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The Division of Global Public Health and Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) aims to conduct high-caliber research on health-related issues and service utilization facing populations in international settings, U.S. minorities and migrants to the U.S. Within the Division, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and development and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices to reduce gender inequities and gender-based violence and their negative impact on health and wellbeing. This position provides project management support for GEH and its principal investigators (PIs).
Incumbent will serve as the Research Project Manager for a research study focused on social norms and networks as they relate to maternal/child health and reproductive/sexual health. This research will be conducted in West Africa (Niger) but the position is located in San Diego. The 4.5-year project, which began in December 2020, will evaluate the efficacy and scalability of a social network approach to improve family planning use among married adolescent girls and young women in Niger. The incumbent will maintain ongoing direct communication with principal investigators (PIs), co-investigators, multi-country research partners (in English and French), and donors to ensure adherence to research protocols, quality of data, and coordination and communication between partners. Incumbent will contribute to grant writing, data-collection tool development, data collector training, program monitoring & evaluation, data management and analyses, manuscript development, and study protocol planning. Incumbent will perform intermediate to advanced statistical analysis. Incumbent will be responsible for monitoring study deliverables, study implementation and performance of study staff. It is expected that the incumbent will author and co-author manuscripts, as well as work independently and with PIs to develop and present presentations at scientific conferences with international partners. Incumbent will visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination. As a project manager the candidate should be able to perform as a seasoned, experienced survey research professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures, with the ability to resolve a wide range of issues, using good judgment to find appropriate solutions.
Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training
Strong working proficiency in French required.
Advanced knowledge of Public Health research or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education with the ability to make advanced contributions to research projects at a conceptual level.
Thorough knowledge of data collection activities, research studies, data collection procedures and protocols.
Thorough knowledge and skills relating to the development of survey instrumentation.
Knowledge associated with monitoring staffing levels, recruitment and training procedures.
Thorough knowledge of budget planning process.
Demonstrated experience monitoring study budgets and deliverables.
Demonstrated experience in managing research projects and teams, and in making original contributions.
Demonstrated experience or similar skills in design and implementation of rigorous research methodologies, development of data collection tools and systems, and coordination of complex study methodologies.
Demonstrated experience with grant coordination, management, and submission to federal, state or private funding organizations.
Knowledge and experience developing, submitting, and tracking protocols to human subjects and Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
Strong field research experience collecting quantitative and/or qualitative data from human subjects.
Demonstrated experience researching, gathering, organizing information to produce reports, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate, track, and analyze required data.
Demonstrated ability to research information via formal a
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