Society for Family Health (SFH) Zambia
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Research Manager

Society for Family Health is recruiting for the position of Research Manager, to be based at Head Office in Lusaka. The Research Manager will coordinate research and monitoring activities as well as provide information needed to design and implement programs and evaluate their impact.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing SIFPO Research Plan and budgets.
  • Lead the development of data collection tools
  • Lead IRB submission and mange IRB reporting in collaboration with the PI
  • Facilitate the development of catalytic intervention for EC based on the baseline findings.
  • Coordination of surveys and evaluation activities working with SFH, local research organisations or Universities and PSI/Regional.
  • Monitor and evaluate activities to provide information needed to design and implement social marketing programs focussing on the EC provision in selected facilities
  • Conduct baseline and end-line quantitative KAP study on EC provision
  • Facilitating communications among SFH, Local Research Organizations, various stakeholders and PSI/Regional.
  • Preparation of reports of completed projects for publication in technical journals for presentation to stakeholders or for use in further applied or theoretical research activities.
  • Oversee the SIPO2 Emergency Contraceptive study
  • Prepare SIFPO donor and research reports.
  • Act as the focal point person for the SIFPO donor
  • Coordinate planned dissemination of research findings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Demography/Populations Studies, Statistics, Epidemiology/Public Health or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience with quantitative survey and qualitative research techniques including research design,
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with management, field work and preparing research budgets.
  • Experience in operational research, design of data collection tools, strong data management and statistical analysis skills.
  • Experience in statistical software for data analysis, database development and maintenance, data storage and file manipulation.
  • Experience with computer software for data entry and analysis, including STATA, NVivo, EpiInfo and SPSS.
  • Competency in word processing and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel).
  • Experience project management
  • Experience in management of USAID funded project
  • Experience in analysing qualitative data
  • Other skills and attributes
  • Self-motivated with ability to initiate projects, set goals, make decisions, and effectively solve problems
  • Excellent inter- personal skills and high-level of integrity
  • Strong communication skills in oral and written English
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Analytical and Interpretive skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Personal Attributes
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Firm and fair
  • Integrity
  • Dedicated

How to Apply

Please email application and cv to:

The Manager -Human Resources,

Society for Family Health,

549, Ituna Road,

PO Box 50770,


Application deadline
28 Jun
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