3DE Research Associate

Full Time
Business Unit
Country Programs - Country Teams


Clinton Health Access Initiative

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.



Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE) is a pioneering approach to supporting Ministries active in the health sector with evidence-based decision-making by conducting rigorous evaluations in a demand-driven, rapid, and efficient way. 3DE seeks to generate reliable evidence that fills information gaps identified by Ministries and is subsequently used to catalyze implementation of cost-effective action, often in the form of policy formulation or program roll-out. The 3DE program is implemented under the leadership of the CHAI country office and supported by CHAI’s Applied Analytics Team (AAT), a global team that catalyzes rigorous analytics to improve health care delivery. 3DE was launched in 2012 in Zambia and Uganda, and began operating in Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 2015.


The 3DE program in Rwanda is seeking two Research Associates to support the implementation and dissemination of a diverse range of applied research projects taking place in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with strong scientific credentials, high-levels of analytical capability, and excellent writing and communication skills. The Research Associates will report to the Senior Evaluation Manager and will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. Each position will be offered on a 12-month contract basis with no expectation of renewal.



  • Support the preparation of research protocols, ethics review board applications, and data collection materials
  • Train and manage data collection team members
  • Lead field-based data collection activities
  • Support the process of data entry and cleaning
  • Support analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Support interpretation of evaluation results and creation of dissemination materials
  • Perform other tasks as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Post-graduate/Master’s degree preferred, particularly in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, public policy, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience; previous experience managing data collection staff and working in resource-limited settings is desirable
  • Demonstrated understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications
  • Familiarity with conducting statistical analyses using relevant software such as R or Stata
  • Previous experience managing technical aspects of health related research and evaluation projects
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously with a diverse group of team members and stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required; knowledge of Kinyarwanda is desirable

Rwandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply


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