Career Opportunity – Research Officer SOG/ST 6

To coordinate (under the supervision of the Director, Epidemiological Research and Analysis) research activities such as planning and implementing epidemiological studies and surveys, analysing data from surveys, and preparing reports and participating in the training of field investigators involved in survey implementation.



  • Completed research protocols/proposals
  • Investigators of surveys/studies trained
  • Data from studies entered and cleaned
  • Interim and final reports on research projects/studies
  • Responses to data requests
  • Monthly progress reports



  • Collaborates with the Director, Epidemiology Research and Analysis, in developing/designing research protocols and proposals
  • Assists with planning and implementing surveys and studies by:
    • Collecting and compiling background information required for surveys/studies
    • Pre-testing survey instruments and questionnaires
    • Collecting data by measuring and/or conducting interviews
  • Analyzes basic data from surveys, studies and projects by:
    • Compiling data
    • Coding and entering data for computer analysis
    • Tabulating data
  • Preparing data for report writing, including data tables and summarization
  • Designs and implements small scale surveys and studies and prepare reports
  • Conducts training of investigators of surveys/studies by:
    • Planning training programmes in consultation with the Director, Epidemiological Research and Analysis
    • Conducting sessions
    • Evaluating investigators
  • Supervises personnel involved in survey implementation and data entry by:
    • Instructing on survey administration techniques
    • Checking to verify accuracy of data
  • Participates in the preparation and presentation of research findings
  • Performs related duties such as preparing for conferences, seminars etc.
  • Responds to request for data/reports generated by the Health Promotion and Protection Division, Ministry of Health
  • The Ministry of Health may determine such other duties and responsibilities as from time to time.



Functional/Technical Competencies Levels
In-depth knowledge of research methods and techniques  
Sound knowledge of statistical techniques  
Knowledge of computer concepts and applications  


Core Competencies levels
Oral communication 2
Written communication 2
Good human relations skills 2
Highly developed analytical thinking 2
Good forecasting skills 2



  • A Bachelor Degree in a health-related science
  • At least three (3) years experience in conducting research in the health sector


Interested persons may apply in writing, accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to:

Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health
10A Chelsea Avenue
Kingston 10

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only