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Research Associate - Global Health Evaluation

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI) is an enabling platform for global health activities across the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre. The Institute aims to address current and emerging health challenges across ASEAN member states and in other Asian countries. Working in collaboration with partners, the Institute seeks to tackle prevalent health challenges, strengthen health systems and better insulate countries from pandemics and disease threats.

We are recruiting a Research Associate to support the efforts of its Global Health Evaluation programme. The successful candidate will primarily support outcome and impact evaluation of the programmes run by SDGHI and SingHealth’s International Collaboration Office, working with local and regional stakeholders to advise and contribute to the development of evaluation plans for these programmes.

You will synthesise analysis of regional healthcare landscape and published literature to inform stakeholders in the planning and delivery of global health programmes Your work will also include conducting programme evaluation and performing statistical analysis required for outcomes evaluation and present findings to the stakeholders. You will contribute to the preparation of funding proposals, reports, and scientific manuscripts.

As part of your role, you will offer technical guidance and support to department staff on analytics and programme evaluation. You will also support development of in-house training workshops for staff.

Your broad responsibilities in supporting the impact assessment of projects to improve patient care and service may include:

  • Ensuring the success of impact assessment of projects, in conjunction/consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating project performance against set targets, and propose action plans to improve organisation results, if necessary.
  • Supporting and conducting data mining/data collection activities (e.g. via qualitative interviews), define new data collection and analysis processes, statistical analysis to identify potential areas of improvement, quantify impact assessment, track execution of project initiatives, and effective monitoring of the impact of initiatives.
  • Proposing study protocol and data evaluation strategies, as well as performing detailed analysis and identifying and communicating data-driven trends, patterns and insights to guide project stakeholders in their decision making. 
  • Assist and support project leads in identification of potential journals or research publications and the scoping and drafting of the abstract in accordance to the required specifications, including seeking expert opinions and guidance from various SingHealth entities / departments. 
  • Designing new initiatives that are data driven to improve patient care and staff experience. 
  • Supporting division and department in evidence-based strategy formulation, execution of strategic plans and communication of projects to stakeholders.
  • Driving / supporting the department’s planning processes and ensuring an effective planning framework which addresses the division’s, department’s and organisation’s priorities.
  • Supporting secretariat functions at division, department, senior management and any other assigned meetings.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Masters degree in Public Health, Applied Research, Clinical Research or MD/MBBS with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Applications and  analysis software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, NVivo, Tableau) 
  • At least two years of prior working experience in conducting health services/global health research.
  • Prior experience in conducting programme evaluation would be advantageous.
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and manage multiple stakeholders in cross cultural settings.
  • Shows initiative and is able to work both independently and in a team
  • Maintain a continuous improvement mindset to seek out opportunities for enhancements to quality, productivity and/or patient safety and care

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.