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Study Coordinator at Aga Khan University (AKU)

The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Faculties of Health Sciences with Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.

Introduction

This position will be based in the Department of Population Health reporting to the study Principal Investigator, Optima Nutrition Modelling Study, Kenya. The appointee will be involved in managing and coordinating the study’s day-to-day activities.

Responsibilities

  • Managing and coordinating day-to-day study activities in the preparation of training and implementation of research activities, in compliance to the Study protocol and study Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Coordinating visits with County Departments of Health to review and collect data
  • Learn and lead in the use of Optima Suite of modelling tools
  • Engage with study stakeholders
  • Monitoring the research activities to optimize the quality of the project outputs, and adherence to the time schedule, budget and resource management
  • Developing and production of communication tools and materials and dissemination
  • Generating ongoing project reports and documentation of study progress, including summarization of findings and development of visuals.
  • Ensuring compliance to all policies and guidelines in respect to the University and funding agency
  • Enforcing agreed on quality assurance measures to ensure quality of data is maintained throughout the study
  • Contribute to the study’s scientific outputs, including manuscripts, presentations, reports etc.

Requirements

  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree, in quantitative and/or computing studies (Statistics/Medical Statistics/Biostatistics/Biometry/Epidemiology/Medical Informatics/IT/Computer Science or related fields). Ongoing MSc will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience coordinating complex health research studies
  • At least one (1) year experience in data analysis using advanced approaches
  • The successful candidate must be experienced in working with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to generate good quality project reports
  • Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Good communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and adherence to time-lines are desirable.

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