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Senior Research And Innovation Officer

Closing: Jan 7, 2023

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Published: Dec 28, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The successful candidate will possess demonstrated experience in overseeing health research or innovation programming, with strong preference to those who have experience working in sexual and reproductive health.

•Experience with sexual and reproductive health data collection; experience with collecting data on contraception and abortion care preferred.

•Degree in public health, social sciences or related field.

•Public or community health background preferred.

•Experience managing, implementing, or working on research projects.

•Experience with qualitative research methods, including collecting data through interviews and facilitating meetings or focus group discussions.

•Experience supervising other staff.

•Experience with stakeholder engagement and mobilization.

•Attention to detail.

•Willingness to work on the sometimes sensitive and stigmatized topic of abortion

•Excellent communication skills.

•Experience working in humanitarian setting with INGO/NGO.

•Significant exposure and experience of successfully working and managing local partners.

•Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.

•Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels

•Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with stakeholders, including national and local authorities, UN agencies, local NGOs, etc.

•Fluent in written and spoken English.

•A dynamic and flexible individual with ability to multitask and who can work under pressure

•Team player.

•Good communication and interpersonal skills.

•Excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft excel, power-point presentation skills.

•Willingness to travel to ‘insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda’s security policy.

•Strong commitment to and knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including stigmatized service areas such as abortion and for under-served populations such as people living in crises, adolescents, and people with disabilities.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will possess demonstrated experience in overseeing health research or innovation programming, with strong preference to those who have experience working in sexual and reproductive health.

•Experience with sexual and reproductive health data collection; experience with collecting data on contraception and abortion care preferred.

•Degree in public health, social sciences or related field.

•Public or community health background preferred.

•Experience managing, implementing, or working on research projects.

•Experience with qualitative research methods, including collecting data through interviews and facilitating meetings or focus group discussions.

•Experience supervising other staff.

•Experience with stakeholder engagement and mobilization.

•Attention to detail.

•Willingness to work on the sometimes sensitive and stigmatized topic of abortion

•Excellent communication skills.

•Experience working in humanitarian setting with INGO/NGO.

•Significant exposure and experience of successfully working and managing local partners.

•Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.

•Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels

•Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with stakeholders, including national and local authorities, UN agencies, local NGOs, etc.

•Fluent in written and spoken English.

•A dynamic and flexible individual with ability to multitask and who can work under pressure

•Team player.

•Good communication and interpersonal skills.

•Excellent Microsoft word and Microsoft excel, power-point presentation skills.

•Willingness to travel to ‘insecure areas within the constraints of IRC Uganda’s security policy.

•Strong commitment to and knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including stigmatized service areas such as abortion and for under-served populations such as people living in crises, adolescents, and people with disabilities.



Program design and implementation:

• The Senior Research and Innovation (R&I) Officer will work closely with the IRC HQ design and behavioral insights teams to support the execution of behavioral mapping and user-centered design processes to contribute to the development of a client-centered integrated adolescent self-managed contraception package.

• The Senior R&I Officer will oversee research and innovation officers who will be responsible for implementing the designed solutions and monitoring progress against set objectives.

• They will take leadership in establishing a MEAL strategy that links with the program objectives.  

• They will support the development of key self-care program tools and resources – including but not limited to training materials, information, education and communication tools, job aids, and community mobilization messages



Partner engagement:

• They will coordinate multi-directional capacity sharing across IRC and partner organizations/institutions including but not limited to self-care program implementation, monitoring, evaluation, research, and advocacy

• They will work with partners to assess current SRHR social accountability mechanisms, facilitate capacity-sharing on these frameworks and test the integration of key self-care components into these mechanisms

• They will coordinate routine partner meetings to discuss program implementation, learning and course correction 



Evaluation:

• They will support the research and evaluation component of the project as a core member of the research and innovation team

• They will contribute to any research protocol development, IRB application submissions, and research tool development 

• They will be responsible for executing and overseeing the process documentation component of the study

• They will lead any research/program learning dissemination events in collaboration with partners



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