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Research Officer –Infectious Disease Modelling 

JOB PURPOSE: 

The research officer will be responsible for 1) Supporting a body of work focused on examining healthcare priority setting in Kenya the broader African region, 2) support the a project focused on the use of economic evidence in vaccine decision-making, 3) Conduct health technology assessments in collaboration with government.

Description: 

REPORTS TO:  Study PIand Study Supervisor.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The primary responsibility will be to develop vaccine impact models that integrate cost-effectiveness analysis to inform vaccine decision-making decisions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) to:

  • Develop research proposals for ethics and scientific review.
  • Lead the implementation of studies once ethics review has been obtained.
  • Lead the analysis and write-up of study findings.
  • Support HERU policy engagement initiatives.
  • Develop grant applications for funding.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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The successful applicant will have:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or a health-related area.
  • A master’s in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.
  • At least three years related working experience in Research covering health economics.
  • Strong background and practical experience in infectious disease modelling, vaccine impact modelling, with a proven track record of model development and application
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills using R and Stata as a minimum

Desirable Criteria:

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.

Research Officer – Health Economics

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The primary responsibility will be to conduct economic evaluations to inform healthcare priority-setting decisions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) to:

  • Develop research proposals for ethics and scientific review
  • Lead the implementation of studies once ethics review has been obtained
  • Lead the analysis and write-up of study findings
  • Support HERU policy engagement initiatives
  • Develop grant applications for funding
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor’s a health-related subject
  • A masters in health Economics, pharmaco-economics, or pharmaco-epidemiology
  • At least three years related working experience in Research covering health economics.
  • Experience and skills in health technology assessments (including skills in costing, and cost-effectiveness analysis of healthcare interventions including using modelling approaches such as decision tree and markov models, budget impact analysis, and evidence synthesis).
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills using R and Stata as a minimum.

Desirable Criteria:

  • 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

Research Medical Officer – Primary Healthcare

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The primary responsibility will be to support a body of work focused on evaluating primary healthcare interventions aimed at achieving universal health coverage in Kenya.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) to:

  • Develop research proposals for ethics and scientific review.
  • Lead the implementation of studies once ethics review has been obtained.
  • Lead the analysis and write-up of study findings.
  • Support HERU policy engagement initiatives
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBChB, MBBS or equivalent).
  • At least two years post-qualification experience in medical practice or health research environment.
  • Experience and skills in conducting evaluations in primary healthcare, and broader policy and systems research
  • Qualitative data analysis skills using NVIVO as a minimum.
  • A licensed Kenyan Medical practitioner

Desirable Criteria:

Excellent organizational 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.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

  • Office based.
  • Field work in selected counties.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the country.

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