Company: Harvard University
Posted on: June 22, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Fellowship
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Global Health and Population (GHP)
Professors Kevin Croke and Margaret Kruk are seeking a
highly-motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher with an
interest in inter-disciplinary quantitative research and maternal
and child health. The successful candidate will work on research
and activities to support the evaluation of Service Delivery Resign
for Maternal and Child Health in Kakamega County, and the Quality
Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST) Network.
The Service Delivery Redesign for Maternal Health evaluation:
Kakamega County in western Kenya (population 2 million) plans to
pilot a policy to address quality gaps in maternal and newborn care
through a policy called "Service Delivery Redesign for Maternal
Health." A team of researchers led by Prof. Kevin Croke will
leverage the phased rollout of the reform to assess the program's
effect on health outcomes, while also conducting a process
evaluation of SDR implementation.
The Quality Evidence for Health System Transformation (QuEST)
Network: QuEST is an initiative building from the work of the
Lancet Global Health Commission on High quality Health Systems. The
QuEST Network, coordinated at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public
Health, will work with country governments and global partners to
design and test future health system models and measures.
Overview of Role:
--- Contribute to the development and implementation of the SDR
o Developing survey tools and research protocols
o Supporting implementation of large scale household and facility
surveys, including through field visits (when possible) and remote
data quality support
o Liaising with implementing partners to ensure coordination
between implementation and research teams
o Drafting progress reports and grant applications
o Analyzing household and facility survey and administrative
o Drafting manuscripts for publication
--- Contribute to QuEST Network research initiatives
o Support the development, fielding and analysis of People's Voice
Survey and E-cohort survey tools
o Support country partners in data collection for Service Delivery
Redesign feasibility assessments
o Support data analysis, publication, translation and dissemination
activities for the above and related projects
o Promote effective and equitable research collaborations with
partners in the US and other countries through analytic support,
training, and mentorship as needed
The starting date is Spring 2022. The position is based in Boston.
The appointment is for a one-year period, with expected renewal for
up to 3 additional years based upon satisfactory performance.
Applicants should have a PhD/doctoral degree in public health,
epidemiology, public policy, economics, or an equivalent area.
Candidates should have the following:
--- Experience with maternal and child health policy in developing
--- Previous experience in working with government or NGO
counterparts on policy development or implementation
--- Advanced proficiency with statistical software (Stata or R)
--- Experience with survey design and implementation
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of
reference through the ARIES application system.
Administrative questions regarding this position can be sent to
Kaitlin Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Email email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
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