Call for Job Applications for the position of Research Associate

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The West African Institute of Public Health (WAIPH) a nonstate and nonprofit organisation that works to catalyse responsive and resilient health systems to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of all through advocacy, research, health systems strengthening, health promotion, prevention and treatment of diseases, including mental health, improving health literacy of the citizens and building the capacity of public health professionals.

The Research Associate is part of the organisation’s dynamic team and works within the ambit of the broader Institute and its flagship, the Academy of Public Health (APH). The Research Associate provides research, documentation and learning assistance to the entire Programme Team and also assists with information management in the team.


SCOPE OF WORK/ASSIGNMENT

This Research Associate position will work under the technical supervision of the Senior Research Fellow with dotted reporting line to the Director -General, and work in close coordination with the Research Officer and Assistant in the WAIPH Office or remotely. The primarily areas of the research work are for programme, proposals, perspectives, policies and positioning. Specifically: • Support the Director-General and Senior Research Fellow on specific books and manuscript development and scope for book contributors and partners • Carry out a search and review of academic and non-academic literature in relevant areas • Carry out data analysis using data with the guidance of the Senior Research Fellow • Carry out research to understand current trends and intersections in UHC, PHC and GHS • Prepare monthly highlight reports which compile information on political economy of health systems in West Africa according to the agreed outline • Keep a record of all documents reviewed • Assist in proposals related work as needed • Support development a publication -rich content for the WAIPH website The expected deliverables are: • A weekly report and briefing on book and manuscript development with information on various initiatives as directed by the SRF or the DG • A weekly report political economy of health systems in West Africa • A list of literatures reviewed


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in Health, Education, Social Science or other disciplines relevant for the organization’s global programs is preferred • A work experience of 2-3 years is highly desirable • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, desk research, presentation, and verbal communications; • Use of basic research and data generation and capture tools including spreadsheets and others is an advantage • Attention to detail; • Excellent interpersonal skills, and sense of humour; • Readiness to learn on the job while adding value

LANGUAGES

• Compulsory: Excellent grasp of the English Language • Desired: Basic communication proficiency in additional international languages, especially French language or Portuguese due to the fact that the organisation works in the West African region where French speaking states are clustered.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge of general programming procedures and practices. Knowledge of in-house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms and for the use of filing systems. Good record keeping and information processing skills. Proven ability to use word processing software and ability to use other software packages required by the work unit. Ability to work well with colleagues and ability organise own work.

Interested candidates should submit their CV EOI which describes why you are the most suitable person to take this assignment by including information on your relevant experience and achievements, and two recommendations Send in CV and EOI to info@publichealth-edu.org latest by 12th May, 2023

Call for Job Applications for the position of Research Assistant

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The West African Institute of Public Health (WAIPH) a nonstate and nonprofit organisation that works to catalyse responsive and resilient health systems to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of all through advocacy, research, health systems strengthening, health promotion, prevention and treatment of diseases, including mental health, improving health literacy of the citizens and building the capacity of public health professionals.

The Research Assistant is part of the organisation’s dynamic team and works within the ambit of the broader Institute and its flagship, the Academy of Public Health (APH). The Research Assistant provides research, documentation and learning assistance to the entire Programme Team and also assists with information management in the team.

SCOPE OF WORK/ASSSIGNMENT

This Research Assistant position will work under the technical supervision of the Senior Research Fellow with dotted reporting line to the Director -General, and work in close coordination with the Research Officer and Assistant in the WAIPH Office or remotely. The primarily areas of the research work are for programme, proposals, perspectives, policies and positioning. Specifically: • Support the Director-General and Senior Research Fellow on specific books and manuscript development and scope for book contributors and partners • Carry out a search and review of academic and non-academic literature in relevant areas • Carry out data analysis using data with the guidance of the Senior Research Fellow • Carry out research to understand current trends and intersections in UHC, PHC and GHS • Prepare monthly highlight reports which compile information on political economy of health systems in West Africa according to the agreed outline • Keep a record of all documents reviewed • Assist in proposals related work as needed • Support development a publication -rich content for the WAIPH website The expected deliverables are: • A weekly report and briefing on book and manuscript development with information on various initiatives as directed by the SRF or the DG • A weekly report political economy of health systems in West Africa • A list of literatures reviewed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in Health, Education, Social Science or other disciplines relevant for the organization’s global programs is preferred • A work experience of 2-3 years is highly desirable • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, desk research, presentation, and verbal communications; • Use of basic research and data generation and capture tools including spreadsheets and others is an advantage • Attention to detail; • Excellent interpersonal skills, and sense of humour; • Readiness to learn on the job while adding value

LANGUAGES

• Compulsory: Excellent grasp of the English Language • Desired: Basic communication proficiency in additional international languages, especially French language or Portuguese due to the fact that the organisation works in the West African region where French speaking states are clustered.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge of general programming procedures and practices. Knowledge of in-house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms and for the use of filing systems. Good record keeping and information processing skills. Proven ability to use word processing software and ability to use other software packages required by the work unit. Ability to work well with colleagues and ability organise own work.

