About the Role

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical and facilitation support to the Alliance Secretariat in undertaking a health policy and systems research programme on the role of digital interventions in health systems in low- and middle-income countries.  


  • Organizing and facilitating, along with the AHPSR secretariat, a framework harmonization workshop for selected teams. The aim of the workshop will be to develop collective agreement on which core themes and questions will be addressed in each of the research proposals. A framework will be developed in which common questions to be addressed across all research protocols will be identified, context specific questions that are unique to particular contexts will be enlisted, and standards for direct and analytic generalizability of findings will be established. 
  • Contributing to the development and application of the conceptual framework for the research, providing in depth feedback to the research teams, supporting grantees to develop a draft protocol and research plan with timelines for each study, supporting the research teams in finalising their research protocols and data collection instruments, monitoring and providing remote technical support to the grantees in the conduct of the research.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.

Educational Qualifications:


  • Advanced university degree in public health, health policy, or health systems.


  • A doctorate in public health, health policy, or health systems.



  • Over ten years of relevant experience in global health research, including experience in the field of health policy and systems research with relevance to low- and middle-income countries. 
  • Track record of scientific articles relevant to the field of health policy and systems research, including in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring in the field of health policy and systems research, and in organizing international research workshops and meetings.
  • Experience in advancing and developing health policy and systems research, with a minimum of 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level.


  • Experience in the field of digital health and health systems.
  • Peer reviewed publications on digital health and health systems. 



  • Ability to develop and advance methods in health policy and systems research.
  • Good conceptual and practical understanding of health systems frameworks and their applicability to LMICs.
  • Organizational abilities including in the planning and execution of research workshops. 
  • Ability to guide and mentoring HPSR research teams and consortia, across diverse settings globally.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.

Closing: 9, Feb, 2023

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