DOH-IOM Joint Project on Migration HealthTERMS OF REFERENCE
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 collaborateon 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 conducta situation analysis of the management of migration health in the Philippines and to identify gaps andDOH 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 thedata collection tools for the study. An initial review of literature and scanning of existing policies havealso been already undertaken.In order to cover for the wider scope and accelerate the progress of the study, DOH will be hiring
twoadditional 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 theongoing 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 themanagement of migration health in the Philippines2.
Collect qualitative data, through interviews and focused group discussions, for the stakeholderanalysis3.
Provide support in preparing for the Inter-Agency Validation Workshop as well as other relatedevents and meetings4.
Assist in the management of knowledge resources accumulated during the course of research5.
Support in the drafting and preparation of the Joint DOH-IOM Report on Migration Health6.
Assist in preparing a policy brief for DOH on migration healthAs 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.