Senior Researcher, Philippines

Senior Researcher, Philippines

Full Time
Posted 11 months ago

ACCESS Health is an international non-profit think tank, advisory group, and knowledge and implementation partner, dedicated to improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare in low, middle, and high income countries. ACCESS Health advises government, industry, and healthcare sectors on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. ACCESS Health fosters innovation ecosystems and establishes long term relationships across countries to address both national and local healthcare needs.

ACCESS Health’s vision is that all people, no matter where they live, no matter what their age, have a right to access high quality and affordable healthcare and to lead healthy and productive lives.

Scope of Work:

  • Project Development
    • Co-lead the organization in business development/project and grant development, particularly through:
      • Identification of opportunities for new program development and expansion;
      • Development of capsule proposals, concept notes, and request for proposals (RFPs) for grant bidding and application; and
      • Ensuring efficient and timely submission of project grant proposals.
  • Project Implementation
    • Strategize, lead, and supervise the planning and execution of projects undertaken by the organization. This includes oversight of the following activities: coordination with project partners, field works, conduct of data collection, processing, synthesis and analysis.
    • Supervise and monitor performance of project team to ensure timeliness, quality, and integrity of delivery of project outputs.
    • Work closely with Project Leads in the management and implementation of the projects assigned to them, as deemed necessary.
    • Work closely with the Project and Operations Manager in developing, maintaining and ensuring adherence of project costs and expenditures to the approved project budgets.
  • Report Writing
    • Responsible in the development, review, finalization, and submission of terminal reports as required by the grantors and end-users.
    • Responsible inthe development, finalization and submission of other dissemination reports such as publications and policy briefs.
  • Engagement and Communications
    • Forge and harmonize relationship, conduct strategic partnership and positioning planning, and ensure adherence and compliance to Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) or Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with grantors and partners.
    • Represent the team and the organization in presenting project-related reports, proposals, and studies across various platforms.
    • Attend and/or represent the team or the organization during stakeholder meetings.
    • Periodically liaise project accomplishments to the Country Director and Program Leads.
    • Perform any other tasks to be identified by the Country Director and/or Program Leads that are relevant to the projects or engagements.
  • Other organizational and project development assistance as may be requested by ACCESS Health

Reporting Structure:

While based in Metro Manila, Philippines, the Senior Researcher will report to the Regional Director, Southeast Asia.

Qualifications and Competencies:


  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferable in Public Health, Management, Research, Public Policy, or a related field; Master’s degree on the aforementioned fields is a plus.
  2. At least three (3) years of experience in organizing, implementing and writing researches, projects and events related to health.
  3. Proven experience in writing project/research proposals and requests for proposal (RFPs).
  4. Progressive experience in working with the civil society organizations and the government.


  1. Strong clerical and analytical skills
  2. Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills
  3. Vast knowledge about research and project processes and cycles
  4. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in Filipino and English languages
  6. Good organizational skills
  7. Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy
  8. Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines
  9. Ability to work in diversified environments

Compensation, Benefits, and Opportunities:

  • Competitive salary that is commensurate with qualifications
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic, young team and a flat hierarchical work environment
  • Opportunity for career advancement through mentorship and supervision of the regional director
  • Opportunity to engage and network with a wide range of stakeholders from various organizations, including government agencies and non-government organizations
  • Opportunity to extend engagement with the organizations and get involved with other projects/programs

Applicants should email their CV along with a cover letter to

[email protected] (cc: [email protected]),

having “ACCESS Health – Senior Researcher” as the subject line.

The cover letter and email must be addressed to:

Sejal Mistry Regional Director, South East Asia ACCESS Health International

Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Only the qualified applicants will correspondingly be notified.

Deadline of Applications is on March 5, 2021.

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