Consultants on multi-sectoral approaches to universal health coverage policy development

The Commonwealth Secretariat, Pan-Commonwealth, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2015

Job Description

Job Summary

  • To deliver the specific activities, the consultants may be required to undertake short-term assignments on research and advocacy. The outcomes of  assignments will contribute to work with our 53 member governments in areas of economic, social and political development, by offering thought leadership and innovative solutions, as well as through advocacy.

Required Experience and Qualifications

The consultant must be able to demonstrate evidence of the skills, knowledge and experience detailed in the person specification:

  • Postgraduate qualification in health-related field and/or public health, development studies, health economics, human rights, gender analysis, health education, health policy, social science, medical law or other relevant fields.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in health-related quantitative and qualitative research or research in social and economic fields that have an impact on health outcomes.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the global health and development field and knowledge gained through research, practical experience and participation in global debates and consultations.
  • Reasonable knowledge and experience of healthcare and/or public health policy development and/or review.
  • Experience of analysis and report writing, and ability to present key debates and recommendations in an engaging manner, to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work according to tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

Applicants should possess:

  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and writing skills, as well as excellent presentation skills, adaptable to diverse audiences.
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in global health, including familiarity with recent developments and debates in health policy, particularly UHC policy.
  • Robust analytical and quantitative and qualitative research skills for health policy analysis.

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