Jan 13, 2018

UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Philippines: Biostatistics and Research Consultant (PHP 100,000 per month net of taxes)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

Nature of the consultancy: Biostatistics and research expert’s guidance and assistance on three research project plans of the IOM Global Teleradiology and QC Center.

Objective: Under the direct supervision of the IOM Global Radiology Coordinator and in close coordination with the IOM Global Radiology Coordinator and the Teleradiology research assistant, the incumbent will be responsible for completing the following objectives,

  1. The Research Proposal for the study project on ‘the accuracy of the CAD4TB software for TB detection and comparison with the radiologist CXR reading’
  2. Research proposal and produce preliminary result for ‘secondary data analysis on the association of CXR findings suggestive of TB on different resettlement country x-ray reporting forms with
  3. Finalization of the detail Data analysis and write up of the stat report on IOM Global Teleradiology QC study data from 2015 to 2017, culture results, and comparison of the efficiency of the different reporting form in detecting TB’.

Target: Complete all the above three objectives in 6 months, tentative from 15 Jan to 15 July 2018.

IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: Technical assistance on the research projects under IOM Global Teleradiology and QC programs, with project code ( MH00.49)

Tasks to be performed under this contract:

The consultant in close coordination with the global Radiology Coordinator and working with the IOM Teleradiology research assistant will have the following responsibilities

  1. Systematically review literature on each of the related studies step by step, and write the background review with proper citations on the available research studies and the gaps in the existing research works
  2. Review the research objective plan and suggest on update or revision, and
  3. Identify the respective appropriate study design to be used for each study in addressing the objectives
  4. Specify the data source and each variables needed, list the independent variables, and the outcome indicators, and reference standard ( gold standards), and construct a clean key indicators for each study as needed
  5. Write the detail methodological strategies, including the sampling and sample size calculation, and analytical methods to be used for each study
  6. Design a thorough plan for the analysis of the data and carry out the coding of programs to perform this analysis;
  7. Identify Possible limitations which may affect the analysis and the report
  8. Write the complete proposal with bibliography of Reference and with Data queries in the Annex electronically and share the flies to the supervisor and finalize the proposal based on the inputs and comments from the supervisor.
  9. Perform the analysis for the secondary data analysis on Teleradiology QC dataset from 2015-2017 and on the data for studying the CXR reporting forms respectively, extracting the dataset, merging various sources of data, linking up with additional information, and performing manual matching, using STATA statistical software program and working with IOM Teleradiology research assistant,
  10. The data analysis includes but not limited to data cleaning, merging, validation, renaming and generating and creating as needed, and Producing the detail descriptive statistics and analytical analysis using the datasets as per the agreed analysis plan,
  11. Document the do file and the log files or multiple clearly labeled sub-files and the final data set and present to the supervisor, so that the analytical results and tables will be automatically created from the analysis of do files as needed
  12. Write electronically final report for the second objective, and the preliminary report for the third objective respectively, following the standard format for statistical result writing with tables and graphs, and Reference, and share the flies to the supervisor for comments and final inputs, and finalize the report based on the inputs and comments from the supervisor.
  13. Charging of days will be organized in terms of deliverables. The consultant and IOM Teleradiology will agree on specific deliverables tied to a certain number of days, and the consultant will be paid once those deliverables are met.
  14. Familiarity with IOM and migration health data system is an advantage

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment.

  1. The draft written research proposal for the study on CAD4TB software,
  2. The final research proposal for the study on CAD4TB software after incorporated comments
  3. The final written research proposal on the study on the secondary data analysis on the association of the CXR findings on the different CXR reporting forms and culture result,
  4. The final written research results on the study on the secondary data analysis on the association of the CXR findings on the different CXR reporting forms and culture result,
  5. The written stat report for each IOM locations the study QC study findings on IOM Global Teleradiology QC for US cases on,
  6. The final written research reports the study on the data analysis on IOM Global Teleradiology QC for US cases on,

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered.

  1. Complete the written research proposal for the study on CAD4TB software, by the end of first one month
  2. Finalize the proposal for the study on CAD4TB software with incorporated comments by end of second month
  3. Complete the final written research proposal on the study on the secondary data analysis on the association of the CXR findings on the different CXR reporting forms and culture result, by end of the third month
  4. Complete the final written research results on the study on the secondary data analysis on the association of the CXR findings on the different CXR reporting forms and culture result, by end of the 4th month
  5. Complete the final written stat report for each IOM locations the study QC study findings on IOM Global Teleradiology QC for US cases on, by the end of 5th month
  6. Complete the final written research report the study on the data analysis on IOM Global Teleradiology QC for US cases on, by the end of 6th month

Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost).

  1. Timeliness, delivering the results on the expected dates
  2. Completeness and quality of each proposal and analysis plans confirmed by the supervisor on the results delivered
  3. The quality of the proposals produced in relation to the standards
  4. The completeness, clearness and quality of the data analysis
  5. The completeness and clearness of the final written stat reports for each corresponding objectiv

Consultancy salary: 100,000php per month

Required Qualification

  1. Master degree in Biostatistics, or Public health with major in statistics and epidemiology Plus Bachelor degree in statistics or related fields

  2. Knowledge and experience in medical research data analysis work using large household medical datasets

  3. Advanced statistical programming skills in Stata are required

  4. Excellent writing skills

  5. Familiarity with other statistical software and IOM Migration health system like MIMOSA would be advantageous

  6. Finalize and submit all reports with any remaining incorporate comments and finish all the work by 15 March 2018.

Interested applicants may send their resume/CV at hrmanila@iom.int not later than 25 January 2018. Position title (Biostatistics and Research Consultant) should be specified on the subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


How to apply:

Interested applicants may send their resume/CV at hrmanila@iom.int not later than 25 January 2018. Position title (Biostatistics and Research Consultant) should be specified on the subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.