Research Assistant for a Situation Analysis on People with Disabilities’ Access to Health Care Services

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - German International Cooperation) was formed on 1 January 2011, bringing together the long-standing expertise of DED, GTZ and Inwent. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. As an international cooperation organization for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world.

Since 2009, GIZ, in cooperation with the German Development Bank (KfW), supports the Ministry of Health in the framework of the Program “Strengthening Provincial Health Systems” in the implementation of the Vietnamese strategies for improving access to high quality health services for all strata of the population. The program operates on several levels, advising provincial health authorities as well as hospital management teams in demand-oriented and cost-efficient planning and modern management methods. The program further supports the partner’s organizational development on national, provincial and district level through advisory services and capacity building aiming at improved quality for preventive as well as curative health services.

The GIZ Health Program is recruiting an enthusiastic local student to support and team up with a German intern who will perform a situation analysis in order to assess the current situation of people with disabilities’ access to health care services. The assignment includes developing an appropriate methodology, data collection, data analysis and report writing.

In team with the German intern and under the supervision of the technical advisors and managers of the project, the research assistant will assume the following responsibilities:

Main responsibilities:

- Assist the team in all steps of the study implementation, including background research, design of data collection tools, interviews with key stakeholders, data processing and report writing
- Facilitate communication with local stakeholders, as well as identification and contacting of key informants / relevant experts
- Translate / interpret Vietnamese – English and vice versa

Required qualifications:

- Academic background in public health, health sciences, social sciences
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative research
- Good analytical skills
- Vietnamese native speaker and very good command of English
- Good understanding of people with disabilities issues desirable
- Very good command of MS-Office applications

Duration and place of assignment:
1st July until 31st August 2013, placed in Hanoi with frequent travel to two selected provinces in Vietnam.

Applications including a cover letter in English, CV in English, together with your scanned ID and student card should be sent to Mr Le Duc Tho ([email protected] ) and Ms Britta Wiemers ([email protected] ).

The deadline for application is: 16th June 2013.

A service contract will be granted to the successful student. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-06-16