Open Positions

  • Web Communications Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Finance & Operations Administrator
  • Associate Editor
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Policy Communication Specialists (Consultant)

Web Communications Manager

(June 28, 2017) The award-winning Communications & Marketing team at Population Reference Bureau (www.prb.org) seeks a creative and collaborative Web Communications Manager with strong technical skills to lead planning, publishing, curating, and updating content and features on our main website and several project-specific web properties.  

The Web Communications Manager, reporting to the Vice President of Communications & Marketing, will also play a central role in PRB’s recently-launched website redesign project and oversee work by an external vendor on this project. The Manager will also help guide efforts to better understand PRB’s various digital audiences, engage key individuals and institutions, and expand our digital communities.

The ideal candidate shares our passion about the power of digital communication to engage audiences—particularly on important social issues—through compelling content in multiple formats. S/he can apply a broad array of digital skills and tools to support our mission. S/he is a proactive team player with solid personal communication skills and a genuine interest in PRB’s focus on supporting effective social policies.  

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the VP of Communications, designs and implements PRB’s digital engagement strategies.
  • Posts content on the PRB.org site and project sites in Sitecore and WordPress systems, and seeks ways to enhance audience experiences.
  • Manages the ongoing web redesign project through activity tracking, oversight of work by an external vendor, and communications with PRB staff.
  • Oversees work by external vendors on other custom web projects. 
  • Liaises with PRB’s web services consultant on required maintenance, tweaks, and updates of digital properties.
  • Supports PRB program staff, and trains them as necessary, on digital communications needs for their client and funder activities.
  • Tracks and analyzes web statistics for websites and social media; compiles statistics and metrics for PRB’s internal metrics.
  • Using web audience and social media mapping and analysis tools, strategically develops and maintains links with target individuals and organizations.
  • Contributes to social media activities as needed via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other platforms.   
  • Compiles and sends PRB email updates through MailChimp; analyzes PRB’s contact lists to better understand and target audiences, identifies PRB “champions” and “influencers.”

Experience and Education 

  • Training or coursework in relevant web and social media techniques and software.
  • Degree in journalism, communications, public health, social sciences, or international development preferred. Familiarity with data and research desirable.
  • At least four years’ experience in digital communications, including website management, ideally with nonprofits and/or globally active organizations.
  • Demonstrated web project management experience, preferably on a site redesign project.
  • Strong familiarity with web and social media platforms as well as social media analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with data-focused content, ideally population-related data, a strong plus.
  • An interest in social policy issues a strong plus.
  • Ability to manage day-to-day oversight of a website overhaul project with an external vendor.
  • Good knowledge of html and commonly used content management systems, particularly WordPress. Previous experience with Sitecore highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of CSS and/or programming languages a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of social media tools and trends a plus.
  • Strong writing skills.  
  • Ability to set schedules, meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and work as part of a team. People skills are essential.
  • Ability to meet changing demands and to adapt to frequently changing priorities.

How to Apply

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to attach in the document/resume section:

  • Resume, including listings of relevant skills and training.
  • Cover letter with salary requirements.
  • If available, links to examples of relevant web or social media work. 

Policy Analyst

(June 28, 2017) The policy analyst will manage activities on projects in PRB's International Programs (IP) department. S/he will lead the development of advocacy and communications materials with in-country 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) and population. This is a mid-level position requiring full proficiency in French. The successful candidate will be a key technical contributor on a project to help advocates affirm and renew policy and financial commitments to comprehensive reproductive health services in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The position is contingent upon funding.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as country activity manager responsible for:
    • providing technical assistance to multiyear country programs consisting of: customized ENGAGE multimedia presentations and advocacy materials developed by a national ENGAGE task force, training of local presenters, and national and sub-national dissemination; and media training, including workshops, small grants, contests, and a media guide; and
    • contributing and monitoring activities, including: communicates with partners, consultants, and contractors; develops activity goals, plans, and timelines; authors and/or edits materials; monitors activity timelines and deliverables; and oversees work plans and budgets as delegated by project director or deputy director.
  • Develops and sustains partnerships with advocacy, media, and policy research organizations, especially in francophone Africa, and builds their capacity to conduct evidence-driven RH advocacy.
  • Drafts and/or provides technical and editorial input on diverse PRB materials related to reproductive health and rights, family planning, population, youth sexual and reproductive health, and other topics. Tasks include conducting background research, gathering literature, analyzing data, interpreting and writing findings and implications, and coordinating with various PRB staff and consultants involved in production and dissemination.
  • Uses health and socioeconomic data and research to develop global or regional datasheets, summaries, and reports in a variety of topic areas.
  • 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 for multimedia formats.
  • Contributes to new business pursuits, including drafting concept notes and proposals.
  • Represents PRB at professional conferences and meetings.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (master’s) in public health, international affairs, demography, or a related field; plus 7-10 years of professional experience in international FP/RH.
  • Fluency in English and fluency or full professional proficiency in French required, with the ability to lead and facilitate meetings, conduct interviews, and prepare correspondence and documents.
  • Demonstrated content knowledge in some of the following areas: comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services; FP/RH advocacy; FP/RH policy analysis; youth access to and use of FP/RH; population and development linkages.
  • Experience working in developing countries, especially in Africa and with African institutions, is required, preferably including FP/RH policy and advocacy technical assistance.
  • 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 up to 35%-40% 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

