Digital Health Project Coordinator
- Post Date:May 18, 2022
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- Career Level CoordinatorQualification DegreeExperience 1-3 Years
- Industry Health Care
Biomedical Research and Training Institute
Duration: 1 year
Location where study activities will be conducted: BRTI offices and Chitungwiza study sites
Y-Check, a new study at BRTI, will implement and evaluate the feasibility of health check-ups in adolescents. The Digital Health Project Co-ordinator will manage the development, implementation and evaluation of the Y-Check digital components. The responsibilities include systems design in collaboration with project leads and programming experts. Systems will include custom ODK/android-based tools/apps for Y-Check data input, client health-related screening apps and other electronic applications to facilitate real time management and evaluation of the Y-Check intervention. The coordinator will work within an interdisciplinary team environment within BRTI and the global Y-Check project team
- To work closely with the Principal Investigator, co-Investigators, and Y-Check senior staff (Project coordinator, Social Scientist, etc), to define and manage Y-Check digital activities, and to provide regular reports on progress to funders, collaborators and regulatory authorities;
- To lead the day-to-day running of the Y-Check digital work package, ensuring compliance with good practice in relation to the conduct of research, the ethics policy and other relevant BRTI policies;
- To lead and report on Y-Check digital intervention development activities including design workshops and a pilot study;
- To engage with stakeholders and service providers to develop detailed SOPs for the use of the Y-Check digital interventions in schools, health facilities / service providers, and the community, as required;
- To co-lead with the Y-Check study coordinator the implementation of the Y-Check digital components including the training, supervision and management of the Y-Check field teams, procurement of equipment and supplies, logistics, and documentation;
- To provide technical support to the Y-Check teams in Tanzania and Ghana as they develop and implement their Y-Check digital work packages;
- To advise on the management and editing of data and their preparation for statistical analysis;
- To contribute to peer-reviewed publications, including as lead author.
- A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (public health, psychology, digital health, computer science);
- At least 2 years’ experience working with computer systems, digital applications, and / or data management;
- At least 2 years’ experience working in public health or health research;
- Excellent spoken and written English and Shona;
- Availability to make occasional short trips (up to 2 weeks) outside of Zimbabwe as required;
- Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet deadlines;
- Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Experience in project management including management of resources;
- Evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management.
- Experience of supervising and supporting junior staff;
- Practical experience in engagement with different stakeholders including government ministries, local authority, service providers, community members, parents / guardians, and young people;
- Programming skills in a relevant language e.g Python;
- Experience working in the area of adolescent health;
- Clinical training;
- Contributions to written research output, preferably peer-reviewed;
- Experience in contributing to research grant applications.
Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter by 20 May 2022 to email [email protected] Please specify in the email header the job description you are applying for.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.