The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) seeks an energetic and experienced Researcher to collaborate on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant titled, “Leveraging Existing Food Distribution Networks to Disseminate Knowledge of & Build Community Demand for Local Immunization Services.”
The project will seek to leverage existing food distribution networks to disseminate information to caregivers on the importance of immunization, when to seek vaccination services, and where and how to access local vaccination services. With guidance from local and national stakeholders, setting-appropriate informational materials will be developed to reach both literate and illiterate populations and will be disseminated through the same means in which food products are distributed, for instance on food packaging labels, produce and seafood wrappings, food/water carrying tools, and transaction receipts. The project will take place in several locations in Uganda between January 2020 and March 2021.
The position is part-time with a desired start date of November 2019.
CDDEP is a non-profit public health research organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, India. Its mission is “to produce independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and well-being of human populations in the United States and around the world.” Research is divided across four areas: disease dynamics and behavior, disease dynamics and information structure, delivery of new technologies for disease control, and innovative financing. More information about CDDEP can be found at www.cddep.org.
- Support all aspects of program planning, design, and implementation
- Identify and liaise with relevant local and international stakeholders
- Oversee on-site data collection and assist with program monitoring and evaluation
- Support dissemination and publication of research findings
- Strong expertise and experience in vaccine delivery, social and behavior change, program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
- Familiarity with Uganda Ministry of Health or local Ugandan food distribution networks a plus
- Experience working in health facilities across Uganda
- Relevant baccalaureate degree with 10+ years of experience or advanced degree with 4+ years of experience in health sciences, public health, social and behavioral sciences, or a relevant field
- Fluency in English and Luganda required. Proficiency in Swahili and/or other indigenous Ugandan language(s) a bonus.
Qualified candidates should send their CV or resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and three (3) professional references by email to [email protected].
CDDEP is an equal opportunity employer.