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Africa Health Organisation

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and partners to promote equity in health to combat disease, to improve the quality of life and lengthen the lives of the peoples in Africa.

Application deadline: 

Could you help a health charity understand the impact of its work by carrying out research and develop policies related to health in Africa.

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research.

AHO is looking for dedicated volunteers to carry out research and provide analysis and development of policies. The research will concentrate on basic health and social indicators such as mortality and morbidity indicators..

The volunteer role is flexible with time commitment agreed with the Manager. The opportunity will take place in Central London. To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to masausog@aho.org.uk

For this role, we are looking for people with good qualitative and quantitative skills, excellent statistical analysis skills, and broad knowledge of health and social indicators. You should have the ability to work independently.

You should be proud of working for Africa’s own international health agency and to contribute to knowledge that will be used to find solutions to Africa’s health problems.

Please submit CV and Covering letter to masausog@aho.org.uk

Role Aim: 

We are looking for a Policy and Research Volunteer who can help us demonstrate basic health and social indicators, and has knowledge and experience of evaluation and research, alongside a broad knowledge of health and social indicators. The post-holder will provide high-level analysis needed to help us understand a range of health and social issues. You will be using data and your quantitative and qualitative research background to analyse health and social indicator trends in Africa.

Duties: 

A. Policy

1. To research and analyse information relevant to wider health and social indicators

2. Analyse and review all available information and recommend options for implementation of policies

B. Research

1. To research and collect data and information on health and social indicators such as

• Morbidity indicators – e.g. AIDS incidence rate (100,000 pop)

• Socioeconomic indicators – e.g. population % with water and sanitation

• Demographic indicators – e.g. Life expectancy at birth (years)

• Mortality indicators – e.g. Infant mortality rate (1,000 lb)

• Resources indicators – Doctors per 1,000 pop, hospital beds per 1,000 pop

• Access indicators – e.g. Contraceptive use (men; women, all methods) (%)

• Coverage indicators – e.g. Immunisation coverage (%) under 1 year of age

• Risk Factors – e.g. Tobacco use, Alcohol and drug misuse, overweight/obesity prevalence

2. Construct tables, graphs and maps using the data and information gathered from research

Skills needed: 

• Studying social science degree such as economics, statistics, international development, public health, epidemiology, etc

• Experience of undertaking social research as part of a degree course

• Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills

• Experience of analysing complex information and datasets

• Experience of writing reports at school or authoring/contributing to publications

• Good broad knowledge of the wider health and social indicators and determinants of health

• Familiarity with basic statistical analysis and epidemiology

Training: 

Epidemiological interpretation of data

Location: 
Office 36 88-90 Hatton Gardem LONDON WC1N 8PN
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
The role is flexible and the days are agreed with the Volunteer Manager
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here