[TimorLesteStudies] Position Available: Data Specialist,
East Timor Health Care Seeking Behaviour Study
D.Traynor at unsw.edu.au
Thu Apr 17 14:10:10 EST 2008
UNSW Global Pty Limited/School of Public Health & Community Medicine
6-7 months with minimum 4 months in East Timor
Data Specialist, East Timor Health Care Seeking Behaviour Study (HCSBS)
funded by AusAID
We are looking for a person with a strong focus on qualitative components,
but also able to contribute to quantitative elements of this research study
over the next 6-7 months in 2008 (minimum of 4 months on the ground in East
The role will entail working with the Project Coordinator, and with the
identified East Timor Research Organisation (ETRO) and the National
Statistics Directorate to maintain coherence of the study, train staff and
oversee, in particular, the qualitative components of the study.
Position Title: Data Specialist
Location: East Timor HCSBS office, Dili and Australia
• Scientific direction of the study, together with the Project
• Supervision of the data collection, analysis and report writing.
• Capacity building of the ETRO in research skills.
• Enhance the value of the study and its findings for the further
development of the health care system in East Timor.
• Tertiary qualifications, preferably in either public health and/or
the social/behavioural sciences, which include qualitative and quantitative
• Demonstrated experience undertaking and analysing qualitative and
quantitative research in the health and/or social/behavioural sciences.
• Demonstrated experience in the conduct of population based research and
the collection and analysis of interview based data.
• Demonstrated experience in the preparation of research reports to a
• Experience in training staff, including for data collection, and data
• Experience in research in a developing country context.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative survey methods and
• Excellent writing skills.
• Good communication (including interpersonal) skills.
• Capacity and willingness to train and support staff.
• Sensitivity to working with communities in developing countries.
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
• Capacity and willingness to work in an environment of high workload and
intense time constraints.
• Ability to work in a tropical environment with limited resources.
• Willingness to travel to and spend time in remote areas of East Timor.
• Willingness and ability to adapt to logistical inconveniences
Language Skills: Essential – excellent oral and written English
Desirable – Tetun, Bahasa Indonesia and/or Portuguese
Further information: Dr Ilse Blignault i.blignault at unsw.edu.au 02 9385
Prof Anthony Zwi a.zwi at unsw.edu.au 02 9385 2445
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