Open Positions

  • Senior Communication Specialist
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Policy Analyst (People, Health, Planet)
  • Policy Analyst
  • Editor
  • Program Assistant

Senior Communication Specialist

(September 12, 2017) The Senior Communication Specialist reports to the Project Director and leads communication and dissemination activities for the Evidence Project, a five-year USAID funded initiative on which PRB is a partner organization. Key responsibilities include managing the synthesis, translation, packaging, and dissemination of project materials and tools, including print and electronic products. The communications specialist promotes effective internal and external communication to improve dissemination and use of project results and highlight the project’s contribution to the fields of family planning and reproductive health. This position ensures connection between the Evidence Project and knowledge management outlets to increase uptake of project results through a wide range of communication channels, including social media, as well as more traditional channels of communication. The Senior Communications Specialist works closely with project Activity Managers in the U.S. and in country offices to ensure that evidence is communicated in ways to facilitate its use in country policymaking and programming. Primary audiences include global partners, donors, and stakeholders working in family planning and reproductive health programs, as well as national program managers and policymakers. This is a seconded position, based at the Population Council’s Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction and implement a communications plan for the project as a whole, and for individual activities, including primary research, syntheses, and expert meetings. Communications plans will address products, formats, target audiences, dissemination channels, and timeline.
  • Contribute to writing and reviewing select publications, web content, and tools for global and country-level audiences including interpreting research findings and explaining policy implications.
  • Develop, write, and review content for the Evidence Project’s website.
  • Participate in developing innovative ways to communicate information to a range of audiences using new technologies and interactive tools such as animated infographics, interactive maps, or other data visualization software.
  • Engage audiences and knowledge management platforms (such as Implementing Best Practices, K4Health, and HIPNet) to receive, use, and share Evidence Project materials and products.
  • Oversee the Evidence Project website, including developing strategies for increasing visitors to and use of the website.
  • Plan and support events to highlight evidence generated by the project and to raise awareness of the project’s contribution to the field of family planning and reproductive health.
  • Design and implement creative strategies for engaging individuals in the project’s work, especially interactive platforms (e.g. online discussions,webinars, podcasts, etc.).
  • Assisting with monitoring and documenting dissemination and information use outcomes and impacts to feed into the project’s performance monitoring plan.
  • Support regular communication with the project’s donors, as requested.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (master’s) in public health, communications, social sciences, or other related field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in communications with a strong substantive background in family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, or related fields.
  • Five+ years’ experience working with international agencies and institutions in developing countries.
  • Experience with synthesizing, packaging, and disseminating data and research findings for technical and non-technical audiences, and with the design and implementation of results-oriented communication strategies.
  • An ability to work independently as well as to work effectively in teams and with professionals at different levels, including with colleagues, partners, and donor organizations
  • Outstanding English writing skills and oral communication skills are essential; French is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to coordinate and conduct communications activities.
  • Ability to work with people from different countries and understand cultural diversities.
  • Availability to travel up to 20 percent time.

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to upload resume and cover letter in the “resume” section. Only finalists will be contacted. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C., but requires up to 20% international travel.


