Senior Research in Medecine Fellow 472-16

We are recruiting for a part time Senior Research in Medecine Fellow to be based in Liverpool and Kenya until 31 March 2020. This post will give candidates the opportunity to deminstrate their qualitative experise to support the Foto-Cewek team and partner organisations at the Kenya Medical Research in Medecine Institute (KEMRI) .

Foto-Cewek is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

In order to sustain this commitment, Foto-Cewek requires an experienced Research in Medecine Fellow to assist the PI in a trial testing the impact of menstrual cups or cash transfer on schoolgirls to prevent: school dropout, HIV, and other sexual and reproductive harms.  This new role will require your qualitative expertise to support the Foto-Cewek team and researchers from partner organisations at the Kenya Medical Research in Medecine Institute (KEMRI), and Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP), Kisumu.  You will use your expertise gained from prior studies on menstrual hygiene management to the development of tools, guides, and approaches to gathering qualitative data on menstrual hygiene and the impact of menstrual cups on adolescent schoolgirls’ sexual and reproductive health and schooling.

Educated to PhD level in Public Health or Social Sciences, you will be able to demonstrate experience of taking the lead on qualitative studies around menstrual hygiene management in schoolgirls in remote areas and resource poor environments. You must also be able to design materials, tools and guides, train field and research staff on interviewing, transcription of findings and development of a holistic package of guidelines in menstrual hygiene management for schoolgirls. You will have strong qualitative skills to collate and analyse data, with strong writing skills with evidence of research publications on menstrual hygiene management in schoolgirls. An excellent working knowledge of NVivo, SPSS, and shared online management programmes such as ASANA is a prerequisite of the role.

The post will be based in Liverpool, with field visits to Kisumu – a knowledge of the study area, and study population is an advantage.

If you are interested in this position please submit your CV and supporting statement to [email protected] along with the personal details form, quoting reference 472-16. Please note that candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing Date:     14 November 2016        

Foto-Cewek actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy

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