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International Cooperation Officer

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HITAP International Unit (HIU) is established in 2014 with the aim of empowering and providing practical lessons on the potential use of the use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and priority-setting for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). From then on, HIU has collaborated with international partners, e.g. the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health and Development Group, Imperial College London, World Health Organization, and PATH, acting as a regional hub, helps countries build up their capacity on HTA. In order to expand its capacity to meet growing demands in providing support to country partners, HIU is currently looking for International Cooperation Officer who will contribute to and provide support and coordination to the cooperation between HIU and its international partners.

Key responsibilities:

  1. To monitor and make the progress report of HIU’s activities and deliverables under International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)
  2. To lead knowledge transfer and exchange of information within HIU and iDSI network
  3. To cooperate with other international partners and funders on monitoring and evaluation of iDSI and other international grants
  4. To initiate and develops approaches and activities to facilitate international cooperation under HIU and its international partners
  5. To cooperate with International Communication Officer and iDSI partners on the production and public relations activities of HIU products and materials
  6. To assist the Head of HIU in administrative functions related to oral and written translation (in-house translator/interpreter), Thai-English

Description of duties:

  1. Monitoring and evaluation of HIU’s activities and deliverables under International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)
    1. To work closely with iDSI partners and external evaluator (iTAID) to monitor the progress and evaluate the achievement of iDSI grant in order to improve HIU/iDSI performance and report back to iDSI funders i.e. BMGF and DFID.
    2. To lead monitoring and evaluation of HIU’s activities and deliverables under other international grants such as WHO, the World Bank, PATH etc.
  2. Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE)
    1. To make a plan on KTE for HIU’s works within HITAP and its international networks
    2. To implement and evaluate the plan
    3. To advice head of HIU and leader of HITAP in KTE investment
  3. Facilitating international cooperation under HIU and its international partners
  4. To assist in building up, strengthening and maintaining an effective network of contacts within iDSI and international network
  5. To make plans and prepare logistics for organising workshops, training, study visits, trips, and others as assigned by Head of HIU
  6. To support HITAP and/or HIU Internship programs
  7. Supporting the production and public relations activities of HIU products and materials
    1. To work closely with HITAP communication team and iDSI partners to produce and promote HIU products and materials through different communication channels.
  8. Assisting the Head of HIU in administrative functions related to oral and written translation
    1. To perform written a translation of documents and texts including, but not limited to, HITAP/HIU rules and regulation, work manuals, letters, contracts, announcement, email communication etc.
    2. To perform oral translation (interpretation) during meetings, conferences, and HIU activities
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Head of HIU

Job-specific requirements and competencies:

  1. Postgraduate education
  2. Experience with project management, knowledge management, or information management
  3. Excellent writing and organization skills, with ability to produce high-quality work while meeting deadlines
  4. High proficient in spoken and written English
  5. Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally
  6. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Ability to work overtime required on occasion

 

Type of employment:  full-time, office-based employment with occasional international travel

Salary:    Negotiable

This position is open to applicants of all nationalities

How to apply: Interested candidates should download the application form and submit the form along with a detailed resume/curriculum vitae to Mr.Buntoon Chankheaw at hr@hitap.net referencing the job title.

For further information, please contact Mr.Buntoon Chankheaw at hr@hitap.net or Ms.Waranya Rattanavipapong at waranya.r@hitap.net

Tel: +662-590-4549, +662-590-4374-5

Researcher and Database Manager for the Guide for Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR)

Gear researcher blog 1600HITAP International Unit (HIU) is established in 2014 with the aim of empowering and providing practical lessons on the potential use of the use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and priority-setting for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). From then on, HIU has collaborated with international partners, e.g. the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health and Development Group, Imperial College London, World Health Organization, and PATH, acting as a regional hub, helps countries build up their capacity on HTA.

Guide for Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR) Online Resource (http://www.gear4health.com/) are developed to serve as a global platform specializing in helping low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) academics, researchers, and health technology assessment (HTA) practitioners worldwide conduct high quality, policy-relevant health economics research. GEAR is supported by the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), through the grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Department of International Development (DFID), UK, and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF).

In order to support GEAR activities and development, HIU is currently looking for Researcher and database manager for GEAR who is experienced in the field of health economics and their application to contribute to GEAR.

