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AFRO-NETS> Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) Vacancy Notice

  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) Vacancy Notice
  • From: COHRED <Cohred@cohred.ch>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 12:55:15 -0500 (EST)

Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) Vacancy Notice
Geneva, Switzerland

Vacancy notice for Post of Coordinator

COHRED is looking for a Coordinator to lead the organisation into the
next phase of its development. COHRED's vision is to attain a system
of effective health research as a tool for development, based on val-
ues of equity and social justice and targeting the health problems of
those most in need. COHRED works with numerous developing countries,
research networks, UN agencies and other organisations to advocate
for country-driven health research, based on the ENHR approach.

The ideal candidate is a person with the intellectual vigor and per-
sonal charisma to inspire and mobilise others to join in its mission.
S/he is knowledgeable about health research for development, has ex-
cellent management and leadership skills, communicates effectively
(both orally and in writing) with people from a broad range of back-
grounds, and has a track record as a skilful intermediary with part-
ners across a wide range of sectors and institutions, public and pri-
vate. S/he demonstrates previous experience in fundraising and advo-
cacy. Working experience in developing countries and/or in an inter-
national environment is essential. Fluency in English is required; a
working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Interested candidates are invited to visit the COHRED Web Site:
and refer to the 'News page' for more detailed information on this

Inquiries and applications should be sent in strict confidence to:

Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)
11, Rue de Cornavin
1201 Geneva
Tel: +41-22-591-8900
Fax: +41-22-591-8910

COHRED encourages gender equality in its employment practices.

For full consideration, applications should be received by February
15, 2003.

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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