong plus. A background in public health and knowledge of statistics is desirable.

The Analyst must be able to function independently and flexibly, have a strong commitment to excellence and work on aggressive timelines. The position will be based in East Africa, with travel in the region, and requires a 1.5 year commitment.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
The research portfolio consists of a range of projects of varying sizes and locations. The role of the Analyst will be to assist the Principle Investigator and Research Manager in overseeing the development, implementation and results dissemination of several projects in the portfolio, in collaboration with the subcontractors and partner organizations that are involved in each study.

Assists in the development and execution of projects:
·         Develop (in collaboration with Principle Investigator and field coordinators) surveys, research protocols and other key materials for study design
·         Supporting logistics coordination for projects including research inputs, data collection methods, transportation, etc.
·         Assisting with the development and updating of budgets for each project
·         Checking the quality of data collection and entry
·         Ensuring that the integrity of the research design is being maintained
·         Manage budgets, financial disbursements and accounting for each project (in collaboration with project managers)
·         Coordinating data entry
·         Assisting with data analysis
·         Assisting with the writing of materials describing project results and policy recommendations
·         Supporting the active dissemination and communication to facilitate uptake of policy recommendations
Provides cross-cutting support, as needed:
·         Assists in the preparation of donor reports, concept notes, and presentations as needed
·         Supports the development of a communications and outreach strategy for the dissemination of study results
·         Drafts policy briefs and other study-specific materials as needed
·         Develops budget forecasts for the entire portfolio
Qualities Required:
·         Knowledge and experience with program design, management and analysis in a developing country
·         Demonstrated field experience
·         Willingness to travel frequently to do field work
·         Flexibility, self-motivation, and an ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
·         Exceptional problem solving skills and analytical capabilities
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
·         Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
·         Some proficiency in a statistical analysis package such as STATA or SAS
·         Advanced degree in economics, public health, international relations, or related field
·         Experience designing and implementing surveys
·         Experience in working with malaria and/or other infectious diseases
How to apply
Please apply online at
Reference Code: RW_8CEQ4Z-27

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