Open Positions

  • Kenya Consultant
  • Journalist Trainer
  • Senior Business Development Associate
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
  • Senior Communication Specialist

Kenya Consultant for County Health Financing and Advocacy

PRB seeks the services of a consultant technical specialist in health financing and advocacy, to support the roll out of the PACE Kenya Yr. 3 county component for Narok and Busia counties and contribute to building the capacity of the PACE Kenya team. The consultant will provide technical support on all health budget advocacy activities on the PACE Kenya workplan. Drawing on his/her experience in health financing and public financial management, the consultant will guide the strategic direction of the programme’s work on health budget advocacy, particularly for family planning, ensuring that it is evidence based, technically sound, and appropriately contextualised. The consultant will also support the development of technical resources such as training materials, fact sheets, and how-to guides to support effective budget advocacy efforts by Narok and Busia Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Working closely with the Kenya PACE team, the consultant will ensure quality work on health budget analysis and budget advocacy and provide strategic support to guide related activities and provide remote and in-person capacity building to strengthen the teams’ ability to advocate for increased spending on health, particularly family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Technical support on health budget advocacy to PACE Kenya team and CSOs.
  • Develop training materials and other technical resources to guide PACE Kenya on how to undertake budget related advocacy.
  • Work with PACE Kenya team to support Narok and Busia CSOs to more effectively engage in national accountability platforms with a special focus on GFF.
  • Lead development of presentations/briefs for the counties and USAID monthly briefings.
  • Build skills of the PACE team (Kenya and US home office) in budget analysis and budget advocacy to ensure the implementation of high quality evidence-based approaches.
  • Support the development of key technical outputs such as budget advocacy strategies; advocacy and communications materials; PowerPoint presentations for high-level meetings; and monitoring reports.
  • Ensure quality key technical outputs relating to health budget advocacy.

2. Provide technical support to implement county advocacy activities including:

  • Support the CHMT to review evidence to inform the MTEF process and carry out training to strengthen capacity of the CHMT.
  • Work with county stakeholders generate consensus on health sector priorities for FP and AYSRH.
  • Support advocacy activities with the county assembly and budget committee to ensure that FP and AYSRH are embedded as health sector priorities.

3. Strategic support to the design and implementation of PACE health budget advocacy programme in Kenya.

  • Support the PACE Kenya teams to effectively implement PACE Project advocacy and accountability approaches in Kenya to generate increased investment in RMNCAH, including Family Planning (FP), at the county level.
  • Lead the PACE Kenya team in preparing GFF proposals for Narok and Busia Counties.
  • Contribute to continuous learning and use of best practices in health budget advocacy among county teams by sharing regular updates on key events and latest materials.

4. Assist the Kenya team in preparing reports to USAID on county health financing work.

  • Complete timely entry of MLE data/reports.
  • Support relevant county health financing sections of PACE monthly, quarterly, and annual reports through written inputs and technical review.
  • Ensure quality key technical outputs on PACE M&E indicators.

Qualifications: An MSc in health economics, policy and health financing, financial management, health management, or related field.

Experience

  • Experience in health financing and public financial management
  • Experience providing technical support to the annual planning and budget process within a ministry of health or local health authority
  • Experience in budget tracking and budget analysis for use in decision-making and/or advocacy
  • Solid understanding of health systems including the relationship between national and decentralized levels
  • Experience in evidence-based advocacy for improved health outcomes
  • Experience of packaging and communicating information for different audiences in an engaging way.
  • Knowledge of family planning and/or reproductive maternal neonatal child and adolescent health (RMNCAH)

Timeline: This consultancy is expected to start on Dec. 1, 2017 and end on Mar. 30th, 2017 with the possibility of renewal.
Department: International Programs. PACE
Reports to the Regional Technical Advisor for East Africa and Kenya Country Lead
Location: based in Nairobi with regular/frequent travel to Narok and Busia counties

