Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) Research Analyst Impact – Possible

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Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to the world’s poor. We are pioneering a new approach, called durable healthcare that brings together the best of private, public, and philanthropic models. Since 2008, Possible has treated over 500,000 patients in rural Nepal through government hospitals, clinics, community health workers, and a referral network. 

 

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Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) Research Analyst

 


Impact – Achham or Dolakha, Nepal
Possible is seeking a skilled and driven Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) Research Analyst to lead our RMNCH research at the clinic, hospital and the community.
Applications are being accepted on an immediate, rolling basis.
The opportunity: Are you the right fit?
Possible has established a pioneering, integrated public sector RMNCH service delivery system in the districts of Achham and Dolakha. You are a skilled professional with strong quantitative research, writing, and analytic skills. You will lead our RMNCH research efforts and implement research, run analysis of data, and write up these results for use by Possible’s care delivery teams, as well as for publications to disseminate the findings of our implementation research with the goal of shaping national and global policy environments.
You have experience working in both health and research settings. You are meticulous by nature, research-oriented, quantitatively-minded and passionate about improving RMNCH service delivery in clinical settings and community. You are a fast learner, quick to follow directions, and can work in a diverse team setting, involving clinicians, researchers, community workers, and government officials. You are, long-term, looking to establish yourself as a researcher in global public health and healthcare.
Above all, your orientation toward work should match well with our operating values, captured by our For-Impact Culture Code.
Lastly, you’re a believer, not an employee. And you are looking for an opportunity to use your time and energy to transform an early stage organization and deliver real impact.
Must-haves:
  1. Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research: We are looking for someone who has past experience in research focused setting (e.g. academic, think-tank, research policy, research NGO/INGO/government). A competitive applicant should be skilled in using statistical software programs, and should have demonstrated promise and interest in ultimately being a globally recognized researcher.
  2. Passionate about RMNCH service delivery: Our goal is to ultimately provide policy level recommendations on collaborative care for RMCNH service delivery. We are looking for someone who is committed to bringing a positive and sustainable change in RMNCH services.
  3. Problem solving and entrepreneurship: We need a team member who is innovative and resourceful and will contribute to improving our care delivery model and systems. Team member will also be collaborating with our faculty and should be able to work both independently as well as in a team setting.
  4. Ability to work with a diverse team: The RMNCH research Analyst will be working in collaboration with the Medical team, Community Health team, Impact team, and our academic faculty. We are looking for a team member who is capable of working with a diverse group of people from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.
  5. A strong motivation and ability to live and work in remote Nepal: This position is largely based in Rural Nepal, with the team member spending over 50% of the time in Achham, 30% in Dolakha, and 20% in Kathmandu.
  6. Proficiency in written and spoken English, and high-level fluency in Nepali
You must be fluent in both Nepali and English. Work involves translating and typing in both languages.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Formal training in healthcare, public health, statistics, implementation science, and health systems design.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and/or child health research or science delivery.
  • Demonstrated scientific promise by co-authorship in peer-reviewed international journals.

 

Management Structure:
Reports To: Director of Implementation Research
Works in close collaboration with: Global Women’s Health Fellow (OB-GYN fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital), Women’s Health Advisor (OB-GYN faculty at Boston University School of Medicine)
Big 3 Responsibilities:

 

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  • Coordinate with the Director of Implementation Research to implement research protocols in RMNCH services at the clinic, hospital and the community, and support the Community Health team in implementation activities
  • Conduct data collection, analysis and reporting for RMNCH research at Bayalpata and Charikot hospitals.
  • Work with US-based academic faculty in obtaining additional resources and support for RMNCH research.

 


Areas of Responsibility (AoRs):
The RMNCH Research Analyst will work closely with the Director of Implementation Research as needed to be chiefly responsible for the following areas of work:
 
1. Coordinate with the Impact team to implement research protocols in RMNCH services at the clinic, hospital and the community and support the Community Health team in implementation activities.
  • Become the primary contact person in Nepal for all RMNCH related research conducted by Possible.
  • Guide and assist staff (clinicians, researchers and others) in implementing research tools (e.g. surveys, questionnaires, patient-centered outcomes) for RMNCH health services.
  • Translate and adapt data collection tools for implementation in Nepal.
  • Assist the team members in appropriate integration of data tools in existing and new systems (e.g. integrating clinical research tools in Possible’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) system, or integrating survey questionnaires for clinicians in REDCap).
  • Ensure ethical conduct of research by following protocols approved by institutional review boards.
  • Ensure the integrity of data collection by routinely auditing sample data, per protocol.
  • Provider refresher training’s on contraceptive counseling and other RMNCH topics for community health nurses and community health workers
  • Accompany members of the Community Health team on home visits to facilitate and assess the implementation process and fidelity of program implementation
  • Discuss the progress and challenges at least once a week with the Director of Implementation Research and at least twice a month with the Global Women’s Heath Fellow.

 

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2. Conduct data collection, analysis and reporting for RMNCH research
  • Work with the Delivery Science Analyst to conduct quantitative data collection, analysis, and quality assurance (e.g. cleaning the database and conducting statistical data analysis using any software of choice like R, STATA, SPSS, SAS, etc).
  • Work with the Director of Implementation Research to conduct qualitative data collection and analysis (e.g. conducting focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and conducting analysis using any software of choice like Dedoose, ATLAS.ti etc.).
  • Oversee the process of preparing manuscripts focused on RMNCH for submission to academic journals
  • Assist Impact, and Partnerships team as needed, in executing protocols for disseminating research findings in lay media.

 

3. Assist Women’s Health Advisor (Faculty) in obtaining additional resources and support for RMNCH research.
 
  • Provide support in grant-writing for RMNCH research from academic and non-academic funders.
  • Prepare and ensure submission of IRB applications and other materials to support RMNCH research conducted by Possible.
  • Assist Faculty with program management and other activities to further RMNCH research.
  • Provide support to reporting and other funders requirements for RMNCH.
  • Seek out national and international resources to support RMNCH research.
  • Collaborate with other organizations in Nepal and abroad to jointly access additional resources for RMNCH research.
  • The above list of responsibilities is not comprehensive, and the RMNCH Research Analyst may be required to take on additional responsibilities, as determined by the Director of Implementation Research.

 

 
Location:
You will spend 50 % of time in Achham, 30% of time in Dolakha and 20 % of time in Kathmandu
Application Process:
Please click “Apply for this Job”, follow the prompts, and supply all required information.
Email talent@possiblehealth.org if you have any questions.
 
What happens after submission ?
If we are interested, your submission will be responded to within 10 days. Please note that due to a large volume of applications, your application may not be responded to. If your application is advanced, we will ask immediately to set up an initial 20-minute phone interview to initiate the interview process.


 

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