Public Health Experts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to strengthen our capacity in addressing public health challenges and promoting health and well-being in diverse populations and settings. We seek a Public Health Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on public health research, policy development, program implementation, and evaluation.

Objectives:
The Public Health Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that public health considerations are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on public health principles, theories, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Conducting public health needs assessments, epidemiological studies, program evaluations, and policy analyses to inform decision-making and improve health outcomes.
  • Developing evidence-based public health policies, strategies, and interventions to address public health challenges.
  • Designing and implementing public health programs and projects to promote health, prevent disease, and improve access to healthcare.
  • Providing technical assistance and training to governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations on public health issues.
  • Conducting research and analysis on public health trends, risk factors, and interventions.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate public health findings and recommendations.

Scope of Work:
The Public Health Consultant Experts will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting public health needs assessments to identify priority health issues and populations.
  • Designing and implementing epidemiological studies to investigate disease outbreaks, risk factors, and health determinants.
  • Developing and evaluating public health interventions, such as health education campaigns, vaccination programs, and disease surveillance systems.
  • Providing technical advice and support to governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations on public health policy and program implementation.
  • Conducting research and analysis on public health trends, risk factors, and interventions.
  • Preparing project proposals, concept notes, and funding applications for public health initiatives.
  • Representing Scofield Associates at public health conferences, workshops, and other relevant events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in public health research, policy analysis, program implementation, and evaluation.
  • Strong understanding of public health principles, theories, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience in conducting public health needs assessments, epidemiological studies, program evaluations, and policy analyses.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous public health research papers, policy briefs, program evaluations, or reports that demonstrate your expertise. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Public Health Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.