[DevJobsIndo] Job Opening October 2015

Research Manager
Location : Jakarta Office


Jhpiego Indonesia program is currently working on three large research
projects.  The immediate postpartum
implant (IPPI) study, the EMAS Observational Study and SMS Bunda. 


The IPPI study, with oversight from Jhpiego Baltimore, is researching
the acceptability and feasibility of postpartum implants and IUDs as an
immediate PPFP option in Indonesia. 
Project activities
will be carried out to support the study: strengthening of the quality PPFP
counseling and services, and expansion of method choice during antenatal and
early labor, as well as pre-discharge periods. The primary research questions

  • Is
    there demand for PPFP, and does access to IPPI increase that demand?

    Specifically, when counseled on appropriate methods, what proportion of
    pregnant/postpartum women choose a FP method during antenatal care (ANC) or
    early labor, and, of those, what proportion choose IPPI and have contraceptive
    implants inserted in the immediate postpartum period (prior to discharge)? [Acceptability]
    health care facilities able to provide, to standard, high-quality IPPI services
    as an immediate PPFP option?
    Specifically, what
    proportion of postpartum women opting for a PPFP method are provided with that
    method and, of those, what proportion receive implants, according to standard,
    prior to discharge from the health facility? [Feasibility]
    EMAS Observational study evaluate the quality of
    maternal health services during childbirth in EMAS and non-EMAS facilities (control
    SMS Bunda: evaluate the
    effectiveness of the SMS Bunda program (mobile messaging services) in changing
    the knowledge of danger signs during the antenatal, postnatal and newborn
    periods among women who are pregnant or who have recently delivered.  The secondary aim is to understand if
    care-seeking practices for antenatal, postnatal and newborn complications have
    changed among women who have enrolled in the program compared to those who are
    not enrolled. 



IPPI study:

  • Develop
    and implement the program monitoring plan
  • Working
    with DCO and research team from University of Indonesia, coordinate data
  • Coordinate
    training of data collectors in coordination with University of Indonesia and
    Jhpiego Baltimore
  • Provide
    direct oversight in monitoring the study
  • Research

    Manager will report to Monitoring and Evaluation Director while working in
    close collaboration with the Jhpiego Techincal Director

  • Coordinate
    with My Choice Program
    and finance matters
  • Liaise closely with the Sr. MER advisor at home office to ensure
    the integrity of the study

  • Coordinate with the University of Indonesia Department of OB/GYN and his
    research assistant and Jhpiego team to organize weekly updates

SMS Bunda and EMAS Evaluation:

  • Provide
    support to the Jhpiego/Indonesia Director of Research & Evaluation
    with managing implementation of the SMSBunda and EMAS evaluations.

  • Serve as a Liaison between
    Jhpiego evaluation staff and companies/individuals contracted to conduct
    evaluation activities.
  • Provide oversight for the
    timely submission of implementing partner deliverables, including progress
    reports, data collection instruments, etc. 
  • Coordinate and plan for
    routine weekly meetings between Jhpiego and implementing partners Conduct field
    visits as needed to ensure that evaluation activities are consistent with field
    guide and protocol specifications Provide administrative support for the
    evaluation by taking meeting notes and coordinating & reporting on
    follow-up activities



  • Bachelor’s
    degree in science or health

  • Minimum
    3-5 years’ experience in related field and or research management

  • Ability
    to ensure adherence ethical principles regarding research

  • Fluent in spoken and written
    English and Bahasa

  • Experience with Microsoft
    Office including Excel and Word

  • Strong
    ability to work and communicate within a team

  • Ability
    to work independently and to exercise independent judgment

Please e-mail

cover letter, CV, and indicate the position of interest in the subject of your

Email address  :
[email protected]

will be closed two weeks of this advertisement

short-listed applicants will be contacted



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