Author Topic: Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria Jobs - Health Policy Research Officer  (Read 1179 times)


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Job Title: Senior Health Policy Research Officer
Reference: H3/SRO/2011
Location: Abuja
Organisation: Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON)
Sector: NGO

The Role:
•   The position holder will drive the generation of evidence for HERFON programmes and activities, as well as recommend and make available the latest health research for updating the HERFON Resource Centre.
•   She/he will also ensure that HERFON research articles are published regularly in National, Regional and International Health Journals and will be the key staff member for the Coordination of the National Health Review publications.

Person Specifications:
- Possession of an advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Biological Sciences
- Demonstrable track record of publishing health research publications (minimum of 5)
- Must have demonstrable skill in technical writing, especially policy briefs Must have experience in Health Policy Analysis and Research Methodology. Must have strong IT skills and have experience with SPSS or other data analytical software
- At least 5 years post-qualification experience in the health sector preferred Must be a self-starter and a team player
- Must be energetic and have a passion for Health Reform

Specific Tasks:
The Position holder will:
- Familiarize her/himself with all HERFON Programmes and activities
- Identify the research component for each programme activity and generate evidence for the effective completion of the task/activity.
- Identify world class best-practice for advocacy and health sector reform to inform curriculum design for capacity building efforts.
- Identify latest and relevant health research and findings/reports for effective knowledge management.
- Facilitate the development of a medium-term research agenda, undertake prioritized research topics and ensure publication in respected health care journals
- Undertake policy analysis, under the guidance of the Programme Manager to inform recommendations to be made to Government health organizations for adoption and implementation.
- Develop policy briefs based on independent policy research
- Coordinate the publication of HERFON technical materials.
- Ensure that relevant and up to date health research data and other health sector information is available to users of the HERFON Resource Centre.

Method of Application:
Applications should be submitted in the form of (1) an application letter for the desired position and (2) a comprehensive CV stating, among others. candidate’s full names, date of birth, state of origin, schools attended, qualifications obtained with dates, previous working experience with detailed job description, contact and location addresses, email address, names and addresses of two referees.

These should be sent to us by email at,

The ‘subject’ line of the email must be the title of the position being applied for.

Deadline: 20th October, 2011.

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