Applications: Apply for this job online


Senior Business Development Associate

PRB is looking for a Senior Business Development Associate who will support all aspects of our business development efforts. You will report to the Business Development Director and work closely with staff across the organization. You will be a key player as we pursue new opportunities and work to strengthen our BD systems. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute to all aspects of business development and help develop strong organizational systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as proposal manager/coordinator for small and renewal proposals, and as proposal coordinator for larger efforts. Includes logistical coordination of meetings; development of proposal schedules, compliance matrix, and outlines; targeted research; editing/writing of proposal components; formatting; coordination of proposal components including pricing, editing, and final packaging; and ensuring adherence to deadlines.
  • Develop proposal budgets and budget narratives that are in compliance with donor requirements and respond to programmatic and organizational needs. Compile required financial and institutional information. Serve as lead pricer for small proposals and contribute to larger efforts.
  • Help develop and manage BD resources – past proposals, capabilities statements, CVs, bios, etc.
  • Research and track new business opportunities across various donor and procurement websites and circulate to appropriate staff.
  • Provide research to support the analysis of donor trends, funding opportunities, specific procurements, and outreach for funding from a range of sources.
  • Serve as key administrative person to support all business development activities, including providing logistical support for meetings, maintaining and updating all files, and processing payments for consultants/advisors.
  • Maintain database of costs for standard items such as graphic design, printing, venue rental, editing, and translation services.
  • Contribute to developing, testing, and implementing improvements to existing processes, practices, templates, tools, and other resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, public health, social sciences, or related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience with business development and/or pricing/budgeting.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the interaction between budgets and corresponding activities.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel including outside funders and donors.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and Excel skills.
  • Experience in international health and development programs preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; French helpful.
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 10%.

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..


Journalist Trainer

PRB is expanding its training programs for journalists in developing countries, particularly in Francophone West Africa, and seeks a journalist trainer who will report to the program director for international media training. PRB has worked for more than 25 years to strengthen the news reporting skills of journalists in developing countries and to help them strengthen and raise the profile of their coverage of population, health, and environmental issues. Much of this work focuses on reproductive health and gender topics, including safe abortion. The ideal candidate will be fully proficient in French, will have worked either as a news media professional or with the news media as a trainer or educator, and have at least a basic understanding of public health challenges in developing countries. S/he also will have excellent writing and editing skills. The trainer will work with the program director for international media training to select journalists for workshops, seminars, and study tours; plan the agendas for these activities; and mentor the journalists after training sessions. S/he will also help with travel logistics for the journalists. As a facilitator of workshops and seminars, s/he will identify experts who can make interesting and informative presentations to journalists to increase their understanding of reproductive health issues and lead journalists through discussions and exercises that will help them improve their coverage of these issues to inform policymakers and the public. After training activities, s/he will maintain contact with the journalists through a list serve, keep them updated on new research, and mentor them as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify the training needs of journalists in countries where PRB is working and assist in the selection of journalists to participate in PRB programs.
  • Assist in designing and conducting workshops, seminars, and study tours tailored to the needs of journalists selected to participate.
  • Help develop and manage BD resources – past proposals, capabilities statements, CVs, bios, etc.
  • Develop, produce, and distribute materials that will help journalists report on the issues at hand.
  • Mentor journalists through story development.
  • Coordinate activities with other PRB staff.
  • Report to the program director for international media training.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eight or more years’ experience in journalism and/or communications
  • Strong communications and writing skills
  • Experience living and/or working in a developing country
  • Ability to work on short deadlines and adjust to shifting priorities
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics
  • Ability to travel 30 percent of the time to developing countries
  • Proficiency in French
  • Self-reliant and resourceful

Applications: Apply for this job online

Please remember to upload resume and cover letter in the “resume” section. Only finalists will be contacted. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C..


