Tuesday, December 6, 2011

[EQ] IDRC Recruitment: Senior rogram Specialist - Governance for Equity in Health Systems

*From:* IDRC
*Sent:* December 1, 2011 10:41 AM
*Subject:* Recruitment: Senior HSS Specialist at IDRC****

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*Senior Program Specialist - Governance for Equity in Health Systems*****

Position #:****



*Ottawa, Canada*****

Salary Range (CAD):****

*$90,330 - $112,912*****



Closing Date:****



*Job Overview *****


The Governance for Equity in Health Systems Program support research in
developing countries to strengthen their health systems and improve health
outcomes. Our program includes research on equitable health financing,
policies and innovations for improved health services delivery, health
information systems, and addressing access and governance challenges across
a number of regions.****


As the Senior Program Specialist, a key member of our multi-disciplinary
team, you will identify critical research issues; assist in developing the
research strategy; and take the lead in developing, managing, monitoring
and evaluating a portfolio of research projects. In particular, you will be
involved with our portfolio on health policy and systems with a strong
emphasis on governance and equity to develop programs related to health
information systems and primary health care focussing on Latin America and
the Caribbean.****


*Candidate Profile*****


*Education *****

   - PhD, or a Masters with equivalent work experience, and a record of
   research in a relevant health or social science discipline such as
   epidemiology, public health, health informatics, health economics,
   political science or public policy****


This position requires eight years of relevant health systems,
epidemiology, and health information systems experience, which includes:****

   - conducting, managing, evaluating research projects in Latin America
   and the Caribbean****
   - linking research results to practice and policy****
   - establishing and building partnerships****
   - capacity building such as teaching, mentoring and supervising****

*Note: Candidates with less experience may be considered for appointment at
the level of Senior Program Officer ($84,940 - $102,337)*****



   - English is essential at an advanced level****
   - Spanish is essential****
   - Capacity to work in Portuguese is an asset****


   - Knowledge of global public health arena and donor landscape****
   - Knowledge of health and social policy issues in Latin America and the
   - Understanding of technical expertise in the area of  health policy and
   health systems research and challenges****


   - Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (orally
   and in writing)****
   - Superior planning, organizing and negotiation skills****
   - Strong analytical and problem-solving skills****
   - Innovative and flexible team player****
   - Ability to understand others and adapt to diversified audiences****
   - Ability to manage complex and diverse projects from a distance****
   - Ability to provide advice and guidance to stakeholders and senior

*Additional Information*****

This position requires a willingness to travel internationally, an average
of 60-90 days per year.****

For more information regarding primary duties or responsibilities, view Job


*How to Apply*****


Please provide a cover letter along with your CV, setting out precise
examples of how your experience, qualifications, and skills match those
required for this position.****

   - Click the button « Apply for this Position »;****
   - Complete the electronic application form; and****
   - Within this form attached your Cover Letter and CV.****

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