Research Assistant for a Study on Hospital Waste Management

Since 2009, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in cooperation with the KfW Development Bank, supports the Ministry of Health in the framework of the Programme “Strengthening Provincial Health Systems” in implementing the Vietnamese strategies for improving access of all population groups to high quality health services. The programme operates on several levels, advising provincial and district health authorities as well as hospital management teams in demand-oriented and cost-efficient planning and modern management methods. Targeted in-service training measures in selected preventive and curative services and the introduction of integrated quality management mechanisms all strengthen the capacities of healthcare personnel and improve the services provided by the health facilities. Experience at provincial level is fed into the national policy dialogue to drive the development of national guidelines and standards.

In the past the project, through a co-financing from the EU, supported the implementation of waste management with the focus on injection safety. Over the years hospital managers, nurses and technicians were trained as trainers of trainers (ToT) and knowledgeable waste managers and service providers. With the support from the ToTs service providers, patients and relatives could also be trained in hospital waste management to avoid harm to all people working in hospitals.

The GIZ Health Programme is recruiting an enthusiastic local student to support a team of two German students who will perform a study focusing on Hospital Waste Management in two partner provinces following GIZ’s programme interventions. This includes developing an appropriate methodology, data collection, data analysis and report writing.

In close cooperation with the German students and under the supervision of the technical advisors and managers of the project, the research assistant will assume the following responsibilities:

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist the team in all steps of the study implementation, including design of data collection tools, interviews with key stakeholders, data processing and report writing
  • Facilitate communication with local stakeholders, as well as identification and contacting of key informants / relevant experts
  • Translate / interpret Vietnamese – English and vice versa

Required qualifications:

  • Academic background in public health, health sciences, or social sciences
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research
  • Good analytical skills
  • Vietnamese native speaker and very good command of English
  • Good understanding of care related issues desirable
  • Very good command of MS-Office applications
  • Experience in working with international and/or development agencies is an asset

Duration and place of assignment: 1 st September until 31 st October 2016 (2 months), placed in Hanoi with travel to two selected provinces in Vietnam.

Applications including both a cover letter and CV in English, together with your scanned ID and student card should be sent to Ms Thu Thuy ([email protected]) and Mr Christian Strosing ([email protected]).

The deadline for application is: Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview shortly after on 25.8.2016.

A service contract will be granted to the successful student. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Tue, 2016-08-23