Research Specialist, Provost Office COE at Aga Khan University Hospital

Posted 2 months ago

 Job Summary

The purpose of the assignment is to coordinate the community component of the project to ensure increased ANC referrals for obstetric ultrasound scans which are central to the successful implementation of the project, while contributing to effective links with and engagement of key stakeholders for the achievement of the study overall goal under the guidance of the project manager and study PI

Responsibilities

  • Lead the community component of the project while linking to the study overall goal.
  • Participate in the collection of ground truth data with the Lumify ultrasound and clinical request forms while linking this to the community role.
  • Responsible for implementing assigned project related activities at the community level related to the use of mobile phones (ODK) working closely with the project team.
  • Implement the community engagement workflow model to promote community engagement for the study geared towards ANC referral and ultrasound scans.
  • Supporting the link between CHVs and CHEWs/health facilities and sub county, county levels.
  • Contribute to effective project follow up, monitoring and evaluation at project level especially the community level related component.
  • Report monthly progress at community level against the periodic and site set targets and data status at community level and, process to the project leadership.
  • Qualitative study documentation and publication for the community component workflow model
  • Provide input and outputs expected and received at various levels of the research implementation process including publications, in collaboration with the project stakeholders, internal and external

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) in health and/or nutrition related fields; experience in any of the following (or closely related) fields: community-based health care; maternal, project implementation and monitoring in maternal and child health care, nutrition and/ or other social fields.
  • 5 years’ experience working with both the Philips Foundation and Philips Research in Kilfi County
  • Clear understanding of the funders’ data handling requirements including privacy, data entry and consenting
  • Clear understanding of the project and local socio-cultural norms to effectively lead the community engagement activities.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal, facilitation, relationship-building, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work under tight timelines, and ability to work collaboratively across technical teams and with government partners.

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