MATERNAL & NEWBORN HEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, CENTER FOR HUMANITARIAN HEALTH
Department/Program: Department of International Health, Health Systems Program
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
The Center seeks a full-time faculty Research Associate to support Ensuring Quality Access and Learning (EQUAL) for Mothers and Newborns in Conflict-Affected Contexts Consortium, a research consortium launched to produce rigorous, operationally relevant research and evidence to improve maternal and neonatal health in low-income, conflict-affected contexts.
The consortium is led by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Somalia Research and Development Institute, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, and Université Catholique de Bukavu (DRC), and is funded through the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office ‘Filling the Gaps in Evidence: Building Stronger and More Resilient Health Systems Research Programme Consortia mechanism.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health is a unique and collaborative Johns Hopkins academic program conducted jointly by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. It is hosted at and administered by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and draws upon a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, demography, emergency and disaster medicine, health systems management, nutrition/food security, environmental engineering, mental health, political science and human rights. The Center collaborates with a variety of organizations including national and international non-governmental organizations, multilateral and UN organizations, and Governmental agencies, as well as other research institutions on field-based research and humanitarian projects.
The Center’s vision is to pursue new knowledge and disseminate this learning to save lives and reduce human suffering and other consequences of humanitarian emergencies and disasters (http://www.hopkinshumanitarianhealth.org/).
Scope of Work:
Work closely with EQUAL team members to:
- Provide technical assistance in design and implementation of research on quality of care, maternal and perinatal mortality surveillance, and midwifery workforce development.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of research study protocols, ensuring compliance with all JHU and in-country ethical review regulations
- Develop data collection tools and track modifications across project sites
- Conduct analyses of primary or secondary data in support of specific project needs or as part of overall project analysis plans
- Coordinate and contribute to cross-country learning exchange and skills-building initiatives within the consortium
- Support dissemination of findings and lessons learned to in-country and global communities of practice through reports, technical briefs, and presentations
- Develop, implement, and monitor annual work plans and budgets, ensuring project objectives are addressed and budget compliance is achieved
- Lead performance indicator tracking and quarterly reporting for research workstreams and initiatives led by JHU
- Participate in the writing of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
- Represent the Center at relevant meetings
- Master's degree in public health or related field
- Familiarity with global reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health-related frameworks, guidelines, and initiatives
- Strong quantitative and/or qualitative analysis skills and attention to detail
- Previous programmatic and/or research experience in related subjects
- Ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with teams across multiple locations and with varied areas of technical expertise
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Experience in research study coordination
- Experience conducting telephone surveys, health facility assessments, ethnographic, or community-based participatory research in low-income countries
- Experience working in humanitarian or fragile settings
- Fluency in French
Application deadline: Open until filled.
Anticipated start date: Open until filled
Anticipated duration: Two years
Travel: Up to 20% (conditions permitting)
Salary is competitive.
Interested candidates can send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “EQUAL Research Associate application”.
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