Senior Policy Analyst

(September 6, 2017) PRB is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to serve as a staff member of PRB’s International Programs (IP) department and work in a team-oriented environment with both technical and management (team leader) responsibilities. S/he will lead the development of advocacy and communications materials, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, and provide technical assistance across the organization on a variety of projects related to family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) and population dynamics. This position requires strong technical writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to balance working independently and on a team, and a keen desire to learn and develop new competencies. The successful candidate will be a key technical contributor on projects funded by the U.S. government and private foundations that aim to affirm and renew family planning policy and financial commitments in several countries, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including by linking family planning and population to broader economic and social development.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership and management oversight on selected activities.
  • Analyzes family planning investment priorities and policies critical to helping countries transition from low to high rates of modern contraceptive use. S/he will help develop critical policy communication products, including an interactive that shows how countries transition from low to high contraceptive coverage through development assistance as a tool for identifying priority investments to move countries along the natural progression of the curve.
  • Advances the dialogue related to the demographic dividend (DD, the accelerated economic growth that may result from a rapid decline in a country’s fertility and the subsequent change in the population age structure), including assisting to define a framework document of evidence-based policy interventions across multiple sectors that effectively promote achievement of a DD and validate it with external experts. Other DD work will include convening experts in multiple events to amplify the potential outcomes of DD.
  • Collaborates with partners to assess the feasibility of developing a report on the state of girls’ rights globally using comparable women’s status indicators across countries.
  • Drafts and/or provides technical and editorial input on diverse PRB materials related to population, family planning, youth reproductive health, the demographic dividend, and other topics. Tasks include conducting research, gathering literature, analyzing data, drafting findings and implications, and coordinating with various PRB staff and consultants involved in production and dissemination.
  • Leads global and country-based activities and provides technical support to build the capacity of country-based advocacy partners through the collaborative development of policy advocacy strategies, and innovative, evidence-driven communications and advocacy tools. Tools could include producing policy briefs and other written advocacy materials, and creating evidence-based multimedia presentations on selected topics.
  • Manages in-country activities, including communication with partners, donors, consultants and contractors; oversee work plans, timelines, and budgets; monitor and document project outcomes and impacts.
  • Leads and co-facilitates workshops and training sessions on policy communication for in-country stakeholders. Designs training agendas and prepares materials to build participants’ capacity to elevate FP/RH issues on policy agendas.
  • Contribute to various aspects of the IP Department's work, including business development, participation in USAID or other donor working groups, monitoring and evaluating activities, responding to ad hoc requests for information and presentations, and representing PRB at professional conferences and meetings.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in public health or a related field (for example, public policy, demography, health economics, sociology).
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with developing country work; experience in francophone West Africa a plus. Experience working in developing countries, especially in Africa and with African institutions, is required, preferably including FP/RH policy and advocacy technical assistance.
  • Fluent in English. Fluency or full professional proficiency in French preferred, with the ability to lead and facilitate meetings, conduct interviews, and prepare correspondence and documents.
  • Demonstrated technical experience in two or more of the following content areas: family planning, maternal and child health, population dynamics, adolescent reproductive health, women’s education.
  • Experience using data and evidence to advocate for policy change, conduct policy analyses, and/or design advocacy strategies for policy audiences. Experience creating indexes a plus.
  • Demonstrated activity management experience including negotiating work plans, ensuring quality and timeliness of technical deliverables, managing subawards, and financial management.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and with professionals at different levels (such as in-country partners, international technical organizations, and donors). Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, adhering to deadlines.
  • Availability to travel up to 35 percent time.

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to upload resume and cover letter in the “resume” section. Only finalists will be contacted. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C., but requires up to 35% international travel.


Policy Analyst (People, Health, Planet)

(August 31, 2017) The policy analyst will manage activities on projects in PRB's International Programs (IP) department, with a focus on making the case for family planning as a critical investment for sectors outside of health, such as environmental conservation, climate change, and food security and nutrition. The policy analyst will also analyze family planning investment priorities and policies critical to helping countries transition from low to high rates of modern contraceptive use. S/he will lead the development of evidence-based advocacy and communications materials with local and international partners, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, and provide technical assistance across the organization on a variety of projects related to family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), population dynamics, and the environment. This position requires strong technical writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to balance working independently and on a team, and a keen desire to learn and develop new competencies. The policy analyst will participate in monitoring and reporting of results, and provide technical and administrative support to management and other staff on a variety of projects. The position requires managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, and provides opportunities for career growth within PRB, based on performance. Overseas travel up to 25%.

Primary Responsibilities

Specific job responsibilities will evolve over time. Key areas of contribution will include:
  • Provides technical support for activities related to policy analysis and the development and implementation of policy advocacy strategies, action plans, and tools. Specific contributions may include writing policy briefs and other advocacy materials on cross-cutting topics such as family planning and the Sustainable Development Goals; developing multimedia products such as infographics, videos, and web features; and organizing webinars.
  • Drafts and/or provides technical input on diverse PRB materials related to population, family planning, planetary health, climate change, natural resource management, and other topics. Tasks include conducting background research, gathering literature, analyzing data, interpreting and writing findings and implications, and coordinating with PRB staff involved in production and dissemination.
  • Organizes effective and engaging conferences/workshops that focus on the linkages between family planning and other development sectors, including managing logistics, content, and partnerships.
  • Contributes to building and sustaining partnerships with advocacy and policy research organizations, especially those based in African countries, particularly through maintaining and enhancing existing communities of practices/networks (e.g. Africa PHE network, PHE Policy and Practice Group.)
  • Contributes to and monitors in-country activities, including: communication with partners, consultants, and contractors; developing activity goals, plans, and timelines; researching, authoring and/or editing materials; developing workshop/training agendas; facilitating and supporting training activities; monitoring activity timelines and deliverables; providing technical support as needed; and overseeing work plans and budgets.
  • Uses health and socioeconomic data and research to develop global or regional datasheets, summaries, and reports in a variety of topic areas.
  • Provides guidance to program assistants for logistical and administrative tasks on specific activities.
  • Participates in developing innovative ways for PRB to communicate news and information to diverse audiences. Compiles and writes blog posts, web articles, and other technical content.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Represents PRB in professional conferences and meetings.
  • Helps in planning and facilitating trainings, as needed.
  • Assists in business development activities, as requested.

