Research Program Manager - 113188
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#113188 Research Program ManagerExtended Review Date: Tue 1/25/2022
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Within the Department of Medicine at UCSD, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and evidence-based intervention development and evaluation of programs related to gender inequities, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health (adolescent and unintended pregnancy, family planning, HIV/STI, healthy birth spacing). The team of social science and epidemiology researchers assembled by GEH includes leading figures in measurement and rigorous evaluation of sustainable programs working with girls, young women, their male partners and their families to understand and change gender-based behaviors and social norms that compromise health and safety. GEH epidemiologic and evaluation research is currently being undertaken in South Asia, west and east sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States. This research is supported by a diverse portfolio of public and private funders, conducted in conjunction with international NGOs, and includes engagement with local and national governments.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Project Manager is responsible for the management of research projects focused on scale-up, monitoring and evaluation, and networking and capacity building (professional learning networks). Current projects cover the topics of social and gender norms, very young adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and violence against children. Projects are based in West, Central, and East Africa. This position is responsible for the management of research projects from GEH’s San Diego office. The incumbent will maintain ongoing direct communication with PI(s), co-investigators, multi-country research partners, and donors to ensure adherence to research protocols, quality of data, and coordination and communication between partners. They will be responsible for monitoring project deliverables and study implementation. They will participate as a contributor to grant writing and development, data-collection tool development, data collector training, monitoring & evaluation, data management and analyses, manuscript development, and study protocol development and planning. This position may require local, national and/or international for conferences and to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination.
Strong theoretical knowledge of Public Health and/or Social and Behavioral sciences with special interest or experience in gender-based violence, gender equity, sexual and reproductive health, scale-up or social and gender norms..
Experience or similar skills in writing, proofreading, editing publications for scientific journals.
Knowledge and experience with data collection activities. Knowledge of the design and implementation of data collection procedures and protocols and the collection, entry, management, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
Experience with a variety of research methodologies including desk reviews, key informant interviews, and case studies.
Experience maintaining regular project communications and facilitating frequent meetings with partner staff.
Experience writing for social-behavioral research including study progress reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, funder reports, grey literature, etc.
Ability to research information via formal and informal literature reviews and analyze data from multi-media sources to arrive at valid conclusions.
Experience with routine project management processes such as managing contractual agreements with partners (subawards and consultants), tracking payment invoices, managing reporting to funders, monitoring study budgets and project deliverables and deadlines.
Extensive computer experience including expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Strong project management and problem-solving skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
Demonstrated experience researching, gathering, organizing information to produce presentations, reports, graphics, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate, track, and analyze required data.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship with a wide variety of people, using tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, and flexibility.
Experience working with partners/projects or other relevant efforts in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly, with tact and diplomacy, both orally and in writing.
- Master's degree in related area (public health, global health, anthropology, sociology, psychology) and/or equivalent experience/training and three (3) years of relevant experience.
- Working proficiency (oral, written, translation) in French would be beneficial in this position.
- Experience using statistical software applications such as SPSS, SAS, R, ATLAS.ti.
- Experience in conducting moderate to complex quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
- Experience with developing and submitting protocols to human subjects and Institutional Review Boards.
- Experience with monitoring staffing levels, recruitment, training, and onboarding procedures.
- Experience or similar skills in grant writing, development, management, and submission.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be located in San Diego or willing to relocate to San Diego after remote work safety measures for COVID-19 are lifted.
- Ability to coordinate/participate in calls outside of normal working hours/multiple time zones, as needed, due to international collaborations.
- Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule, outside of standard working hours including evenings and weekends when required.
- Must be willing and able to travel and currently have or be able to obtain a passport within three months.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!
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