Key responsibilities:

  1. To lead GEAR database
  2. To maintain GEAR database
  3. To cooperate with other international partners and funders on GEAR database

Description of duties:

  1. Database management
    1. To input information from the research into the database and ensure that the contents are up-to-date;
    2. To manage the database efficiently, with activities including, but not limited to, the following: create headings and organize information on the database, manage questions and comments received from users and experts, account for comments on improvements of the website, monitor any discrepancies or errors in database functions and take appropriate action to address them;
    3. To analyze user information in conjunction with ongoing survey results, and update information on the database as needed;
    4. To recommend improvements to the website and technical content based on website developments;
    5. To give information on the database use and results, as well as respond to inquiries on the database made via email, phone, or other communication modes
    6. To engage in other research-related activities, including, but not limited to, conducting surveys, literature review, data collection and analysis as well as preparing reports, manuscripts and presentations;
    7. To ensure, with supervision by respective authorities, the effective implementation of the GEAR database within the planned timeline, which will include coordination with other departments, such as finance, communications, administration, and research, for activities;
  2. Research, with support from HITAP researcher and HIU
    1. To conduct research on methodological issues in economic evaluation as needed in the Guide for Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR) Database;
    2. To engage in other research-related activities, including, but not limited to, conducting surveys, literature review, data collection and analysis as well as preparing reports, manuscripts and presentations;
  3. Knowledge management, with support from Knowledge management and evaluation specialist and communication team
    1. To facilitate knowledge transfer and advocacy for the database in HITAP’s international work, through their partners, as well as other opportunities;
    2. To give lectures on the database use and results, as well as respond to inquiries on the database made via email, phone, or other communication modes.

Job-specific requirements and competencies:

  1. Experience (min. 2 years) in conducting an economic evaluation for healthcare and/or postgraduate education in a related field (health economics).
  2. Database management experience is preferred.
  3. Excellent writing and organization skills, with an ability to produce high-quality work while meeting deadlines.
  4. Interested in working on database management and future development.
  5. High proficient in spoken and written English
  6. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  7. Willing to relocate to Thailand and travel (5-10% of responsibilities).
  8. Ability to work overtime required on occasion.

Type of employment:  full-time or part-time office-based employment

Salary:    Negotiable

This position is open to applicants of all nationalities

How to apply: Interested candidates should download the application form and submit the form along with a detailed resume/curriculum vitae to Mr.Buntoon Chankheaw at hr@hitap.net referencing the job title.

For further information, please contact Mr.Buntoon Chankheaw at hr@hitap.net or Ms.Waranya Rattanavipapong at waranya.r@hitap.net

Tel: +662-590-4549, +662-590-4374-5

 

Technical Advisor

Key responsibility:
• Assist with research projects which fall under the remit of HIU, including, but not limited to, proposal development, data collection and analysis, report writing
• Under the supervision of an experienced team, carry out capacity building activities in the following areas: training, providing technical supervision of research project; arranging academic workshops and conferences; assisting in surveys and monitoring
• Produce or support the production of a wide variety of knowledge products, including, but not limited to, mission reports, policy briefs of research findings, articles, blogs, newsletters, and other publications
• Work with Project Associates and related authorities in planning and delivering work, including, but not limited to, participating in meetings, preparing meeting minutes and study visits

Job requirements
Essential requirements and qualifications:
• Doctorate or Master degree in health economics, economic evaluations, disease modelling or HTA-related fields
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including competency in relevant software or programming tools.
• Strong interest on health systems and public health, especially health economics in LMICs
• High proficiency in spoken and written English
• Organized and systematic approach to plan and deliver work
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Preferred qualifications:
• Proven experience in conducting economic evaluations, systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses

Type of employment: full-time, office-based employment with occasional international travel
Salary: Negotiable

This position is open to applicants of all nationalities

How to apply

Interested candidates should download the Application form and submit the form along with a detailed resume/curriculum vitae to Mr.Likhit Siriwanitkul at likhit.s@hitap.net referencing the job title. The resume (and/or a cover letter) should clearly indicate how the candidate meets the qualifications outlined above.

For further information, please contact Mr.Likhit Siriwanitkul at likhit.s@hitap.net or Ms.Nisa Yothasmutr at nisa.y@hitap.net

Tel: +662-590-4549 or +662-590-4374-5

About Us

HITAP was established in 2007 as a non-profit research organization which reports to the Bureau of Policy and Strategy, Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. HITAP’s main responsibility is to assess a range of health interventions and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clinical practices, individual and community health promotions and disease prevention programs, as well as social health policy.

HITAP International Unit (HIU) is established in 2014 with the aim of empowering and providing practical lessons on the potential use of the use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and priority-setting for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). From then on, HIU has collaborated with international partners, e.g. the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health and Development Group, Imperial College London, World Health Organization, and PATH, acting as a regional hub, helps countries build up their capacity on HTA. In order to expand its capacity to meet with growing demands in providing technical support to country partners, HIU is currently looking for a technical staff who are experienced in the field of HTA or a broad range of health economic methods and their application to contribute to research and capacity building activities in LMIC.

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