Qualifications

Masters’ degree in public health, international development, conservation, or related field; professional experience and/or education focused on global environmental issues, conservation, and climate change strongly preferred; minimum three years of professional experience in international FP/RH and development; two years of experience working in a low or middle income country strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated technical experience in some of the following areas: family planning policy analysis; family planning advocacy; climate change and population dynamics; population and development linkages; planetary health.
  • Experience working in developing countries, especially in African countries and with African institutions, providing FP/RH or international development policy and advocacy technical assistance
  • Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis independently and to a high standard of quality.
  • Demonstrated activity management experience including developing work plans, ensuring quality and timeliness of technical deliverables, and managing budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously adhering to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing with knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a matrixed team based in multiple countries across different time zones.
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, and desire to work collaboratively
  • Ability to travel overseas up to 25% of time to low and middle income countries.
  • Knowledge of African languages (e.g. Swahili, Hausa) and/or French or Arabic a plus;

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to upload resume and cover letter in the “resume” section. Only finalists will be contacted. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C., but requires up to 25% international travel.


Policy Analyst

(August 29, 2017) The policy analyst is a mid-level position. S/he will manage and support various activities in PRB’s International Programs (IP) department, including: coordination of trainings; implementation and monitoring of knowledge management and research utilization strategies; development of advocacy and communications materials for global and national audiences; and provision of technical assistance on projects related to reproductive health and rights, family planning, population, youth, gender, and other public health issues.

Primary Responsibilities

Specific job responsibilities will evolve over time. Key areas of contribution will include:
  • Support the Team Lead on a newly awarded $55 million USAID-funded global health project to implement and monitor effective approaches for knowledge management and research utilization (for global syntheses and country-based research on social and behavior change across a broad range of public health issues).
  • Contribute to the production of high quality, compelling written products such as policy briefs, reports, research summaries, fact and data sheets, or content for web-based products such as blogs or web articles. Tasks may include: conducting background research, gathering literature, analyzing or synthesizing data, determining implications and recommendations, writing drafts, providing technical and editorial input, and coordinating with various PRB staff and consultants involved in production and dissemination.
  • Support the production of compelling advocacy tools including multimedia presentations, interactive infographics, web features, and short videos. Tasks might include: conducting background research; developing scripts or other content; selecting appropriate photos, videos, and narrators; coordinating partner meetings; compiling and addressing partner or reviewer feedback; training partners and champions to use the tools; and developing plans to maximize use of the tools in global and country-based fora and in online platforms.
  • Coordinate and oversee smooth implementation of policy communication trainings for PhD students including: advertising; vetting applications; communicating with applicants; arranging travel and training logistics; ensuring quality content; securing facilitators, guest speakers, and reviewers; facilitating select sessions; arranging a field trip; developing innovative ways for students to engage in advocacy; and managing activities during the year-long fellowship period.
  • Manage and monitor activities, including: communicating with partners, consultants, and contractors; developing activity goals, plans, and timelines; monitoring activity timelines and deliverables; and overseeing work plans and budgets.
  • Provide guidance to program assistants for logistic and administrative tasks on specific activities as needed.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to new business pursuits, including drafting concept notes and proposals.
  • Represent PRB at professional conferences and meetings.
  • Provide technical support as needed to other core programs.
  • Provide assistance in planning and facilitating trainings, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (master’s) in public health, international affairs, demography, or a related field; plus a minimum of 4 years of professional experience in international FP/RH.
  • Fluency in English required (in French, a valued asset), with the ability to lead and facilitate meetings, conduct interviews, and prepare correspondence and documents.
  • Experience working in developing countries, especially in Africa and with African institutions, preferably including FP/RH policy and advocacy technical assistance.
  • Demonstrated content knowledge in some of the following areas: sexual and reproductive health (SRH), links between population and development; maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, social and behavior change, and gender and rights-based approaches to SRH.
  • Experience using knowledge management platforms such as Springboard and Health COMpass, disseminating research, and ensuring the use of research by programmers and policymakers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate data in creative, concise, compelling and non-technical ways.
  • Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative policy-focused research and analysis independently and to a high standard of quality.
  • Demonstrated activity management experience including developing work plans, ensuring quality and timeliness of technical deliverables, and managing budgets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work respectfully and collegially in teams and with professionals of different levels and backgrounds, including funders and international partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, adhering to deadlines.
  • Ability to travel overseas 25% of time to developing countries.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to upload resume and cover letter in the “resume” section. Only finalists will be contacted. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C., but requires up to 25% international travel.


