National Research Consultant, Human Rights and Healthy Diets (East Africa) (3)

at International Development Law Organisation (IDLO)
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Date Posted November 30, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency TZS


The research group will rely on three National Researchers (one per target country) for the data collection and knowledge synthesis at country level through the administration of interviews and the production of a synthesis report.

Roles and Duties
• Under the supervision of the IDLO Health Law Team and in close collaboration with the Law & NCD Unit, the National Researchers will perform the following core tasks:
• Actively participate in the inception workshop organized by the Law & NCD Unit at the outset of the work;
• Contribute to the identification and categorization of key informants, including relevant informants at country level;
• Upon request, support the finalization of the interview protocol (questionnaire), in particular facilitate the identification of relevant context-specific information;
• Plan, schedule, organize and undertake interviews with key informants at country level, based on the stakeholder mapping validated by the research group. The number of interviews will be determined as a result of the stakeholder mapping (between 10 and 15 key informant interviews). This should include: communicate with key informants to schedule interviews, administer the questionnaire validated by the research group, carefully record and transcript each interview and make the recording and transcriptions available to the research group through a shared drive;
• Prepare a comprehensive high-quality synthesis report, which will include:
• the methodology used;
• the knowledge synthesis of the collected data presented in the format that will have been agreed with IDLO at the inception workshop run by the Law & NCD Unit;
• relevant country specific information identified under the research group’s guidance;
• the transcripts of all interviews administered in an Annex; and
• any other relevant information that the National Researcher considers important for the successful completion of the project.
• Review and finalize the synthesis report based on inputs and comments received by the research group.
• The planned timeline is:
• the data collection phase should be completed by the end of December 2021.
• the synthesis report should be submitted by mid-January 2022.

Academic qualifications
• Master (or equivalent) degree in law, public health, political studies, development, or related field is required.
• Experience and Expertise
• Proven ability to conduct in person and remote key-informant interviews;
• Proven experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis; experience in data collection and in conducting mixed methods research in the field of public health;
• Proven expertise in quality report drafting;
• Sound expertise in public health, especially in development contexts;
• Demonstrated knowledge of human-rights based approaches to development; and
• Knowledge of specific country context.
• Desirable
• Knowledge of legal and fiscal approaches to NCD prevention or a similar multisectoral public health issue; and
• Specific NCD expertise is an advantage.
• Languages
• Excellent drafting, writing and research skills in English are required.
• Specific knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies
• Strong research and analytical skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and doing so in a well-organized manner and exercising sound judgment;
• Proven ability to interact in a timely, constructive and professional manner with colleagues from government, civil society organizations and academia; and
• Keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO's mandate.