Akros Zambia
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Public Health Analyst

Role Overview

The Public Health Analyst will primarily support the National Public Health Institute’s Research Pillar but will also have opportunities to contribute to the efforts of our multi-disciplinary team and support various tasks across the other five strategic pillars. The role requires research, epidemics and surveillance knowledge, as well as proven data analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative). Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to learn new skills quickly and ability to work successfully in multidisciplinary teams are also required. We also value experience with proposal development, literature reviews, grant writing, data collection (primary and secondary data), scientific writing, and data management.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research evidence synthesis (including systematic reviews) in priority areas
  • Evaluate public health interventions
  • Analyze and review research and other public health data
  • Contribute to scientific publications and policy oriented documents
  • Promote the dissemination and uptake of research findings through knowledge translation platforms
  • Provide technical assistance to key users of analytical data where necessary
  • Facilitate housing of data and indicators in the data repository
  • Support surveillance, emergency preparedness, and other public health functions
  • Perform other functions as necessary

Skills and experience

  • Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • *Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related health or social sciences field
  • Experience conducting and synthesizing research, including systematic reviews*
  • Strong skills in quantitative/qualitative data management, including data collection, analysis, and summary/recommendations*
  • Experience writing about scientific subjects*
  • Research grant proposal writing experience
  • Knowledge management and translation experience, e.g. saving information in an intuitive, approachable format and/or writing accessible summaries or presentations to share information
  • Demonstrated database management skills
  • Familiarity with research ethics, surveillance and epidemic preparedness

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