The Institute for International Program is looking for a Research Data Analyst to work on the Bandim Health Project scope of work. The successful candidate will assist the MCEE IMPROVE team to address the Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation Group’s IMPROVE project aim to investigate the association between lack of communication and misclassification errors. In addition, technical assistance in qualitative methods will be used to explore the issue of how provider-mother communication is associated with the misclassification of SB and END in Guinea-Bissau. The Research Data Analyst will make important design and data collection methodology recommendations. Have primary responsibility for data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting.
To identify the context, tone, function, and content of communication or lack thereof between providers and patients/mothers on stillbirths (SB) and early neonatal deaths (END) in a facility setting; and to understand the facilitators and barriers that affect the communication of vital status and the misclassification between SB and ENND, from the perspectives of providers, patients/mothers and their family members.
We will work in the surveillance areas of the Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) site in Guinea-Bissau, run by the Bandim Health Project (BHP) (www.bandim.org) through April 30, 2020.
The SOW will cover the qualitative phases of the study (phases 1 and 3). In the first phase, we will conduct a direct observation in the Hospital National Simao Mendes to record the current practice of ascertainment and communication on vital status between providers and mothers. In the third phase, we will conduct focus group discussions with providers, and in-depth interviews with mothers to investigate the contextual factors and common practices in the communication of adverse birth outcomes, and the related facilitators and barriers.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develop data collection and analysis methodology, including defining in detail data requirements, data sources and proper data collection procedures, e.g., computer programs, appropriate data fields, databases.
Develop and implement data collection quality assurance procedures to ensure validity and reliability of study results.
Create/build and maintain databases, records and files.
Independently perform data analysis and interpretation, utilize knowledge of statistics and quantitative analysis. Present research data.
Generate reports, charts, tables, and create presentations.
Review qualitative components of protocol and advise on edits.
Advise on qualitative data analyses. Discuss with colleagues, investigators, and supervise the need for any additional analyses and/or special methodologic needs.
Conduct skype training of trainers on direct observation.
Conduct skype training of trainers on focus group discussions and in-depth interviews.
Prepare written reports of statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results, and conclusion.
Identify systematic problems with qualitative data and software.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Three (3) years related experience.
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Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Working Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,196 - $62,226 / commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001147-Institute for International Prgms IIP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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