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The Department of Global Public Health is a multidisciplinary department with the aim to advance knowledge about challenges and opportunities for public health in a local, national, and global setting. Research at the department is focused on how different societal and individual factors affect population health, and to develop and evaluate structural and individual-oriented interventions. Many researchers at the department are scientific advisors to authorities and other decision makers at regional, national, and international levels. The department has 12 research groups, about 110 PhD students and about 140 employees.

We are looking for ethical advisory board consultants to act in an advisory role for our project, Changemaker: Promoting co-designed sustainable health interventions with young changemakers from informal settlements for reduced risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The aim of the overall project is to implement and evaluate a sustainable health intervention program on health, nutrition, and environmental outcomes for primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) together with adolescents in rapidly urbanizing city centers in Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Kenya.

The project will go beyond the health sector by implementing a multi-layered complex intervention involving four main co-designed and evidence-based strategies: urban farming, health modules in schools, health counselling using motivational interviewing, and mass media campaigns. Our project aims to understand and test the implementation of these interventions in low-income country settings using multi-sectoral action.  

Your mission

We are looking for three members for an ethics advisory board of the Changemaker project. The board should function independently of the project management.  We aim for a broad representation of members in the committee to increase diversity in terms of gender distribution and geographical location. The tasks include to review documents and decisions that have bearing on ethical aspects of the research. This will more specifically include:

  • To review methods and procedures as outlined in protocols and procedures and their implementation.
  • To review the ethical applications and feed-back from ethical review boards.
  • To prepare written appraisals of the parts of the research that involves ethical considerations. These appraisals will be independent compulsory parts of the technical reports to the funder of the research. A schedule for these reports is available.
  • To advise the Principal Investigator and the Changemaker research team on solutions to ethical challenges on a need basis.

Your profile

The candidate must:

  • Have implementation research or programmatic experience from low and/or middle-income countries.
  • Have background and/or experience in ethical appraisals e.g. as part of an advisory board
  • One member must have a PhD in public or global health, health sciences, nursing or similar program. The other member must have a background in ethics, for example a master´s degree in ethics or experiences as a consultant within ethics. The third member must have a background of working with adolescents within public health or social service. 
  • Have excellent skills in reading, writing, and communicating in English.

The following skills/experience are considered as desirable:

  • Experience from previous ethical advisory boards in Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Have good skills in reading and communicating in French.

Since the Board will work independently, you need to be quality oriented and able to work well with others in digital meeting rooms. Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. The consultants will be remunerated by hour.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest 17th of May 2024. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Hourly salary
Number of positions 3
Full-time equivalent 3-5 working days per year/ 3-5 arbetsdagar per år
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1783/2024
  • Kristi Sidney Annerstedt,
  • Sibylle Herzig Van Wees,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Saco Styrelse,
Published 26.Apr.2024
Last application date 07.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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