The candidate will be connected to the research project "Strengthening human resources for health: a study of the availability and performance of health workers in Tanzania", sponsored by the Research Council of Norway. He/she will take part in a multidisciplinary research group with researchers from CMI, the University of Bergen (Centre for International Health, Department of Economics and  Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care), and institutions abroad. Field work will be conducted in Tanzania.


The aim of the project is to identify policies that will improve the availability and performance of health workers in Tanzania. In addition to issues related to labour market dynamics (recruitment, retention, and mobility of health workers), the project will focus on performance-related issues (attendance, clinical performance and patient relations). The project will attempt to measure performance in these dimensions and relate the level of performance to background variables both at the individual level (e.g., skills and motivation), the health facility level, and the community level.


The successful applicant should take interest in quantitative empirical analysis.


With the application, please include transcripts and references, relevant publications and a project sketch (5-7 pages) of a PhD project relevant for the above mentioned project. Further details about the project can be obtained from Senior Researcher Ottar M├Žstad (55 57  43 78) (e-mail:


Starting date: 1 September 2006 (or as soon as possible after this date).


For further information, please contact Director Alf Morten Jerve (55 57 41 58).


Send application to: CMI P.O.Box 6033, 5892 Bergen or by e-mail to by 25 April 2006. Mark the application "Global Health PhD".