Call for Expression of Interest for Institutions or Consortium of Institutions to Work with the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies


Call for Expression of Interest for Institutions or Consortium of Institutions to Work with the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO) is a collaborative partnership of governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers. It aims to bring together researchers and policymakers to identify relevant issues for analysis, synthesize and disseminate findings around important policy questions, and encourage the use of evidence for policy. 

The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO) is looking for: Institutions or consortia of institutions, with expertise in health system analysis and a track record of working closely with national policymakers to support its future programme of work. The APO is looking for institutions with expertise in health, public policy, social sciences, as well as experience in working with multiple stakeholders and senior policymakers. 

Eligibility criterion: The call is open to institutions or consortia of institutions based in the Asia Pacific Region. Applicants must demonstrate a proven record of generating high quality research and evidence for policy, engaging with policymakers, capacity building, as well as the ability to work across country partners on collaborative and comparative knowledge products. 

Overview of contractual details: Appointments will be for a period of three years with a contract and work plan negotiated annually, subject to a review of performance. The three-year appointment is renewable for an additional two years subject to satisfactory performance. 

Overview of application process: Institutions or consortia interested in working with the APO should apply using the attached application form. The main body of the application should be a maximum of 10 pages (font size 12pt); any CVs, or standard text on the institution(s) applying, should be included in annexes. 

Applications must contain all requested, necessary details required for assessment, which are up-to-date, without the need for further written or oral explanation. 

Overview of selection process: A subcommittee involving selected members of Internal Review Panel, Chairs of STAC and the Board, and the APO secretariat will review and submit their comments to the Board. The APO Board will make the final selection on a consensus basis during their meeting in June. 

Deadline for Submission of EoI – Midnight, Indian Standard Time, Sunday 12th May 2019 

Key documents

  • Terms of Reference
  • Application Form (download) to be submitted along with CVs of proposed director and (for applications from consortium) proposed Observatory focal points, and any other relevant information

For queries: please contact the APO secretariat at


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