Opportunities

Research Officer-Mixed Methods

Reference Number: 
RO-MM-18-11-21
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
Research (Quantitative and Qualitative Implementation Research)
Job Grade: 
7.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Nairobi
JOB PURPOSE: 

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.

In addition, KWTRP has a strong commitment towards developing local research leadership.

The Health Economics Research Unit department under which this position falls focuses on Health Policy and Systems Research, contributing to research focused on health services, economics, policy and on the management environment of health facilities.

 

A newly funded 3-year QuEST project aims at building the evidence base to support transformation to high quality health systems by improving measurement, testing solutions, and creating generalizable knowledge in partnership with changemakers in low- and middle-income countries (https://questnetwork.org/). The objectives of the QuEST project are to to deliver critical research expertise to strengthen evidence on improving health systems. The goal is to have health system that are responsive to the people that they aim to serve by working closely with country governments and global partners to design and test future health system models and measures. This will be accomplished through preparing the base for service delivery redesign-by conducting  feasibility assessments and codeveloping models for service delivery redesign for maternal and newborn survival  and by developing and testing an E-Cohorts for Maternal and Newborn Health.

 

The project is seeking a Mixed Methods Research Officer to support activities related to feasibility assessment of the service delivery redesign in one county and lead the design and testing of the e-cohort while working closely under the supervision of a team of senior multi-disciplinary researchers