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Ethiopian Health Education & Promotion Professional Association (EHEPA)

Ethiopian Health Education & Promotion Professional Association (EHEPA)


Position: Behavioral Health Research & Design Lab (BIRDLAB) Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Behavioral Health Sciences Research and Design Lab coordinator. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and management of our BIRD LAB. You will play a crucial role in supporting research projects, ensuring the smooth functioning of the lab, and fostering a collaborative and productive environment for our team of researchers.

Key Role and Responsibility:

Lab Operations Management:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the BIRDLAB and behavioral surveillance system including scheduling and organization of research activities.
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols and ethical guidelines in all research activities.
  • Develop and implement research protocols and procedures on Behavioral insight (BI).
  • Prepare behavioral insight tools/methodologies, identify entry points that can address the behavioral barriers and outline ideas for potential interventions.
  • Develop and implement site-specific procedures.

Research Support:

  • Assist researchers in setting up experiments and data collection, including participant recruitment, data entry, and data management.
  • Train data clerks on data collection best practices and software
  • Provide technical support for software used in data collection and analysis.
  • Collaborate with researchers to design and develop experimental research, surveys, and questionnaires.
  • Prepare Behavioral surveillance system (BSS) protocol, methodology, implementation guide, and measurement framework.
  • Lead the implementation and monitoring of the experiment
  • Prepare BSS protocol, methodology, implementation guide, and measurement framework.
  • Prepare measurement framework for monitoring of results
  • Conduct co-creation, prototyping, and testing as well as consultations with key stakeholders and target audience
  • Lead focus group discussions, and community dialogue, and organize any additional follow-up consultations where required to identify specific behavioral barriers.

Team Coordination and Training:

  • Train and supervise research assistants and other staff in BI, data collection techniques, and research ethics.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment, promoting effective communication and teamwork among team members.
  • Coordinate research activities and schedules to ensure timely completion of projects and adherence to deadlines.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Conduct data analysis using appropriate statistical software and methodologies
  • Conduct thematic analysis, program iteration, and report writing
  • Interpretate and present research findings, including preparing research reports, presentations and publications.
  • Ensure data quality and accuracy, including developing and implementing data validation procedures
  • Document the learning from the implemented behavioral insight projects' key findings and recommendations
  • Collaborate with other researchers and stakeholders to develop and implement research projects
  • Attend project meetings and provide updates on activities
  • Assist with other project-related tasks as needed.


  • Master's degree in Health Education and Health Promotion, behavioral sciences, Public Health, psychology, economics or any related field of study from a recognized university
  • Proven experience working in research preferably in the field of behavioral health science, psychology, sociology or economics.
  • Strong knowledge of research methodologies and statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity with experimental design, data collection tools, and software used in behavioral science research.
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as SPSS, R, and SAS.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and a commitment to maintaining high research standards.
  • Experience in managing research projects and training on Behavioral science is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of behavioral insights and behavioral economics.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Supportive and ethical
  • Pleasant and polite attitude always
  • Ability to act as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communicator at all levels
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and ability to withstand pressure

Salary: Negotiable

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Job Type: 6 months Contractual with possible extension

Employment Type: Full-time with frequent travel to the field.