Research Fellow, Global Health Evaluation

Date: 13 May 2023

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI) is an enabling platform for global health activities across the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC). The Institute aims to address current and emerging health challenges across ASEAN member states and in other Asian countries. Working in collaboration with partners, the Institute seeks to tackle prevalent health challenges, strengthen health systems and better insulate countries from pandemics and disease threats.

Given the diversity and complexity of health systems across Asia, global health evaluation has emerged as a cross-cutting priority area for advancing SDGHI’s agenda. This includes tools and methods to unpack whether novel innovations, interventions, or models of care ‘work’; how they work; and what systems-enablers are required to facilitate adoption and scale.

Perspectives from implementation science are crucial to show how to embed evidence-based interventions into policy and practice.  The aim is to enhance documentation learning and best practice to accelerate policy and programme development towards addressing health priorities across Asia. 

 

SDGHI is recruiting a Research Fellow of Global Health Evaluation to contribute toward robust assessments of its global health efforts. The incumbent will support the following objectives: 

  • Provide support to global health projects being undertaken across the AMC in the design of robust and pragmatic evaluation frameworks that can be applied to programmes developed through SDGHI and its partner institutions across the Asian region.
  • Conduct appropriate assessments of SDGHI-supported innovations, interventions, and programmes by employing the most up-to-date scientific thinking, tools, and methods, including implementation science and digital health (big-data, patient-centred monitoring, artificial intelligence, etc.)
  • Support capacity development efforts for global health evaluation both in Singapore and with regional partners in Asia
  • Support fund raising efforts for programme evaluation
  • Facilitate documentation of progress and areas of learning in the form of reports and peer-reviewed publications

This position will be embedded within a wider Global Health Evaluation Unit, which is integrated with and supported by established initiatives within the AMC, including the SingHealth Centre for Population Health Research and Implementation; the SingHealth International Collaboration Office; and the Duke-NUS Programme in Health Services and Systems Research. 

Qualifications

  • Medical degree with Masters-level and/or PhD or equivalent in a global health, epidemiology, evaluation science, or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing and conducting health intervention, health policy and systems research, or evaluations. Prior experience applying these tools and methods to health changes in low and middle-income countries would be an asset. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience applying the range of evaluation tools and methods, including impact and pragmatic assessments, process evaluation, formative research/needs assessment, mixed-methods assessments, and implementation science. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis and software packages (SPSS, Stata, R, etc.).
  • Experience or familiarity with qualitative data analysis with software packages (ATLAS ti, NVivo, etc.) would be an asset.
  • Evidence of mentoring research staff/students to develop their analytical and statistical expertise.
  • Track record of conducting high-quality operational research with scientific contributions to peer-reviewed publications in health evaluation.
  • Experience in supporting capacity development efforts with governments, NGOs, and academic institutions would be an asset.
  • Able to work flexibly, independently, and in a multi-disciplinary team, and mobilise resources. 
  • Have strong desire to advance global health capacity in the Asian region, and committed to equity and social justice. 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.