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%-40% international travel.


Program Finance & Operations Administrator

(June 14, 2017) The Program Finance & Operations Administrator will backstop operational and administrative activities on projects in PRB's International Programs, U.S. Programs, and Communications departments. S/he will work closely with financial and administrative staff at PRB, headquarters and field program staff, consultants, grantees, and vendors to successfully implement a diverse portfolio of projects funded by public and private donors. This position, which reports to the Program Finance & Operations Manager, is ideal for a candidate who wishes to advance operations, compliance, financial, and program support skills and responsibilities while gaining broad exposure to organizational management and administration.

Responsibilities: 

Procurement

  • Supports and/or manages procurement activities (depending on complexity) across the procurement life cycle. Supports development of scopes of work, obtains quotes and vendor documentation, negotiates with vendors, prepares agreements using existing templates, and reviews agreements for alignment between scopes of work, budget, and award terms. Ensures compliance with award terms and PRB procurement policy. Routes contracts for approval and ensures required backup documentation is on file. Maintains tracking of active and past contracts and awards.
  • Reviews and processes invoices and expense reports from consultants, grantees, vendors, and program staff, ensuring adherence to PRB policies.

Program Finance and Operations Support

  • Sets up new projects in tracking systems for financial monitoring, compliance, procurement, and reporting.
  • Assists program staff with budgeting and tracking budgets. Updates budgets in accounting and other tracking systems as needed.
  • Contributes to required donor and client reporting and certifications under existing awards.
  • Prepares financial reports and bills for existing awards; tracks financial transactions and payments.
  • Provides support for field office finance and operations: monthly cash forecasts and reconciliations, submissions of accounting data.
  • Maintains filing system for project administrative and financial documents.
  • Manages international travel preparations for group meetings, trainings, and workshops convened by projects. Liaises with country-based participants, hotels, and travel agents to prepare and finalize travel arrangements, including booking conference and meeting facilities. Ensures adherence of travel costs and arrangements with individual project and funder regulations.
  • Provide some mentoring to program assistant(s) in International Programs department.
  • Provides ad hoc support to program staff as needed.

Business Development

  • Contributes to business development activities as assigned, including budgeting/pricing, compiling required forms, and opportunity research.
  • Maintains database of costs for standard items such as graphic design, printing, venue rental, editing, and translation services.

Cross-Cutting Duties

  • Contributes to developing, testing, and implementing improvements to existing processes, practices, templates, tools, and other resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration, international development, or a related field required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Three or more years of work experience in program operations support or similar for an international development organization.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and financial reporting requirements under cooperative agreements, grants, and contracts of federal and non-federal funders, especially USAID but preferably including other U.S. federal, bilateral donors, and private foundations.
  • Knowledge of U.S. government procurement regulations helpful.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with attention to detail; ability to present information in a clear, concise, and relevant manner to program staff.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work respectfully and collegially with professionals of different levels and backgrounds, including funders and international partners.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, adhering to deadlines; impeccable judgment and proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in English and French required.
  • Ability to travel to developing countries up to 10% of the time.
  • Experience living, working, or conducting volunteer work in developing countries 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

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., and may require up to 10% international travel.


Associate Editor

(February 28, 2017) The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) provides objective, reliable, data-driven information on population trends and their implications for society and policy. PRB seeks a creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented associate editor to join our award-winning Communications & Marketing Department in the Washington, D.C. office. 

Reporting to the editorial director, the associate editor will apply his or her skills to a wide variety of content, including reports, briefs, blog posts, web articles, newsletters, data sheets, and marketing collateral. The associate editor will also take part in planning and execution of content dissemination through multiple channels, including through social media platforms, as well as conduct general administrative functions within the department.

