Job Title: Research Officer
Reports to: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Main Functions: The Research Officer will lead PILS’ community research efforts under the responsibility of the Senior M&E Officer. S/he will more particularly lead PILS first IBBS and the Stigma Index.
- Plan, design, coordinate and supervise the stigma index and IBBS Transgender exercices.
- Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures.
- Prepare research ethics committee applications
- Plan, implement and maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol
- Write and edit draft questionnaires and reports including progress reports and the final research report
- Coordinate the collection and analysis of research data.
- Recruit, instruct and coordinate research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.
- Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
- Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position
- Plan and coordinate the staffing of research studies, including the recruitment and administration of research consultants, as appropriate to the activity.
- Plan and coordinate regular technical committee meetings.
- Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by internal or external parties.
- Implement quality control process throughout the conduct of the studies.
- Identify community research needs and develop TORS to conduct relevant studies
- Assist in providing the research technical and capacity building support and advice to implementing partners, through the implementation of the capacity development plan
- PhD or MD in public health, behavioral sciences, population studies/demography, or a related field, and at least two years of relevant experience in the successful implementation and management of HIV and AIDS research projects. An equivalent combination of education and professional experience will also be considered.
- Experience in design, implementation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research studies; experience in hiring, training, and managing research staff for large community-based studies.
- Proficiency in MS Office.
- Proficiency in SPSS and/or other statistical software.
- Excellent English language written communication skills, excellent French and creole oral communication skills, including demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and the ability to summarize and communicate research findings for diverse audiences
- Ability to work independently and to collaborate with senior staff, colleagues, donors, partner organizations, stakeholders, local institutions, and others at all levels. Excellent diplomatic, representational, problem solving, management, and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge, interest in and commitment to the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights issues
- Good understanding of the HIV epidemic in Mauritius.
- Experience in managing health programs in small island developing states.
- Working knowledge of the Global Fund.
Please send your detailed CV and motivation letter on firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, 21st March 2017.
PILS has an anti-discriminatory recruitment policy. This policy is based on skills, experience and profile of candidates, without any regards to their age, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or HIV status. All competent candidates, including members of the Key Affected Populations, are encouraged to apply. PILS reserves the right not to appoint any person to this position.