Interested candidates should submit their CV EOI which describes why you are the most suitable person to take this assignment by including information on your relevant experience and achievements, and two recommendations Send in CV and EOI to info@publichealth-edu.org latest by 12th May, 2023

Call for Job Applications for the position of Programme Assistant Policy and Advocacy

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The West African Institute of Public Health (WAIPH) a nonstate and nonprofit organisation that works to catalyse responsive and resilient health systems to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of all through advocacy, research, health systems strengthening, health promotion, prevention and treatment of diseases, including mental health, improving health literacy of the citizens and building the capacity of public health professionals. The Programme Assistant as part of the organisation’s dynamic team works within the ambit of the broader Institute and its flagship, the Academy of Public Health (APH). Under the direction of the Programme Officer, the Programme Assistant- Policy & Advocacy provides operational and administrative assistance to the entire Programme Team, assists in the advocacy and policy activities of the Organisation and provides logistical services in support of the operations of the organisation, and assists with information management in the team.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Provides technical assistance for public health strategies, regulatory frameworks and standards. ● Conducts policy surveillance across key thematic policy areas and disseminates appropriate policy information with Management and team ● Identifies key thematic advocacy areas, develops an advocacy plan targeting policymakers and organisations ● Leverages on existing platforms and coalitions to strategically strengthen policy literacy and uptake ● Develops relevant advocacy kits (around key thematic areas) as well as map out strategies for advocacy efforts ● Provides administrative support to the Programme Team (Virtual Internship Programme coordinator) in specific and the larger organisation’s team generally ● Assists in sourcing interns for the VIP via calls for applications and mentors across West Africa. ● Information research on assigned topics ● Takes minutes of regular team meetings, webinars and other meetings with the assistance of and coordination with the Programme team ● Assist in proposal writing and responses to various calls for applications with the programme team. ● Assists in the orientation of new staff, interns, and volunteers by providing them with the necessary information and materials ● Carry out tasks and assignments as assigned by the Programme Officer and other superior colleagues in the chain of command

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree in Health, Education, Social Science or other disciplines relevant for the organization’s global programs is preferred ● A work experience of 2-3 years is highly desirable ● Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, desk research, presentation, and verbal communications; ● Use of basic research and data generation and capture tools including spreadsheets and others is an advantage ● Attention to detail; ● Excellent interpersonal skills, and sense of humour; ● Readiness to learn on the job while adding value

LANGUAGES

● Compulsory: Excellent grasp of the English Language ● Desired: Basic communication proficiency in additional international languages, especially French language or Portuguese due to the fact that the organisation works in the West African region where French speaking states are clustered.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge of general programming procedures and practices. Knowledge of in-house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms and for the use of filing systems. Good record keeping and information processing skills. Proven ability to use word processing software and ability to use other software packages required by the work unit. Ability to work well with colleagues and ability to organise own work.

Interested candidates should submit their CV EOI which describes why you are the most suitable person to take this assignment by including information on your relevant experience and achievements, and two recommendations Send in CV and EOI to info@publichealth-edu.org latest by 12th May, 2023

Call for Job Applications for the position of Programme Associate of Social Determinants for Health and Mental Health

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The West African Institute of Public Health (WAIPH)is the leading innovation-driven non-state regional health development organization based in West Africa with a strong multidisciplinary approach towards building human capacity, setting professional standards, improving enabling environment and strengthening health systems. It is also strongly involved in research and public health programme implementation towards better health outcomes for all West Africans. Part of the mandate of the Institute is to build human capacity and provide a career path for public health professionals through training, certifications and setting standards in strategic public health leadership and management. WAIPH works in collaboration with the government and other partners in executing various interventions aiming at strengthening West Africa’s public health institutional and systems capability and providing knowledge to achieve better quality health coverage and outcomes for all.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Programme Associate for Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health will be working under the technical supervision of the Programme Officer and Policy focal person at WAIPH. The role requires in -person engagement or remote. The staff will be responsible for providing research, documentation, and learning support to the Programme team with a primary focus on programmes, proposals, perspectives, policies, and positioning related to social determinants of health and mental health.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Support the Programme Officer in the planning, coordination, and implementation of programmes related to social determinants of health and mental health. ● Conduct research and analysis on issues related to social determinants of health and mental health and prepare reports and other relevant documentation including research briefs, fact sheets. ● Assist with the development of proposals, perspectives, policies, and positioning related to social determinants of health and mental health. ● Support the Programme team in documenting and disseminating good practices and lessons learned related to social determinants of health and mental health. ● Coordinate with partners and stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, and academic institutions, to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing related to social determinants of health and mental health. ● Assist with information management in the Programme team, including maintaining databases, files, and other relevant sources of information including updating weekly online activity report and uploading activities on WAIPH’s website. ● Support the promotion of issues related to social determinants of Health and Mental Health on social media including Twitter handles of the institute. ● Provide technical assistance in the planning and coordination of conferences, retreat and meetings. ● Writes routine reports and correspondence. ● Other duties as assigned by the Programme Officer or Director-General.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor's degree in public health, social sciences, or related field. ● At least 2 years of experience in programme support, research, or related work, with a focus on social determinants of health, mental health, or related issues. ● Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and produce clear and concise reports. ● Strong communication skills, with the ability to write clearly and effectively in English. ● Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines. ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet-based research. ● Experience working with government agencies, civil society organizations, and/or academic institutions will be an added advantage.

LANGUAGES

● Compulsory: Excellent grasp of the English Language ● Desired: Basic communication proficiency in additional international languages, especially French language or Portuguese due to the fact that the organisation works in the West African region where French speaking states are clustered.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge of general programming procedures and practices. Knowledge of in- house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms and for the use of filing systems. Good record keeping and information processing skills. Proven ability to use word processing software and ability to processing skills. Proven ability to use word processing software and ability to use other software packages required by the work unit. Ability to work well with colleagues and ability to organise own work.

Interested candidates should submit their CV EOI which describes why you are the most suitable person to take this assignment by including information on your relevant experience and achievements, and two recommendations Send in CV and EOI to info@publichealth-edu.org latest by 31st August, 2023