Research Officer


Research Officer   



Closing date of application period: November 10, 2017

Starting Date: November 27, 2017

Full time position: 100% FTE

Duration of contract: 1 year, with possibility of renewal

Full time position: 100% FTE

Country: Viet Nam

Base: Ho Chi Minh City



Friends for International TB Relief or “FIT” is a registered non-profit organization whose work is based on the vision of a world free of Tuberculosis (TB). Our mission is to promote progress on the field of TB prevention and to stop the spread of the disease.

Over the past three years, we have actively participated in the eradication of TB by providing financial and technical assistance to local organizations involved in TB care and control in India and Vietnam. Simultaneously, we engaged in advocacy work through fundraising events in Germany and other industrialized countries to contribute to build and improve awareness about this global threat.

In particular, since 2014 we have been supporting the implementation of a grassroots TB elimination intervention based on a holistic package of outreach activities, stakeholder engagement and comprehensive care. Besides our project work in high TB burden countries, FIT also organizes events to strengthen the awareness and understanding about TB.


FIT was founded in 2012 and consists of TB activists as well as former patients. Our members reside all over the world ranging from Germany to Vietnam, Australia and the U.S., where they do their part in raising awareness and fighting the disease. Past and current partners include the Global Health & Education Trust, Otsuka, Stop TB Partnership, RESULTS Australia, HCMC Public Health Association, Vietnam National TB Control Program, Johnson & Johnson and most recently via the IMPACT TB project FIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733174.

For additional information please refer to our website:



The Research Officer will be tasked with managing three workstreams:

  1. Health economics surveys

  • Maintain strict standards of patient confidentiality and access to patient-identifiable information;

  • Contact TB patients and arrange times and locations to meet with the patients;

  • Conduct qualitative surveys according to the protocols approved in the IMPACT-TB health economic survey protocol and the internal review board (IRB) application;

  • Enter survey responses into an electronic database;

  • Ensure high levels of data quality and completeness;

  • Clean survey data if errors are found;

  • Produce regular and timely updates on study progress;

  • Track progress to targets;

  • Prepare communications for the donor regarding the progress of the study;

  • Additional work related to the health economic survey.

  1. Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis

  • Draft and refine scope document;

  • Create protocol synopsis;

  • Assist in developing the ReCAP application

  • Ensure timely submission of the ReCAP application;

  • Develop and submit IRB protocol application;

  • Create stakeholder involvement plan;

  • Develop SROI questionnaire;

  • Assist with literature review;

  • Implement questionnaire and enter data into an electronic database;

  • Perform data cleaning and analysis;

  • Complete working draft of report and submit for review;

  • Finalize report and submit for publication.

  1. Program Support

  • Manage cash reimbursements for TB patients;

  • Participate in operational research activities related to TB case detection;

  • Write reports and create PowerPoint presentations detailing status of the program;

  • Assist in meeting reporting deadlines for the donors;

  • Other administrative tasks as needed.


  • BS / BA in Public Health, Economics, Social Development, Medicine, Pharmacy, or related field AND 3-5 years research experience


MS/MA/MPH in Public Health, Economics, Social Development, Medicine, Pharmacy, or related field AND at least 2 years prior experience conducting research surveys;

  • Fluent in Vietnamese

  • Excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English;

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity and comfort with using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and computer-based communications;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Good attitude, self-motivated, and ability to work well individually as well as in teams;

  • Highly motivated, willing to learn, service-oriented and able to work under high pressure and within a limited time frame.


  • Experience in the healthcare sector;

  • Knowledge of and implementation experience with qualitative data collection and analysis.



  • A cover letter

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae

  • Photocopy of related certification

  • Two employment references (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)




All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.       

FIT is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-11-10