Epidemiology Support in Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Description of assignment title

Epidemiology Support in Neglected Tropical Diseases

Assignment country


Expected start date

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Sustainable Development Goal

3. Good health and well-being

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

11 – 15

Host entity

UNDP HIV, Health and Development Unit




6 weeks

Number of assignments



Mission and objectives

UNDP’s commitment to helping countries address major health challenges is based on the principles that health is both a driver and outcome of development and that actions across a wide range of development sectors have a significant impact on health outcomes. As a development agency, UNDP focuses on addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health, which are primarily responsible for health inequalities. UNDP’s work in health is undertaken by an integrated team operating at global, regional and country levels. The work falls within three inter-connected areas of action: — Reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive poor health; — Promoting effective and inclusive governance for health; and — Building resilient and sustainable systems for health.


UNDP and partners – including other UN agencies and national governments – are collaborating to conduct national Investment Cases on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The aim of these investment cases is to estimate the burden of NTDs and estimate the impact of scaled-up action. The investment cases can be used as an advocacy piece for policymakers, as well as for the Ministry of Health to present to non-health ministries.

Task type


Task description

UNDP is looking for an Online Volunteer with strong expertise in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) or epidemiology, to assist the team in the development of a national investment case on NTDs. The Online Volunteer will be asked to conduct several tasks, namely: – Familiarize themselves with the Excel-based NTD tool. – Analyze and interpret the results generated by the tool. – Extract results from the tool and incorporate them into a report. – Conduct a literature review on the economic modelling of schistosomiasis to support incorporating this disease in the existing tool. – Improve the tool to make it more user friendly.


Required experience

The Online Volunteer will work under the supervision of UNDP economists and policy analysts but is expected to work independently throughout the Online Volunteering assignment. Strong Excel and modelling skills are necessary for this Online Volunteering position. Background in economic modelling, epidemiology, health economics, statistics, or a related field is desired. Applicants are encouraged to showcase their proficiency in Excel and hands-on experience in NTDs or health economic modelling when submitting their applications.


English, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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