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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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    The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platfor...
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    Research Officer - HERU

    Reference Number: RO-HERU -141220

    Category: Research Health Economics

    Job Grade: 7.01

    JOB PURPOSE: 

    The research officer will be responsible for 1) Supporting a body of work focused on examining healthcare priority setting in Kenya the broader East African region, 2) Support institutionalization of health technology assessment in Kenya and the East African region, 3) Conduct health technology assessments in collaboration with government

    Description: 

    REPORTS TO:  PI

    DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

    INDIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

    BUDGET AND RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:  None

    JOB DIMENSIONS: The primary responsibility will be to coordinate and support a body of work focused on the costing and economic evaluation of healthcare interventions.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    For the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) to:

    • Develop research proposals for ethics and scientific review
    • Lead the implementation of studies once ethics review has been obtained
    • Lead the analysis and write-up of study findings
    • Support HERU policy engagement initiatives
    • Develop grant applications for funding
    • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or a health-related subject
    • A masters in health Economics
    • At least three (3) year related work experience.
    • Experience and skills in health technology assessments (including skills in costing, and cost-effectiveness analysis of healthcare interventions including using modelling approaches such as decision tree and markov models, budget impact analysis, and evidence synthesis).
    • Experience and skills in econometrics and its application to the economics of health systems such as equity and efficiency analysis
    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills using R and Stata as a minimum

    Desirable Criteria  

    Excellent organisational and communication skills

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Good writing skills
    • Good presentation skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills a meticulous approach to documentation (including word processing and spreadsheet skills)
    • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to work with limited supervision and meet deadlines

    PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

    Office based

    Field work in selected counties

    Willingness to travel throughout the country

    Working hours:

    Requires flexibility in the hours worked, with the priority being meeting the team’s research goals

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