• Assistant Program Officer-Research

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.


    CHAI India is working with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) towards an ambitious vision of a TB Free Chennai. Under this vision, the Corporation aims to develop a comprehensive service delivery model for rapidly achieving increased case detection and reduced TB mortality. The Corporation's vision will be realized through the support and collaboration of several donors and partners providing technical and implementing support. CHAI has seconded a Technical Support Group (TSG) to the Corporation to support strategy development and implementation as well as overall consortium coordination. CHAI is also engaged in conducting primary research on drivers of patient and provider behavior, to generate insights that will support the implementation of the TB Free Chennai Initiative.


    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials for the role of Assistant Program Officer, Research. S/He will work under the guidance of the Program Manager; work closely with other key strategic partners to support the behavior research activities, which are fundamental to successfully improving the design of the TB Free Chennai Initiative; and lead pilot initiatives based on the insights generated. 


    • Manage the relationship with the third party data collection agency;
    • Support the development of standard operating procedures for the household survey;
    • Supervise data collection, ensuring adherence to the SOPs for the listing and follow-up visit procedures;
    • Assist the development of data collection management and analysis tools and templates, including survey tools, observation tools, interview tools, and databases;
    • Conduct backchecks and spotchecks to ensure data quality (unannounced observation of 5-10 enumerators per week); and,
    • Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as statistics, economics, epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation;
    • 3-5 years of professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public sector and/or private sector;
    • Experience leading field work for large scale household surveys;
    • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to detail and fluency in Microsoft Excel;
    • Strong command of English and Tamil is required


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