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Digital Health Project Coordinator: Biomedical Research and Training Institute Deadline: 20 May 2022

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Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Digital Health Project Coordinator: Biomedical Research and Training Institute

Deadline: 20 May 2022

Duration: 1 year

Location where study activities will be conducted: BRTI offices and Chitungwiza study sites

Position summary

Y-Check, a new study at BRTI, will implement and evaluate the feasibility of health check-ups in adolescents. The Digital Health Project Co-ordinator will manage the development, implementation and evaluation of the Y-Check digital components. The responsibilities include systems design in collaboration with project leads and programming experts. Systems will include custom ODK/android-based tools/apps for Y-Check data input, client health-related screening apps and other electronic applications to facilitate real time management and evaluation of the Y-Check intervention. The coordinator will work within an interdisciplinary team environment within BRTI and the global Y-Check project team

Job Description

To work closely with the Principal Investigator, co-Investigators, and Y-Check senior staff (Project coordinator, Social Scientist, etc), to define and manage Y-Check digital activities, and to provide regular reports on progress to funders, collaborators and regulatory authorities; To lead the day-to-day running of the Y-Check digital work package, ensuring compliance with good practice in relation to the conduct of research, the ethics policy and other relevant BRTI policies; To lead and report on Y-Check digital intervention development activities including design workshops and a pilot study; To engage with stakeholders and service providers to develop detailed SOPs for the use of the Y-Check digital interventions in schools, health facilities / service providers, and the community, as required; To co-lead with the Y-Check study coordinator the implementation of the Y-Check digital components including the training, supervision and management of the Y-Check field teams, procurement of equipment and supplies, logistics, and documentation; To provide technical support to the Y-Check teams in Tanzania and Ghana as they develop and implement their Y-Check digital work packages; To advise on the management and editing of data and their preparation for statistical analysis; To contribute to peer-reviewed publications, including as lead author.


Essential criteria

A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (public health, psychology, digital health, computer science); At least 2 years’ experience working with computer systems, digital applications, and / or data management; At least 2 years’ experience working in public health or health research; Excellent spoken and written English and Shona; Availability to make occasional short trips (up to 2 weeks) outside of Zimbabwe as required; Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet deadlines; Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Experience in project management including management of resources; Evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management.

Desirable criteria

Experience of supervising and supporting junior staff; Practical experience in engagement with different stakeholders including government ministries, local authority, service providers, community members, parents / guardians, and young people; Programming skills in a relevant language e.g Python; Experience working in the area of adolescent health; Clinical training; Contributions to written research output, preferably peer-reviewed; Experience in contributing to research grant applications.

To apply

To apply

Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter by 20 May 2022 to email Please specify in the email header the job description you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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