Research Co-ordinator – Addis Ababa University/ College of Health Science Vacancy Announcement


Research Co-ordinator – Addis Ababa University/ College of Health Science Vacancy Announcement, March 14 2024



Organization: Addis Ababa University/ College of Health Science

Position: Research Co-ordinator

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: March 14 2024

Deadline: March 23, 2024




Job Description



The Department of Psychiatry at Addis Ababa University has a distinguished history of mental health research. We are currently looking to hire aResearchCo-ordinatorfor a project that Studies the Contexts of recent Onset Psychoses in Ethiopia to improve outcomes (SCOPE). The aim of the SCOPE programme is to produce high quality, contextual evidence on psychosis in Ethiopia and use this to design innovations in detection and first-contact treatment to improve the lives of people living with psychosis in Ethiopia and similar settings.

The Role of the Research Co-ordinator

The successful applicant will be responsible for co-ordinating research activities linked to the SCOPE project

Principal responsibilities:

  • Work closely with project investigators and under direction of the project co-ordinator to plan and co-ordinate study activities.
  • Prepare for field activities, including planning staff activities, utilisation of cars and financial resources.
  • At least weekly field trips, with potential for longer periods in the field as needed.
  • Line management of research assistants, field co-ordinators, data collectors and other field staff.
  • Work closely with the data manager to ensure implementation of all standardised operating procedures for quality data collection and management.
  • Liaise with local stakeholders to support engagement in the studies.
  • Conduct qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Clean and analyse quantitative data.
  • Lead the drafting of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Involvement in research dissemination activities.
  • Additional tasks as directed by the Head of the Center or study investigators.
No. required One
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary and benefits Negotiable
Terms of employment Full-time, 2 years post subject to six monthly contract renewal
Reports to Principal Investigator, SCOPE project


Terms and conditions

  • Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Hours of Work: Are governed by the laws of Ethiopia. However, the nature of the work is such that it might require working overtime and weekends, with due financial compensation.
  • Holidays: Are governed by the rules of Addis Ababa University for project workers.
  • Length of Contract: This is a 3 year post subject to six monthly contract renewal.
  • Probationary Period and Notice Period: There is a three-month probationary period for this role. The notice period is one month.

Job Requirements



  • MSc in health-related or social science-related field, with thesis.
  • At least 2 years of experience working at least at the level of a research assistant or above.
  • Knowledge of health research essential.
  • Experience working in the area of mental health is an advantage.
  • Experience working in community-based studies an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel to the field and stay in the field, as needed, is essential.
  • Experience in working with international collaborators.
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis.
  • Strong computer program literacy and knowledge.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.

Personal attributes

  • Well organised.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with others, including international collaborators
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

How to Apply


Application should be submitted with a short CV (maximum length 4 pages), a covering letter (maximum 2 pages), Master’s degree of the listed-on Requirements, and work experience to the Human Resources Department of the College of Health Sciences (Addis Ababa University): HR Department, The Human Resources Office, 1st Floor, College of Health Sciences Building, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Or you can submit all the required documents online to the following email address: .The covering letter should describe how you meet the requirements for the position and why you want the job.

The recruitment will involve a written exam and interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is within 7 work days from the post, until 5:00pm



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