Editor

(Aug 18, 2017) The editor will play a key role on a multitalented Communications team that works closely with our program staff to produce quality content targeted at professional audiences. S/he will edit and ensure editorial quality in a wide variety of content, including reports, briefs, blog posts, web articles and other web content, newsletters, and data sheets for PRB on topics related to the organization’s mission, as well as various types of PRB marketing collateral. The editor will ensure grammatical and stylistic integrity in all content and collaborate closely with program staff to help them create compelling written and graphical content. The editor will also assist with the management of content production tasks, including management of external consultants, and with content dissemination.

Responsibilities

Editorial (85%)

  • Perform both substantive editing and copyediting on PRB publications and digital content
  • Ensure adherence to PRB style and quality standards in print and digital products.
  • Work closely with Communications design staff and with external vendors (printers, designers, etc.) to coordinate and oversee production tasks
  • Attend content planning sessions with program staff, and establish and manage editorial and production schedules for products.
  • Conduct final quality checks on PRB products.
  • Remain up to date on editorial and publication trends and recommend improvements/enhancements as appropriate.
  • Write content summary texts such as web landing pages and key messages.

Marketing, Dissemination, and Administration (15%)

  • Support development of dissemination strategies, including development of key messages from content products.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; Degree in English, Communications, or a relevant social science field.
  • Strong and demonstrated editorial and writing skills.
  • At least six years of related experience in an editorial or communications department, ideally in a mission-driven nonprofit, think tank, or data/research organization.
  • Experience editing data and graphic-rich content.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with project staff during the editing process.
  • A keen, careful editorial eye and the ability to spot minor errors and inconsistencies, as well as strong organizational, proofreading, writing, and editing skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks, while ensuring editorial quality.
  • A firm grasp of English grammar and punctuation rules and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret research reports is a must; Knowledge of AP style a plus.
  • Energetic and highly organized; Exhibits high level of professionalism in work style.
  • Must have: Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office suite and editing in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Pluses: Knowledge of web content management systems; Knowledge and experience with online marketing and social media; Knowledge of HTML.
  • Knowledge of French helpful.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.

How to Apply

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to attach in the document section: cover letter, resume, and one nonacademic writing sample in the resume/document section.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.


Program Assistant

(Aug 9, 2017) The Program Assistant will serve as a member of the International Programs department, providing administrative and logistic support to programs and activities. The Program Assistant will assist with organizing meetings and conferences, handling multiple travel arrangements, maintaining participant and contact lists, processing invoices, editing and formatting workplans and annual reports, sending regular newsletters, making photocopies, and streamlining administrative processes when possible. The Program Assistant will also be called upon for providing substantive support to projects. This support may include researching data and information, conducting some data analysis, and assisting with writing selected materials such as web articles, case studies, briefs, and project reporting documents. The Program Assistant will primarily support projects funded by USAID, but may also be called upon to support private donor-funded activities

Responsibilities

  • Provides general administrative support, such as editing and formatting documents, photocopying, handling and distributing mail, maintaining department and project files, managing email listserves.
  • Arranges logistics for domestic and international meeting planning by coordinating participant schedules and making travel arrangements. Prepares participant materials by assembling binders, ordering materials, and disseminating agendas. Helps to secure international visas and travel insurance. Arranges per diems and reimbursements.
  • Serves as proposal coordinator responsible for scheduling meetings, managing logistics and communications, and supporting the technical writer and proposal manager in producing proposal content. Conducts grant-related research as needed.
  • Creates and maintains database of training participants, consultants, media contacts, and other project partners. Produces mailing labels, basic reports, and other database outputs for project managers.
  • Assists with field and home office communications and follow-up.
  • Arranges and sets up conference rooms for meetings, seminars, and training workshops. Sets up conference calls and virtual meetings using Skype, GoToMeeting, webinar software, or conference call lines.
  • Writes routine correspondence. Edits and proofreads materials.
  • Organizes material for and contributes to administrative reports and routine reporting to donors. Edits and formats reporting documents with tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Edits, proofreads, and formats materials. Prepares original correspondence. Produces graphs and tables for reports.
  • Conducts routine Internet searches for projects.
  • Manages invoices and expense reports for project activities, consultants, and senior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support staff, such as finding articles and making routine phone calls requesting information

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with social sciences background and an interest in global health/development issues preferred; associate’s degree with additional experience considered.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator required.
  • Experience providing administrative and project support to a staff of five or more employees
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office required with an emphasis on Excel. Knowledge of spreadsheet database functions in Excel also desirable.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with mission-driven organizations and interest in social policy issues are strong pluses.
  • Excellent writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize according to staff needs and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience working or studying in developing countries, or providing administrative support to an international organization with staff based in developing countries, preferred.
  • French language proficiency required.
  • Occasional travel may be involved.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.

