Research Fellow, Global Workforce Strengthening
Context of the Role
The Global Workforce Strengthening Program is a core program within the newly created Centre for Health System Science. It focuses on workforce interventions and policy to improve access to affordable community based care. Our main areas of work:
- Research on strengthening workforce programs focused on community health workers. Our current research programs are based in India, Ethiopia and Nigeria with a potential to expand to other LMICS.
- Demonstrating the capacity of community health workers and other non-physicians to prevent and control chronic diseases using m-health technology in India.
- Strengthening research impact through working closely with policy makers at the local and national level.
The program is integrated with several other focus areas within the Centre for Health Systems Science. Of particular relevance are programs in health systems financing, health systems performance monitoring and digital health.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Provide a consistent level of contribution to the research activities of the global workforce program and the Centre for Health System Science.
- Work with the head of the program in developing new study proposals.
- Assess national and international funding opportunities for global workforce-related research and enhance Institute-wide knowledge of, and engagement with, these funders.
- Organise educational seminars delivered by visiting specialists aimed at stimulating thought leadership in this area.
- Assist with the preparation of grant applications as required.
- Take the lead and assist with manuscript preparation.
- Ensure that research being conducted is congruent with world best practice.
- Engage in capacity building activities for staff based in our regional offices, particularly in India and China.
- Remain abreast of global developments in workforce strengthening and related global health initiatives; providing a source of information to colleagues within the Institute.
- Actively develop and promote the desired culture of The George Institute by ensuring all interactions, documentation and communication are conducted in a manner which supports our mission.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Relevant health/ medical qualification.
- Ability to attract fellowship and other grant funding
- Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams and managing relationships with external partners.
- Experience in the coordination of health research projects.
- Availability and willingness to travel (including overseas).
- Experience in leading the writing of research papers and a demonstrated publications track record.
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet.
- Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders.
- Ability to see the big picture, yet still focus on detail.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
- Strong focus on quality of work.
- A PhD degree
- At least 2 years post-doc experience in relevant field and preferably experience working in low and middle income countries.
How to apply: Interested candidates should send their resume with full contact details, clearly mentioning the job title ‘Research Fellow, Global Workforce Strengthening’ in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30 April 2019