Basic Program Evaluation Assistant

Published by Jobstanzania on 4:58:00 pm

Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified candidate to fill the position below

Job Title: Basic Program Evaluation Assistant 
Reports to: Research Director
location:  Mbeya

Position Overview:
The walter Reed Program/Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research Intemational (WRP/HJFMRI) funded through the Department of Defense under PEPFAR works to support HIV/AIDS Prevention, testing, care and treatment services in the regions of Mbeya, Rukwa, Ruvuma and Katavi in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. As It implements these activities WRP/HJFMRI is evaluating their impact through Impact and Basic Program Evaluations. The aim is to establish a causal relationship between program arid impact by comparing actual impact to what would have happened in the absence of the program, the counterfactual scenario. With this in mind, WRP/HJFMRI seeks to fill the position of a Research Officer for its Basic Program evaluation studies

The candidate will work under the supervision of the research director to assist in carrying out different activities related to evaluations of different aspects of the program. This will include carrying out field visits to review and collect relevant data for program evaluations. Additionally, the candidate will conduct training in data collection, protocol activities, and other duties as assigned by the Research Director. He/she will be required to work closely with other teams in the program that include but are not limited to the M & E, Medical, Laboratory and Outreach Departments of the Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in design and development of protocols for Program evaluations.
  • These will include literature searches and the actual protocol compilation.
  • Data collection and analysis using EXCEL, SPSS and or STAT A and other relevant software as required.
  • Monthly report writing for different evaluations as required.
  • Training Personnel in the field on study/protocol procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Research Director.
  • The suitable candidate should:
  • Hold a minimum of Bachelors Degree in a related Field. A Masters
  • Degree is an added advantage.
  • Have Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation Principles, and Procedures.
  • Have experience in research and proposal writing.
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of data analysis packages like EXCEL, STATA and/or SPSS.
  • Have a dear understanding of' Ethical procedures in research and relevant documentation of the same.
  • Be conversant with the field of HIV Research.
  • Good mastery of written and spoken English
  • Other skills in Research are an added advantage.
Personal Skills:
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good coordination skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English
  • High degree of commitment
  • Results oriented i.e, with the ability to meet deadlines with competing priorities.
  • Willing to work independently in a multidisciplinary team.
How To Apply: 

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to:

Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box 6396,

or e-mailed to;  recruitment@wrp-t.org 

NOTE:  to be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE.

Deadline for submission of the application is 25th December , 2014. 

Those who do not meet the minimum requirements as detailed below should not submit applications.



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