How to Apply

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to attach the resume and cover letter in the documents section. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Resumes will be considered immediately upon submission.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.



Research Associate

(January 13, 2017) The main function of the Research Associate is to provide support to the development of the annual World Population Data Sheet (WPDS). As a key member of the WPDS team, the Research Associate will collect and analyze population and health data for countries around the world, and develop tables, graphics, and reports that communicate that information to non-technical audiences. The Research Associate will also contribute to other projects in International and U.S. Programs, which will include data analysis, research, and writing on population, health, and environment issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Compile and evaluate the quality of population and health data from a broad range of data sources, including national statistical offices and other country-specific data sources around the world, Demographic and Health Surveys, various UN agencies, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the World Bank.
  • Contribute technical assistance to population projection analysis.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of the data compilation and analysis process.
  • Create graphics and write narratives on key global demographic trends and issues.
  • Communicate with data providers, including national statistical offices, UN agencies, and the World Bank to acquire data.
  • Contribute to other projects in International and U.S. Programs as needed, including conducting data analysis and research for the Population, Health, and the Environment program.
  • Availability to travel internationally, up to 20% of the time

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in sociology, demography, economics, or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working with population and health data, preferably from less developed countries. Additional experience working with data on population and environment a plus.
  • Good understanding of demographic concepts and methods.
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency and work experience using Excel software to maintain large data files and work with formulas.  Proficiency with statistical program (STATA, SAS, R) a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills; very detailed oriented.
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to distill complex information and data and write about what the data says in a clear, compelling manner.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision and direction, while adhering to established protocols.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral communications skills with the ability to communicate to nontechnical audiences and work effectively with a broad range of individuals, both in the US and abroad.
  • Interpersonal and professional skills necessary to work collaboratively in a team setting and with PRB partners and project stakeholders. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs. 

Applications: 

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to “Research Associate” at jobs@prb.org. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Resumes will be considered immediately upon submission.

This position is located in Washington, D.C., but may require up to 20% international travel.

Research Associate

(January 13, 2017) The main function of the Research Associate is to provide support to the development of the annual World Population Data Sheet (WPDS). As a key member of the WPDS team, the Research Associate will collect and analyze population and health data for countries around the world, and develop tables, graphics, and reports that communicate that information to non-technical audiences. The Research Associate will also contribute to other projects in International and U.S. Programs, which will include data analysis, research, and writing on population, health, and environment issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Compile and evaluate the quality of population and health data from a broad range of data sources, including national statistical offices and other country-specific data sources around the world, Demographic and Health Surveys, various UN agencies, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the World Bank.
  • Contribute technical assistance to population projection analysis.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of the data compilation and analysis process.
  • Create graphics and write narratives on key global demographic trends and issues.
  • Communicate with data providers, including national statistical offices, UN agencies, and the World Bank to acquire data.
  • Contribute to other projects in International and U.S. Programs as needed, including conducting data analysis and research for the Population, Health, and the Environment program.
  • Availability to travel internationally, up to 20% of the time

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in sociology, demography, economics, or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working with population and health data, preferably from less developed countries. Additional experience working with data on population and environment a plus.
  • Good understanding of demographic concepts and methods.
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency and work experience using Excel software to maintain large data files and work with formulas.  Proficiency with statistical program (STATA, SAS, R) a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills; very detailed oriented.
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to distill complex information and data and write about what the data says in a clear, compelling manner.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision and direction, while adhering to established protocols.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral communications skills with the ability to communicate to nontechnical audiences and work effectively with a broad range of individuals, both in the US and abroad.
  • Interpersonal and professional skills necessary to work collaboratively in a team setting and with PRB partners and project stakeholders. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs. 

Applications:

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to “Research Associate” at jobs@prb.org. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Resumes will be considered immediately upon submission.

This position is located in Washington, D.C., but may require up to 20% international travel.


The Population Reference Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.