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Manager Research and Exams Cell

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About French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) was founded in 2006 is a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of Afghanistan & France, a French NGO – La Chaine de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans and the Aga Khan Development Network through the Aga Khan University Hospital. FMIC embodies a sign of hope for the medical care of children in Kabul. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan. It is the first ISO certified hospital in Afghanistan, aiming to provide compassionate, accessible, cost-effective, high quality care services to the population of Afghanistan. Currently the hospital provides 94-bedded inpatient care for Children and adults, including 16 beds for paediatric intensive care, four operation theatres, a department of radiology which includes CT-Scan and MRI capabilities, a state-of-the-art laboratory, a 24 hour pharmacy service and outpatient services for the adult population in medical and surgical specialties. FMIC now offers 17 bed adult cardiac care with a state of art cardiac catheterization laboratory. This year FMIC will also offer 52 new beds for maternal care and a 14 bed neonatal intensive care unit.

FMIC also runs a Postgraduate Medical Education and is considered a training hub for healthcare professionals. Through its eHealth programme, FMIC offers telemedicine and eLearning services to hospitals in Bamyan, Badakshan and Kandahar in Afghanistan and Khorog in Tajikistan.

FMIC is working towards expansion of its health services towards establishing a comprehensive 400 bed Academic Medical Complex in Kabul, which will serve not only the Afghan population but Central Asia as well, as a medical Center of excellence.

Job Summary

This post is primarily to develop and support research capacity and programme, bring research funding, assist faculty and residents/students in developing their research skills including research proposals, protocols and synopses and theses development and teaching research methodology, epidemiology and biostatistics, research proposal development, manuscript writing and presentation skills. The post holder will be an innovative researcher with a strong record of getting research funding and quality publications in peer reviewed journals. Additionally s/he will design the processes and formats and oversee to promote assessments, evaluations and formal examinations (including entrance test) for postgraduate medical residents and will ensure validity and reliability in all the assessments and evaluation.

Job Details

Date Posted: 22 Feb 2018 Reference: FMIC/HR/126
Closing Date: 20 Mar 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

o Develop research and related policies, guidelines, framework and agenda and work towards promoting the research culture, relevant to the epidemiology and needs of Afghanistan, sensitive to the cultural and religious values, thought patterns and experiences
o Work towards establishing a Research Support Unit, including the data management capacity at FMIC.
o Promote basic, clinical and public health and operational research in nursing and medicine at FMIC.
o Work closely with faculty, residents and other staff to help them in all research related activities, including developing research proposals, protocols, thesis etc.
o Develop linkages with national and international academic and research organizations, including with the Ministry of Public Health and Aga Khan University Research and Graduate Studies.
o Prepare policy briefs based on the research conducted at FMIC and arrange for their dissemination.
o Conduct courses on research methodology, epidemiology and biostatistics, research proposal development, manuscript writing and presentation skills epidemiology faculty and residents
o Develop qualitative and quantitative research skills to conduct cutting edge research at FMIC
o Works with individual resident to solve protocol and thesis related processes, including data collection and analysis, and related issues and to seek clearance from different approving authorities
o Ensure timely completion of protocols and theses for submission to the Theses Committee and to Ministry of Public Health.
o Develop research proposals and seek funding from relevant institutions within and outside Afghanistan.
o Establish repository for research projects, reports, protocols and thesis.
o Take lead in supporting organization of national and international research conferences for FMIC
o Oversee the overall research and related scholarly activities, facilities and capacity both at individual and at FMIC level to develop these to the desired level
o Work close with Academic Manager to coordinate research activities

Related to Exams Cell
o Plan, design and implement assessments and evaluation processes for core competencies
o Oversee the organization of assessments for cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains
o Develop appropriate assessment formats, guidelines and checklist
o Oversee the process and analyze the assessments for results including different relevant indices
o Be a resource to the Examination and Promotion Committee.
o Develop and maintain a question bank with the analysis of exams
o Conduct examiner training and item development sessions
o Oversee the formulation of exam questions and their review by the faculty members
o Oversee making exam papers from question bank with the faculty just before each exam

Periodic Responsibilities
o Manage research and other collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or other bodies
o Lead bids for research, consultancy and other additional funds
o Propose, plan and develop research projects
o Conduct research into learning and teaching methodologies and disseminate best practice within the Institution and externally.
o Serves as the custodian of Exams Cell

Skills

o Knowhow of polices and process related to bio medical and social sciences research
o Training of faculty members and supervision of students’ theses work
o Experience of developing research proposals and bring funding for their implementation
o Conceptual and analytical skills to understand research issues and problems requiring research
o Experience of working with national and international organizations with reference to research
o Well versed with students’ assessments and evaluation related theories, principles and practice.
o Familiar with formative and summative processes and relevant assessment tools and their utilization.
o Having past experience in the examination data management

Qualifications

o Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Policy and Planning, MSc in Epidemiology and Bio statistics from any recognized institution by the Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan.
o S/he must have at least 5-7 years’ experience in an academic or research institution and at least three year teaching experience in this field. The experience in planning and organizing student’s assessments is also required.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Masters Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

Interested applicants should send their resume to the Human Resources Department, French Medical Institute for Children, Ali Abad behind Kabul University or also you can visit our website for more details www.fmic.org.af

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged CVs required to be covered with Application letter also please mention the vacancy number as well as the position title on subject line

Submission Email

hr@fmic.org.af

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