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DOH-IOM Joint Project on Migration Health TERMS OF REFERENCE

Position: Research Assistant Duration: Three months

In April 2013, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of the Philippines, through the Department of Health (DOH), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaborate on key actions related to the health of migrants. This MOA aims to improve the health status of international migrants from and to the Philippines, as well as internally displaced persons. The Bureau of International Health Cooperation was designated as the focal point for this collaboration. As a result of this MOA, IOM and DOH agreed to embark on a joint research project that aims to conduct a situation analysis of the management of migration health in the Philippines and to identify gaps and DOH and IOM priorities in migration health for future planning. Since the commencement of the project, a consultant has been hired by IOM and has already developed a conceptual framework as well as the data collection tools for the study. An initial review of literature and scanning of existing policies have also been already undertaken. In order to cover for the wider scope and accelerate the progress of the study, DOH will be hiring two additional research assistants to work with the IOM consultant in conducting this research.

The objective of this research assistantship is to provide technical and administrative support to the ongoing joint project on migration health between the DOH and IOM.

Scope of Work
The roles and responsibilities of the research assistants include, but are not limited to: 1. Assist in the conduct of desk review of existing policies and programs related to the management of migration health in the Philippines 2. Collect qualitative data, through interviews and focused group discussions, for the stakeholder analysis 3. Provide support in preparing for the Inter-Agency Validation Workshop as well as other related events and meetings 4. Assist in the management of knowledge resources accumulated during the course of research 5. Support in the drafting and preparation of the Joint DOH-IOM Report on Migration Health 6. Assist in preparing a policy brief for DOH on migration health As this is a full time arrangement, the research assistants are required to report from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm, to the Bureau of International Health Cooperation, Building 3, Department of Health, Manila.

The following are the minimum deliverables expected from the research assistants: 1. Database of existing policies, key reference materials 2. Data reports from interviews and focused group discussions 3. Minutes/reports from meetings attended, including the Inter-Agency Validation Workshop 4. Drafts of memorandum and other letters as needed 5. Drafts of the Joint Report and policy brief (as support to the consultant)

Minimum Requirements
Masters or any advanced degree in relevant fields such as public health, social science, development studies, etc. or a bachelors degree with at least 1 year of experience in research or development-related work Please submit your latest curriculum vitae and a short motivation letter to: Dr. Joel Buenaventura Chief Health Program Officer, International Relations Division Bureau of International Health Cooperation jbuenaventura.bihc@gmail.com CC: renzo.guinto@gmail.com