Research Officer - Global Fund
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Research Officer - Global Fund

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TEAM/PROGRAMME: Global Fund : Malaria Program     
LOCATION: Vector Borne Disease Research and Training Centre (VBDRTC), Hetauda
GRADE: 5    
POST TYPE: National/International Contract/short-term

Child Safeguarding Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invested over 29 million US dollars in 2012 to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.

The primary responsibility of the Research Officer will be to support VBDRTC and EDCD in collection, analysis and presentation of the data received at VBDRTC and from the districts 


Reports to: Microbiologist – Malaria/Global Fund

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 57 districts of Nepal and nationally in Bhutan with a current staff complement of approximately 300 staff and current expenditure of approximately $US 30 million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: 2


  • Collect and analyse the information of the findings for the samples received for PCR at VBDRTC.
  • Improving the availability and use of relevant and timely routine health information systems data on malaria cases and commodities.
  • Use of multiple methods to track malaria burden and transmission over time, including malaria incidence, population malaria parasite prevalence (captured using RDTs, microscopy, and PCR)
  • Ensure quality and timely collection, management, cleaning, and analysis of quantitative data received at VBDRTC.
  • Perform data quality assurance procedures to ensure that data is complete, accurate and can be relied upon for decision making. 
  • Support in micro stratification Survey, G6PD screening survey, Malariometric survey in coordination with the PMU unit at EDCD.
  • Support the teams at VBDRTC in conduction of basic and refresher malaria microscopy training and preparation of training report.
  • Provide information on the status of achievement of performance indicators for purposes of preparing the Progress Updates and Annual Reports of VBDRTC

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics or Public Health or related Social Science
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Experience with collection, management, analysis, and of routine health system data.
  • Proficiency using data analysis packages (SPSS), including capabilities in mapping data and spatial data analysis. Proficient in MS Office applications, statistical packages and knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently

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