Sangath
Research Coordinator
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
Saket Delhi
Application Email : careers@sangath.in

Website

www.sangath.in

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Nov 26 2021

Description

Job Title: Research Coordinator

 

About the Organization:Sangath (www.sangath.in) is one of India's leading mental health research non-profit organisation. It was founded in 1996 with its headquarters in Goa; major hubs in Delhi and Bhopal, and project sites in many parts of the country. Sangath's mission and expertise lies in developing and evaluating mental health interventions to be delivered through existing public systems. Its major thematic areas are: Child development and disability; adolescent health; mental disorders; and ageing.

 

Sangath was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the WHO Public Health Champions Award for India in 2016. It has completed a number of randomized controlled trials for mental disorders in India, including the only two autism trials in the country.

 

Project:Scalable TRansdiagnostic Early Assessment of Mental Health (STREAM) is developing and validating non-invasive, scalable tools for assessment of child development in preschool years. The tools include parent-report questionnaires, tablet-based gamified neuropsychological tasks, eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG). The tool will be administered by trained non-specialist workers in homes/community centre settings on 0-6-year-old children in Delhi/NCR. The key strength of these tools is that, in the long term, they will provide a low-cost, scalable way to assess child development and identify children that are at risk of not reaching their full developmental potential and refer them for timely interventions.

 

For this project, Sangath has partnered with a consortium of Indian and international research organisations that will be working together led by University of Reading in the UK.

 

Location:Saket, New Delhi

 

Job Responsibilities:We are looking for candidate with an exposure to working on research projects in the development sector (NGO) who would be willing to work for an exciting program for three years. We will expect the candidate to:

  • Support the Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigator in designing the data collection tools and standard operating procedures for the study

  • Support the functioning of the research team at the research site during implementation of formative phase and data collection phase research activities

  • Ensure smooth functioning of all research activities including data collection and analysis at the research site

  • Support the translation, back translation and documentation of all research documents into “Hindi” (from English)

  • Liaise with government and non-government agencies

  • Administer clinical assessment tools including Griffiths Mental Development Scale and INCLEN Diagnostic tools on typical children and those with neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Get trained on EEG and administer it on a subset of the study population

  • Get trained in all study tools to be administered as part of the study.

  • Support training of frontline health workers on all study tools

  • Regularly supervise field workers in administration of all study tools throughout the data collection period

  • Follow and ensure confidentiality of data and ensure secure and timely entry of the collected data

  • Draft scientific reports and other project activities reports under supervision

  • Participate in joint project activities including project meetings, academic activities in coordination with the research team

  • Report to Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigator and provide as well as receive regular feedback on all activities. 

  • Have regular coordination and communication with all team members of the project. 

  • Any other project related duties as assigned by the supervisor or PI.

  • Establish and maintain clear communication and effective working relationships with key external stakeholders, including local service providers, health professionals and collaborators

  • Work collaboratively with Sangath administrative personnel and participate in Sangath activities and meetings

Essential

  • Postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology

  • Skills of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) data collection and analysis

  • Minimum experience of 2 years of working in a public health research or mental health research project

  • Previous experience of working with children

  • Experience administering developmental assessments in early childhood

  • Fluency in English and Hindi, with demonstrated experience of writing clinical materials in plain English

  • Good computing skills & Excellent language skills

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

  • Leadership ability

  • Commitment of a minimum of three years

Desirable

  • Experience in mental health research

  • Experience working with children with developmental disorders

  • Knowledge of software (NVivo/STATA) and training in research methods (at least 2 years)

Remuneration

As per Sangath Salary Structure.

 

Apply with CV at careers@sangath.in by 26th November, 2021.   


Job Email id: careers(at)sangath.in