Health Research Officer (Temporary 6 months)

Salary: £36,156 pa + benefits          

We have an excellent opportunity for an Health Research Officer, to join our Economic Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.

Reporting to the Health Adviser, the post holder will support work on the Covid-19 pandemic,  Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  in Commonwealth member countries and the preparations for Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting and Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Health (CACH): providing research and policy analysis inputs; assisting with project management; supporting the implementation of meetings; preparing draft briefs for senior officials; and developing and updating materials on the Commonwealth Secretariat’s website.

Some of the key focus areas the Research Officer will focus on but not limited to:

  • Provide substantive technical research and policy analytical support on current trends and thinking on Covid-19, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), to support the Health Section’s work programme development and implementation.
  • Draft speeches, talking points and other briefs for senior Commonwealth officials and respond to any requests for information by Commonwealth member countries.
  • Develop, update and input material on the Commonwealth Secretariat website and other Commonwealth portals to ensure results from programme activities are widely disseminated and applied. Prepare inputs to publications, as required.

To be considered, applicants must attain an undergraduate degree in health policy, development studies, social science, or a related field. You will need experience in conducting research, analysing and preparing reports/papers on health or social and sustainable development issues. Experience in communication or advocacy of health issues. Additionally, you will need to be able to understand multi-sectoral approaches to health and the linkages between health, socio-economic development and other social determinants of health.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the UK.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

The closing date is 3 November 2020, 17:00 GM

Apply here!