Responsibilities: 

Editorial (75%)

  • Perform both substantive editing and copyediting on PRB publications and digital content.
  • Write content summary texts such as web landing pages and key messages.
  • Assist in production planning and management for publications.
  • Manage the PRB Blog production schedule and work with staff on blog posts.
  • Ensure adherence to PRB style and quality standards in print and digital products.
  • Conduct quality checks on PRB products.
  • Manage content rights and use permission requests.

Marketing, Dissemination, and Administration (25%)

  • Support development of dissemination strategies, including development of key messages from content products.
  • Manage inventories of PRB promotional materials; explore new ideas for promotional materials.
  • Support preparations for events and conferences, such as at the Population Association of America annual meeting.
  • Assist with publications management for PRB’s publications room, PRB meeting spaces, production files, and PRB inventory. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; English or Communications degree preferred.
  • Strong and demonstrated editorial and writing skills.
  • At least three years of related experience in an editorial or communications department, ideally in a mission-driven non-profit, 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.
  • 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 commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement plans.

Applications: 

Please send letter, resume, and one non-academic writing sample to: jobs@prb.org. 

This position is located in Washington, D.C.


Senior Policy Analyst

(November 30, 2016) PRB is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to serve as a staff member of the Global Partnerships’ Department and as a member of the team for an anticipated regional project in West Africa. The project—expected to be awarded in early 2017 through a competitive process—will be supported under the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) initiative, implemented by UNFPA and funded by the World Bank and beneficiary countries. The purpose of SWEDD is to empower women and adolescent girls, facilitating their access to quality reproductive health, infant, and maternal health services in six West African countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. Specifically, the project aims to create multimedia presentations focused on achieving the demographic dividend: www.prb.org/Multimedia/Video/2013/ demographic-dividend-engage.aspx. Target audiences include high-level government leaders, policymakers, program officials, and journalists, among others, at national and subnational levels.

Under the SWEDD Project, the Senior Policy Analyst will serve as a PRB country lead in one or more countries, responsible for working closely with the host institution and managing all country activities. The country lead serves as the project’s primary point of contact with the UNFPA country office, facilitates working group meetings, leads workplan and materials production for the country, ensures the timely development of the advocacy tools, and assists local partners in designing and implementing a policy-communication strategy tailored to the specific needs of the country.

As a member of the Global Partnership team, the Senior Policy Analyst will be expected to provide technical leadership and management oversight on selected activities. Responsibilities could include researching and writing policy-relevant materials; facilitating policy communication training sessions; contributing to audience outreach; monitoring, documenting, and evaluating activities; and representing PRB at conferences and meetings. The Senior Policy Analyst must have a working proficiency or fluency in French. The position is full time and based in Washington, D.C. Travel to selected West Africa countries is expected to be about 35 percent over the course of a year.

Key SWEDD Responsibilities:

  • Establish and facilitate in-country task forces of key stakeholders to provide guidance and oversight on project activities, develop multimedia presentations and advocacy materials, and mobilize interest in using the advocacy tools.
  • In preparation for developing multimedia presentations, work with PRB policy analysts and program assistants to collect demographic, health, social sector, and economic data from different sources as needed.
  • Lead in the conceptualization of presentation story lines, key messages, and graphics for the multimedia presentations that explore family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, youth, education, labor, and economic development—all themes/sectors implicated in achieving the demographic dividend.
  • Facilitate discussions with local stakeholders to develop strategic, nationwide policy communication plans for delivering the presentation(s) and advocacy materials with the purpose of advancing selected policies and programs. 
  • Assist local stakeholders with implementing in-country communication strategies, which could include conducting a rapid policy environment assessment and arranging policy dialogue opportunities for high-level policymakers at national and subnational levels.
  • Ensure activities are technically and financially on track including development and oversight of workplans and budgets.
  • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation strategies that successfully capture outcomes and impacts. 

Global Partnerships Department tasks include the following:

  • Provide technical and editorial input on PRB’s materials on international population, health, and reproductive health topics. Tasks could include conducting background research on topics, drafting publications, and coordinating with various PRB staff involved in production and dissemination.
  • Participate in developing innovative ways to communicate information about family planning and reproductive health to a range of global and national policy audiences.
  • Help to organize and facilitate PRB’s policy communication workshops including preparing materials and training agendas.
  • Prepare or contribute to technical and program-related reports, including presentations, policy briefs, and annual reports.
  • Participate in PRB new business development.
  • Represent PRB in professional conferences, seminars, and possibly on selected technical committees.

