Job Title: Research Assistant
Project: Government Revenue and Development in Malawi
Based at PACHA Office at COM Lilongwe Campus
The Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) is a non-profit making organisation. Our members include healthcare professionals and other child health and welfare advocates. Our main goal is the advancement and improvement of child health and welfare and our mission is to ensure all children have access to their determinants of health, in Malawi and beyond.
PACHA received funding to carry out a project, titled, “GRADE-Malawi” from the Global Challenges Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council via the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The aim is to develop the evidence base on the effect of global and national policies on children’s right to health and to analyse the potential of increasing government revenue by curtailing leaks, such as through tax abuse or debt servicing. The analysis will use the Government Revenue and Development estimations (the GRADE, http://med.st-andrews.ac.uk/grade/). This will enable us to predict the potential of increased revenue for all children in Malawi for their access to their fundamental rights (defined here as the right to education, water, and sanitation and critical for health), and reach the Sustainable Development Goal target for child mortality by 2030; 25 deaths per 1000 live births (currently 49 deaths per 1000 live births). This work will also be part of a wider network of research with other paediatric associations. The study will inform recommendations for policy and practice changes to address government revenue leakages and improve child welfare in Malawi.
Experience, skills, and knowledge required for the post
He/she should have the following skills, knowledge, and experience.
Closing date, Sunday, 14th March, 2021.
Interviews will be held on Friday 19th March and the successful candidate will start on 1st April, 2021
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