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Research Assistant NGO Vacancy at EngenderHealth


Job Code: 268
JOB TITLE: Research Assistant
PROGRAM: Fistula Care
REPORTS TO: Regional Study Coordinator/Monitor, Fistula Care RCT

Job Vacancies for Research Assistant at EngenderHealth
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EngenderHealth is a leading international reproductive health organization working to improve the quality of health care in the world’s poorest communities. EngenderHealth empowers people to make informed choices about contraception, trains health providers to make motherhood safer, promotes gender equity, enhances the quality of HIV and AIDS services, and advocates for positive policy change. The non-profit organization works in partnership with governments, institutions, communities, and health care professionals in more than 20 countries around the world. Since 1943, EngenderHealth has reached more than 100 million people to help them realize a better life.
JOB ACTIVITIES
EngenderHealth is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people in hard-to-reach communities in the world. EngenderHealth is seeking to hire a Research Assistant reporting to the Regional Study Coordinator/Monitor to work on the research study and will be based in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria . The Research Assistant will be responsible for overseeing day to day study activities at the site to ensure smooth implementation of the study, safety of study participants, and accuracy of the data.

.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Previous experience working on clinical research study desirable
2. Experience conducting interviews or focus group discussions for research purposes
3. Successful completion of Research Ethics Training Course in last 6 months desirable
4. Ability to discuss reproductive and sexual health behavior with women
5. Comfortable working in a health care facility or clinical environment
6. Ability to work independently without direct supervision
7. Excellent planning and organizational skills
8. Flexible and willing to adapt to new work demands
9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages as appropriate.
10.Bacherlor’s degree OR Higher National Diploma from a recognized Higher institution OR completed a diploma in

Social Studies/Community Development or equivalent from recognized institutions.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Works with the site investigator at the study site to oversee day to day activities of the study and to facilitate effective communication between the study site, the Regional Study Coordinator/Monitor, EngenderHealth/New York, and WHO/Geneva
2. Administers informed consent, and interviews research participants
3. Manages data collection at the study site, including reviewing Case Report Forms (CRFs) for completeness and accuracy and maintaining study participant files.
4. Provides timely and accurate reports to the Regional Study Coordinator/Monitor
5. Assists with planning for monitoring visits
6. Assists during monitoring visits with review and resolution of questions on the CRFs.
7. Works with study site staff to identify problems and resolve those problems identified by staff, as well as during study monitoring visits.
8. Works with site staff and the Regional Study Coordinator/Monitor to resolve queries generated by WHO/Geneva during data entry and cleaning
9. Assures safe storage of data at the study site
10. Oversees follow up of study participants, including scheduling follow-up visits, contacting participants to remind them of upcoming visits, tracing clients who do not return for their scheduled follow-up visit, and distributing transport reimbursements and gifts.
11. Performs other tasks involved in conducting the study as assigned

How to Apply; 
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/r … =1&rid=268



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