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.
  • Fluent in English; working proficiency or fluency in French with the ability to conduct meetings 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.
  • 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).
  • Availability to travel up to 35 percent time, including to high-risk 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: 

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to “Senior Policy Analyst” at jobs@prb.org.

This position is located in Washington, D.C. but requires about 35 percent travel overseas.


Policy Communication Specialists

Consultant Summary

(September 6, 2016) PRB is searching for Policy Communication Specialists to serve as consultants for an anticipated regional project in West Africa. The project— expected to be awarded in late 2016 through a competitive process—will be supported under the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) initiative, implemented by UNFPA and funded by the World Bank and beneficiary countries. The purpose of SWEDD is to empower women and adolescent girls, facilitating their access to quality reproductive health, infant, and maternal health services in six West African countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. Specifically, the project aims to create multimedia presentations focused on achieving the demographic dividend: http://www.prb.org/Multimedia/Video/2013/demographic-dividend-engage.aspx. Target audiences include high-level government leaders, policymakers, program officials, and journalists, among others, at national and subnational levels.

Consultants will serve as technical leads or support staff to PRB country leads, helping to design communication strategies, facilitate working group meetings, collect relevant data and evidence to support key messages, and tailor multimedia presentations for the specific indicators and needs of the country. Consultants must have a working proficiency or fluency in French. While the work will be implemented in West Africa, the consultant will work closely with and be accountable to the PRB project management and graphic design team at the PRB office located in Washington D.C. Travel to selected West Africa countries is expected to be about 35% over the course of a year

Primary Responsibilities

PRB has the digital and graphic skills to produce the multimedia presentations, and will be responsible for the actual presentation production. The roles and responsibilities of the consultant could include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following activities:

  • Assist PRB with establishing a task force of key stakeholders in country to provide guidance and oversight on project activities, develop the presentations, and mobilize interest in using the presentation(s) as an advocacy tool. The Task Force will comprise an estimated 10-15 individuals.
  • Facilitate up to four task force meetings in collaboration with the PRB team and/or other selected stakeholders.
  • In preparation for developing the multimedia presentations, assist with collecting various demographic, health, social sector, and economic data from different sources if needed. The type of data collected will depend on presentation storylines and information needs.
  • In collaboration with task force members and PRB, conceptualize presentation story lines and graphics for the multimedia presentations that explore family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, education, labor, and economic development—all themes/sectors implicated in achieving the demographic dividend.
  • In collaboration with task force members and PRB, develop a strategic, nationwide policy communication plan for delivering the presentation(s) that includes communication objectives and anticipated results, key messages for different audiences, best channels and timeframes for reaching those audiences, and an implementation plan.
  • Organize presentation launch and policy dialogue events (as time and funds permit), including one for high-level officials (Ministers) and one for members of parliament. Responsibilities could include: organizing the events and developing the agenda in collaboration with task force members/PRB.
  • In close collaboration with local stakeholders, produce a set of materials to accompany the presentation(s) using multimedia presentation graphics to illustrate salient points.
  • Assist with organizing an event for local journalists to strengthen reporting skills of selected journalists on the demographic dividend.
  • Support and facilitate a training of trainers on how to present and use the multimedia presentation(s) and materials as advocacy tools. 

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health or a related field (e.g., public policy, demography, health economics, sociology).
  • Fluent in English; working proficiency or fluency in French with the ability to conduct meetings and prepare correspondence and documents.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in successfully designing, implementing, and managing policy advocacy projects in Africa (West Africa preferred).
  • Demonstrated technical experience in two or more of the following content areas: family planning, maternal and child health, population dynamics, adolescent RH, women’s education.
  • Experience using data and evidence to advocate for policy change, conduct policy analyses, and design advocacy strategies.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, oral presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Solid skills in interpreting data, synthesis, and reporting.
    • Demonstrated ability to work constructively through local partners, host country governments, and international donor agencies.
    • Ability to work effectively in teams and with professionals at different levels (such as in-country partners, international technical organizations, and donors).
    • Demonstrated activity management experience including negotiating work plans, ensuring quality and timeliness of technical deliverables, managing subawards, and financial management.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with attention to detail.
    • Availability to travel up to 35% percent time, including to high-risk countries.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to “Policy Communication Specialist” at jobs@prb.org.


The Population Reference Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.


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.

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.