The Schools of Public Health and Medicine at College of Health Sciences of Addis Ababa University seeks a Qualitative Research Assistant for the implementation research it is planning to implement in partnership with Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population and Oromia Regional Health Bureau. The Implementation Research Initiative aims to accelerating scale-up of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Oromia. The KMC research initiative will study the implementation of KMC by gaining an understanding of barriers and facilitators, and using data in repeated rapid cycles of model development-implementation-evaluation-refinement until a promising model is found to achieve high coverage of quality KMC. We will work within the existing government health system and the Oromia Regional Health Bureau to implement the models with the goal of providing KMC to 80% or more of the target population of newborns, aiming to reduce mortality associated with preterm birth.
This position will be based in Ziway, Adami Tulu Woreda, Oromia, Ethiopia. Under the guidance of the Program Learning Coordinator, the qualitative research assistant will be responsible for collection, transcription and preliminary analysis of high quality qualitative data. As part of the qualitative data collection the Research Assistant will visit women, communities and health workers at health facility and community level to conduct focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, key informant interviews and review of documents and records. In the process the Research Assistants will apply standards and guidance that will be provided by the research team.
Duration of work : 1 year with possible extension
Number of posts: 3
Additional Qualifications:Excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills necessary. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple project activities, balance conflicting priorities, and handle confidential information appropriately. Must exhibit tact and diplomacy in inter-cultural settings