Research and Knowledge Management Coordinator
Position Title: Research and Knowledge Management Coordinator
Tulane LLC seeks a highly qualified and team oriented individual to coordinate research and Knowledge Management activities under the Rwanda Health System Support Activity (RHSSA), a USAID project intended to strengthen Rwanda’s health sector.
This position will provide technical and administrative support to the district research incentives program of the RHSSA. This position will be based in Kigali in the offices of the RHSSA. S/he will work closely with the DG of RBC and MOH Research and Capacity Building coordinator (under MOH DG/Planning) to develop and support this new initiative.
Job duties include:
1. Managing the district health systems research grants program, including:
- Coordinate with numerous donors to ensure funding of district/SPH/RBC research proposals
- Coordinate the development of a strategic district research agenda
- Develop and maintain a data base of research projects (including milestones)
- Ensure that district researchers are adequately supported technically and administratively
2. Coordinating MOH support to the small grants research program by providing secretariat support for the small grants program: ensuring RFP’s are issued in a timely fashion, mentors are identified and contracted to support research projects, organizing and following up on proposal review, assisting researchers to present and publish findings and results
3. Working with the MOH and RBC to organize an annual district research conference where selected study results are presented and short seminars are organized for capacity building (e.g. research methods, writing policy briefs, etc.)
4. Coordinating all district research activities with RHSSA, the UR and Tulane Schools of Public Health and with funding institutions.
5. Support the development and implementation of a research capacity monitoring and evaluation system.
6. Helping to design and build MOH/RBC capacity to manage the Knowledge Management platforms for research, M&E and for the technical working groups, to helpdisseminate research/evaluation findings, share research and evaluation related resourcesand foster horizontal learning across districts.
- ABachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Master’s Degree in Public Health or related social science/economics field
- Demonstrated experience conducting health-related evaluations or studies (preferably at sub-national level)
- Excellent spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda (French is also desirable)
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel), internet survey software, statistical software and experience using social networking tools such as Skype, Facebook and internet blogs is desirable.
- Excellent organizational and coordination skills for planning meetings, workshops and managing the research incentive fund work plan and calendar.
How to apply:
Applications should include an updated resume, a writing sample (report written by the applicant in English), and a cover letter in English that describes why the candidate is a good fit for the job as well as what questions the candidate has about the job. Letters should be addressed to