Technical Officer – Operational Research – KNCV

The Technical Officer – Operational Research (OR) will provide qualified technical assistance to National TB Program and other related stakeholder to ensure program direction and implementation of OR are in line with the National Strategic Plan. S/he will be expected to work with NTP focal person in implementation of OR activities as well as to assist NTP in ensuring good coordination with TORG and other related stakeholders involved with OR.

Key Responsibilities include:
Prepare annual work plans under his/her responsibility and assure timely submission of these work plans to Technical Assistance Coordinator.
Monitor implementation of approved activities under his/her responsibility and ensure achievement of its expected outputs in coordination with project operational unit.
Provide technical assistance to NTP and TORG to ensure implementation of OR, including implementation of National TB research agenda.
Provide technical inputs to CTB technical team and System Information and Knowledge Management (SIKM) in designing documentation of new approach/initiative to ensure that operational research questions are context.
Conduct evaluation and documentation of small-scale implementation of new approaches/models to provide strategic information, including the recommendations to the NTP for further decisions for policy-making.
Together with the senior epidemiologist(s) from KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (Central Office), assist local researchers with report writing and publication.
Supervise and monitor activities related to OR and identify problems, advise on necessary corrective actions, follow-up on these actions, and prepare brief visit reports on findings and recommendations.
Organize and conduct coordination meetings with various stakeholders to optimize operational research implementation.
Assist the KNCV-Challenge TB SIKM unit in managing accurate, reliable and timely data of OR implementation.
Review and provide technical inputs to periodical progress reports, review related field reports from provinces and provide field visit reports in accordance with KNCV-Challenge TB guidelines and submit it to the Technical Assistance Coordinator and the SIKM unit.
Participate in the regular co-ordination meetings with NTP and other partners and in district-, provincial-, national meetings of the NTP when invited by the NTP Program Manager after consultation with the KNCV Country Representative.
Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies:
Master degree in (public) health, preferably in epidemiology.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in research, preferably related to public health-related operational research.
Proven experience with all aspects of operational research: protocol writing, data collection, management, data analysis, to reporting.
Good managerial skills.
Good communication skills.
Fluent in English
Experience with writing research papers is an asset.

KNCV offers a flexible and supportive work environment and strongly encourages developing your skills and abilities to further your career opportunities.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and application to by 16 October 2017 at the latest.
Please ensure to put the post you apply for in the subject line of your e-mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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