WHO Opportunity

WHO Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced researcher to work with WHO on the global roll out and evaluation of a new education and support programme for parents of children with intellectual disability in low and middle income countries. In order to support this, IASSIDD is making available a grant of US$5,000. This is available to partly cover travel and/or subsistence costs to enable a researcher to spend time at WHO HQ (Geneva, Switzerland).
Specific tasks may include helping to:
Compile and analyse data on field trials of WHO’s Parent Skills Training for Developmental Disorders (PST) programme;
Write up and disseminate findings (in WHO publications or other peer-reviewed publications) of the field trials of the PST programme;
Revise the WHO PST programme materials, improve strategies for capacity building and delivery of the PST intervention.
This opportunity to work with WHO would be ideally suited to an experienced researcher entitled to sabbatical leave or who could negotiate a secondment arrangement with their employers.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of IASSIDD.
Time commitment: It is anticipated that the successful applicant would spend three months at WHO HQ in 2017.
Further information: Please contact eric.emerson@lancaster.ac.uk
Deadline: Applications must be received by 31st January 2017.


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