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Policy and Research Volunteer

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Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

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Role Description

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. This is open to anyone from anywhere.

Purpose of role

To provide high-level analysis needed to help us understand a range of issues relating to wider health and social indicators, using large data sets and qualitative and quantitative research

To gather and interpret the latest findings of research on wider health and social indicators, analysing the implications of current policy developments and translating complex papers for a lay audience.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Policy
  2. To research and analyse information relevant to wider health and social indicators
  3. Analyse and review all available information and recommend options for implementation of policies

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

Skills and Knowledge

  • Studying social science degree such as economics, statistics, international development, 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

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About Africa Health Organisation (AHO)


43 Berkeley Square, City of Westminster, LONDON, Greater London W1J 5AP, GB

Mission Statement

To lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of Africa


Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency for Africa. It is the newest and most recently established international health agency covering the whole African continent and the diaspora. Our main aim is to help African people attaining and maintaining optimum health and quality of life. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.

Health & Medicine


Sat May 08, 2021 - Fri Aug 06, 2021
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM  


43 Berkeley SquareLondon, England W1J 5FJUnited Kingdom



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  • Must be at least 18
  • All our volunteering roles are flexible to allow volunteers manage their school and work commitments with volunteering.
  • Open to anyone from any part of the world.

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