Statistician (MSC)

Fixed-Term Contract

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organisation that specialises in population health research and programming, including on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. CeSHHAR has an extensive national, regional, and international academic and community partnership network. CeSHHAR has a diverse range of funders which include the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States NIH, UK Medical Research Council, Templeton World Charity Foundation, USAID, Global Fund for AIDS TB and Malaria, UNICEF and UNFPA. We partner very closely with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Childcare and international and regional centres of research excellence to evaluate national programmes and determine the impact, uptake, and cost effectiveness of novel reproductive health interventions.

Reporting to the Director – Climate and Health, The Statistician will be responsible for Interpreting statistical models and numerical data, maintain databases using statistical software programs, such as SPSS, and Stata. Perform statistical tests to determine the reliability and soundness of results and Present statistical findings to the principal investigator and Executive Director reports that include study summaries, charts, tables and graphs. Key responsibilities include: –

• Data interpretation: Interpreting findings and communicate them to Principal investigator and Executive director.
• Database Maintaining: Create and maintain databases using statistical software programs, such as SPSS, SAS or Stata
• Data Integrity: Ensure data integrity by performing rigorous cleaning, error checking and validation
• Data Analysis and Reporting: Continuously review and analyse collected data throughout the project. Draft periodic summaries of findings and progress reports to keep stakeholders informed. Looking at the trends and relationships and applying statistical methodology to complex data.
• Statistical tests: Analyse data using statistical techniques, formulas and calculations and perform statistical tests to determine the reliability and soundness of results
• Presentations- Present statistical findings to Principal Investigator and Executive director in reports that include executive summaries, charts, tables and graphs
• Academic Contributions:
• Assist in providing inputs and play an active role in manuscript development, ensuring quality and coherence with research findings.
• Additional Responsibilities: Execute any other duties as directed by the Research Manager or Research Director.

Qualifications and Experience

MSc is highly desirable. At least 3 years’ experience working as a Statistician. Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team. Solid understanding of methods, software, and other tools used by Statistician to support decision-making to ensure. Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SAS) and Microsoft Office suite. Self-motivated and good leadership skills. Excellent communication skills .Ability to work with people from different backgrounds

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CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

The successful candidate will undergo relevant background checks and will be required to commit in writing to comply with the CeSHHAR Zimbabwe safeguarding guidelines.

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