Bio-Statistician (SOG/ST 6)

Organisation
Ministry of Health, Jamaica
Reference
VAC-33650
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Healthcare & Medical, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
14/02/2020
Expiry Date
05/03/2020
Under the general direction of the Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, the incumbent is responsible for conducting bio-statistical analyses of epidemiological data collected from field surveys conducted island-wide.
 

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Research studies commissioned and research activities coordinated.
  • Research data analysed, guides prepared, scientific papers produced and disseminated.
  • Data for the planning and evaluation of monitoring and evaluation activities prepared and disseminated to relevant stakeholders.
  • In-service training programmes for staff in the use of research methodology designed and conducted.
  • Surveys to evaluate health services, programmes and clinical practices designed and conducted.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Provides technical advice concerning monitoring and evaluation information systems and conducts the statistical analysis of data.
  • Provides advice concerning research methodology and statistical analysis of data sets
  • Conducts training in bio-statistics, data analysis and research methodology
  • Collaborates with the national and international agencies involved in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Evaluates the quality of data sets and advises on how the data may be improved.
  • Designs and reviews instruments used for the collection of data for monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Job is satisfactorily performed when:

  • Stipulated deadlines are consistently achieved
  • Confidentiality of information obtained on the job is preserved
  • Accuracy of data is maintained
  • Objectives are achieved

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Functional/Technical Competencies
  • Sound Knowledge of the bio statistical techniques and quantitative analysis including multivariate analysis  
  • Ability to work with details  
  • Familiarity with use of computer programmes for statistical analysis  
  • In-depth knowledge of research methodology.  
  • Ability to analyse and interpret statistical data
 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Masters Degree in Bio Statistics, Epidemiology or Biochemistry
  • Five (5) years experience in Bio Medical or Statistical Analysis
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB

  • Typical working environment, no adverse working conditions

 

AUTHORITY

  • To review and recommend changes to research protocols
 
 
Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only.
 
 

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