Research Manager

  • Full time
  • Harare
  • @CeSHHAR Zimbabwe posted 4 days ago
  • Posted : 14 May 2024 -Accepting applications

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Supervisor / Manager
  • Experience 8 Years
  • What we do NGO / NPO & CharityHealth / Medical services
  • Qualifications Masters DegreeCertificate level
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Job Description

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organization specializing in population health research and programming, including sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the field, CeSHHAR Zimbabwe evaluates national programs and assesses the impact, uptake, and cost-effectiveness of innovative reproductive health interventions.

With an extensive national, regional, and international academic and community partnership network, CeSHHAR Zimbabwe collaborates closely with renowned institutions like the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care.

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is looking for a dedicated and experienced Research Manager to join the company’s dynamic team. As the Research Manager, you will oversee the planning, execution, and coordination of research activities related to population health.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other critical areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the planning, execution, and coordination of research activities, ensuring alignment with project objectives, protocols, and timelines.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Climate, Environment, and Health to develop comprehensive project plans, timelines, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Regularly update the Director of Climate, Environment, and Health on project progress and manage resources to ensure project success.
  • Assist in developing research protocols, grant proposals, and ensure timely protocol approvals, renewals, and ethical compliance.
  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and conduct regular audits and quality checks.
  • Handle all Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, ethics protocol renewals, and compliance reviews.
  • Oversee data collection, management, and analysis to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of data capture and analysis.
  • Collaborate with data management and statistical teams to facilitate data integration and interpretation.
  • Engage with stakeholders, community leaders, and advisory boards to ensure effective communication and community engagement.
  • Coordinate community engagement activities and communicate project updates and research findings effectively.
  • Monitor project expenditures and manage budgetary constraints in collaboration with the Director of Climate, Environment, and Health and finance teams.
  • Oversee the inventory of supplies and equipment, ensuring the availability of necessary resources.
  • Supervise research staff, providing ongoing support, training, and mentorship.
  • Ensure team familiarity with study protocols, ethical guidelines, and data collection procedures.
  • Conduct project evaluations to assess outcomes, impact, and lessons learned.
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of project deliverables and reports.
  • Proactively identify and resolve conflicts among project staff, stakeholders, or partners.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with field staff and provide continuous support and guidance.
  • Lead the Working Group’s activities, developing agendas, and facilitating discussions.
  • Actively contribute to the community sense and values of CeSHHAR, participating in meetings and providing mentorship.
  • Manage administrative duties including scheduling of project meetings, departmental meetings, and accurate minute-taking.
  • Execute any other duties as directed by the Director of Climate, Environment, and Health, aligned with the overall objectives of the department and organization.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences. A PhD will be an added advantage.
  • Publications in climate-related topics are an added advantage.
  • Possession of a valid GCP Certificate and Research Ethics.
  • At least 8 years of research experience.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a research team.
  • Good understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Prior experience managing a field team.
  • Conversant in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective oral and written communication.
  • Self-motivated with strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Click here and fill in the application form.
Step 2: Upon completing Step 1, kindly click on the apply button below and submit your CV and cover letter to complete the application process.

The successful candidate will undergo relevant background checks and will be required to commit in writing to comply with the CeSHHAR Zimbabwe safeguarding guidelines.

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