Jhpiego Job Vacancy: MCSP Banten II Study Research Advisor, Indonesian

Job Opening Jhpiego

June 2017

Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, builds global and local partnerships to enhance the quality of health care services for women and families around the world. Jhpiego is a global leader in the creation of innovative approaches to develop human resources for better health service. We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the positions mentioned :
MCSP Banten II Study Research Advisor

Location: Jakarta

Overview: The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation. In Indonesia, MCSP is working with the Government of Indonesia and other partners to identify the major determinants of maternal and newborn mortality. MCSP is currently working with University of Indonesia on two studies: one to accurately capture the maternal mortality rate in three districts of Banten province, and one to accurately capture the newborn mortality rate in two sub-districts. MCSP will provide support to UI throughout the duration of study planning, implementation, data analysis, and write-up. The Research Advisor will support the Research and Evaluation Director and other MCSP staff in activities related to the implementation and analysis of the Banten II Study in collaboration with UI.

MCSP seeks an experienced Research Advisor to support the development and implementation of these two research study protocols. The Research Advisor will report to the Principle Investigator and will work closely with the study team throughout the duration of both studies. The Research Advisor will be responsible for overall coordination and management of the research studies, and will act as a liaison, both to the University of Indonesia study team and the MCSP headquarters team. As such, the Research Advisor will participate in regular calls and will be able to provide updates on study progress and troubleshoot study challenges. The research advisor will provide oversight of data collection and will actively participate in data analysis, in coordination with University of Indonesia.


  • Assist with maternal and neonatal mortality data analysis
  • Maintain organized record of IRB documents
  • Assist with review and finalization of tools and instruments
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with contacts at University of Indonesia
  • Assist with field visits to supervise data collection and provide data quality checks
  • Observe data collection to determine feasibility and sensitivity of chosen methodology
  • Develop tools and support adaptation of research methodology for neonatal study
  • Assist MCSP team with maintaining high quality research and standards
  • Review and troubleshoot data collection procedures throughout the period of data collection, as needed
  • Assist with development of standard operating procedures, field manuals and training materials
  • Participate in trainings, as needed
  • Communicate with MCSP headquarters to provide updates on study progress

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, with concentration in Epidemiology
  • 5-10 years’ experience conducting research
  • Excellent data analysis skills, with demonstrated knowledge of STATA and/or SPSS
  • Previous experience with study design, developing tools, and preparing and implementing IRB protocols
  • Exemplary oral and written Bahasa Indonesia and English communications skills required
  • Ability to balance priorities and deadlines to ensure study goals are met

Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

Vacancy will be closed two weeks of this advertisement

Email address  : IndonesiaHumanResources@jhpiego.org

Please e-mail cover letter, CV, and indicate the position of interest in the subject of your email.