Health Economics Research Assistant
Jobs at:Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)
Deadline of this Job:
07 April 2022
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
• The Laboratory Services Department has recently been awarded a Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) service contract to conduct an evaluation of the CIFF HIV self-testing investment in Uganda and Nigeria.
• The project evaluation team/consortium comprises a total of four research partners, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, LSTM (UK), the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research, CeSHHAR (Zimbabwe), the Infectious Disease Institute, IDI (Uganda) and the Institute of Human Virology, IHVN (Nigeria).
• The HIV ST 10X investment aims to accelerate a self-care revolution to de-medicalize HIV testing and prevention within broader sexual & reproductive health. Governments will experience how de-medicalization can relieve pressure on the health system, with knock-on effects for the broader self-care agenda. The specific objectives of the investment are:
o Catalyze a 10X growth in the self-testing market from 5M to 50M tests used a year in low- and middle-income countries by 2025.
o Link more than 2.7M HIV-positive people to treatment between 2020 and 2025 and millions more to the HIV prevention and sexual health services they need.
• To execute this project, IHVN is seeking suitably qualified candidate to fill in the position of a Health Economist Research Assistant.
• Collating financial expenditures data from implementing partners to facilitate top-down costing.
• Collection of distribution site-level economic cost and other resource use data.
• Collection of HIVST distribution and other M&E/outputs data.
• Conducting facility/site observations & time and motion analysis.
• Conducting cost data entry into spreadsheets and models.
• Working with team leads to process and analyze cost data.
• Working with team leads to disseminate costing results including reports and publications.
• Performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
• Ensuring all aspects of work are in line with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
• Maintaining high-quality data collection and documentation standards.
• Health Economics, Economics or another Social Science Degree (Master’s Degree an added advantage)
• Current and valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice and Ethics is an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Experience working in a reproductive health research environment
• Demonstrated experience collecting economic cost data.
• Good knowledge of use of Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint;
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.
• Excellent organizational skills and good timekeeping.
• Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary research team environment.
• Knowledge and behaviors that support equality, diversity, and inclusive practice
• Promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice in all aspects of work undertaken.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
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