Established in 1998, HEARD - the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division - has a global reputation as a leading applied research centre that brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems as well as train the next generation of African health leaders. HEARD is a self-funded organisation based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) that conducts research on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the African HIV and AIDS pandemic. The organisation has an Africa-wide mandate with research applicable across the region that impacts on regional policies and programmes. HEARD’s vision is to achieve health equity across the continent by meeting Africa’s current and future health challenges.
HEARD/UKZN is calling for proposals for a research fellow to join our pioneering Gender Equality and Health Programme.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated competencies in the relevant field. Each post is for a two-year fixed term contract. HEARD offers a competitive salary with benefits, renewable subject to funding and performance.
- Participating in projects in the relevant programme area
- Interpreting and analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data
- Assisting with literature reviews
- Supervision of and/or undertaking fieldwork, data entry and collaboration in stakeholder engagement Dissemination and research utilisation activities, including collaboration on research reports, peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
- Contributing to the development of research capacity within and beyond HEARD.
- Master’s degree (gender studies, social science, psychology, education, public health, development studies or equivalent)
- Demonstrated interest in gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, adolescents, gender based violence or related topic
- Internship in relevant organisation is desirable
- A valid driver’s licence.
To apply, submit:
- Proof of writing ability: sole-authored or first-authored published or unpublished article or short report (maximum 20 pages)
- 1-2 page motivation letter explaining why the applicant is interested in this area of research and what he/she thinks are some of the important issues in this field for Southern Africa
- Proof of qualifications
- Completion of HEARD job application form which is available from the HEARD website: http://www.heard. org.za/vacancies.
For more about Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division, refer to www.heard.org.za.
For more about University of KwaZulu-Natal, refer to www.ukzn.ac.za.
To view other opportunities, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/other-opportunities.