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UNU-IIGH undertakes research, teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge related to key issues of human health. It aims to contribute to the development and strengthening of health policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries, and to support implementation of promotive and preventive approaches to human health. UNU-IIGH embraces an eco-social view of health that recognises its origins in ecological, economic, and social contextual factors, and adopts a systems approach to understanding and addressing health challenges. For more information, please visit iigh.unu.edu.
The SALURBAL project, operated out of the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, brings together researchers from 10 Latin American countries, two UN agencies, and other partners to explore factors that influence health in Latin American cities. It focuses on comparative analysis of urban risk factors, policy evaluation, and systems modelling of selected urban health challenges. A critical element of SALURBAL is its focus on policy-relevant outputs and engagement.
Under the supervision of the UNU-IIGH Director and Project Lead, the Policy Officer will:
Required qualifications and experience include:
This is a part-time consulting contract (CTC) position with UNU-IIGH for (12) months, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory work performance. Work hours are flexible, and the policy officer will be based in Latin America, with the exact location to be arranged with the selected candidate.
This is not an international recruited post and no relocation allowances apply. Will be employed under a local contract and will not be a ‘staff member’ as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include the following:
The application should indicate the reference number (2017/UNU/IIGH/CTC/114) of the vacancy announcement.
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