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RFP--Research Consultant, Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Deadline October 7, 2013

Location: Remote (desk-based work)
Timeline: October / November 2013 (20 Days)

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development agency, working in Asia and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the complex problems causing global poverty.

AKFC concentrates on a small number of specific development challenges in health, education, rural development and civil society. In Canada, AKFC raises funds, builds partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on international development issues.

Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network.

I. Purpose of the Assignment

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is seeking expressions of interest for a short-term consultancy to develop a Research Agenda for the Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening (CAHSS) project. Under CAHSS’s Promoting Learning Component, the project aims to create a regionally relevant, high-quality knowledge base on health policy and practice in order to stimulate debate, shape policy, contribute to project learning and improve the effectiveness of health sector programs. Three thematic areas have been identified that reflect the components of the project, and include health financing (with a focus on innovative and community-based health financing approaches); eHealth and the application of ICTs to delivery of health care and continuing education for health care providers; and the role of community participation in health, health care planning and delivery, and community health systems. The Research Consultant will be responsible for conducting a literature review to assess current academic research on one or more of the above topics as they relate to the project target areas in Central Asia; identifying key international experts in the field; and consulting with AKFC, CAHSS project staff and implementing agencies on the development of a project research agenda.

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