Senior Business Development Associate

PRB is looking for a Senior Business Development Associate who will support all aspects of our business development efforts. You will report to the Business Development Director and work closely with staff across the organization. You will be a key player as we pursue new opportunities and work to strengthen our BD systems. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute to all aspects of business development and help develop strong organizational systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as proposal manager/coordinator for small and renewal proposals, and as proposal coordinator for larger efforts. Includes logistical coordination of meetings; development of proposal schedules, compliance matrix, and outlines; targeted research; editing/writing of proposal components; formatting; coordination of proposal components including pricing, editing, and final packaging; and ensuring adherence to deadlines.
  • Develop proposal budgets and budget narratives that are in compliance with donor requirements and respond to programmatic and organizational needs. Compile required financial and institutional information. Serve as lead pricer for small proposals and contribute to larger efforts.
  • Help develop and manage BD resources – past proposals, capabilities statements, CVs, bios, etc.
  • Research and track new business opportunities across various donor and procurement websites and circulate to appropriate staff.
  • Provide research to support the analysis of donor trends, funding opportunities, specific procurements, and outreach for funding from a range of sources.
  • Serve as key administrative person to support all business development activities, including providing logistical support for meetings, maintaining and updating all files, and processing payments for consultants/advisors.
  • Maintain database of costs for standard items such as graphic design, printing, venue rental, editing, and translation services.
  • Contribute to developing, testing, and implementing improvements to existing processes, practices, templates, tools, and other resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, public health, social sciences, or related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience with business development and/or pricing/budgeting.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the interaction between budgets and corresponding activities.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel including outside funders and donors.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and Excel skills.
  • Experience in international health and development programs preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; French helpful.
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 10%.

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..


Senior Policy Analyst

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 provide technical leadership to PRB’s work on data-driven family planning and reproductive health evaluation, conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses, and lead the development of advocacy and communications materials. S/he will review PRB’s existing monitoring and evaluation resources and advise ways in which they may be made more rigorous. S/he will establish a quality assurance process for ensuring the accuracy of projections and other estimates used in PRB’s international products. This position requires a strong understanding of family planning and reproductive health programs in developing countries. It also requires skills in monitoring and evaluation, technical writing along with 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, including by linking family planning and population to broader economic and social development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads activities to develop PRB’s family planning datasheet, including negotiating and evaluating multiple sources of data to estimate family planning indicators. S/he will work with PRB’s senior demographer to guide thinking about use of data sources for PRB’s annual World Population Data Sheet.
  • Leads development of critical interactive resource that analyzes family planning investment priorities and policies critical to helping countries transition from low to high rates of modern contraceptive use (the S-Curve model). S/he will work with partners from USAID, Avenir Health, and Health Policy Plus to show how countries transition from low to high contraceptive coverage through development assistance in order to identify 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 leading an effort to build out initial work on the notion of age structure-related thresholds that limit/enable progress in health, education, economic growth, and political security (we call these the “four dividends”).
  • Contributes technical support to the Department for Population and Development in the Zambian Ministry of Plan to increase use of civil registration and to assist them with their population projections.
  • Establishes and oversees a quality assurance process for PRB’s international estimates and projections including estimates for a large abortion project starting in late 2017.
  • Identifies ways to increase the rigor of PRB’s monitoring and evaluation activities especially for its USAID-funded projects.
  • 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.
  • Supervises and mentors junior staff in conducting research, drafting findings, and writing content.
  • 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. Leads or contributes 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. Experience working in developing countries, especially in Africa and with African institutions, is required, preferably including FP/RH policy and advocacy technical assistance. Experience in francophone Africa a plus.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of family planning program measurement in developing country contexts.
  • Experience evaluating the quality of data sources, projections, and other estimates relevant to global family planning and reproductive health.
  • Experience implementing USAID monitoring and evaluation requirements across global health subsectors.
  • 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.
  • Professional proficiency in French preferred.
  • Availability to travel up to 30 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 30% international travel.


Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO provides executive, administrative, and development support to the President and Board of Directors, as well as the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and HR. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the President. The Executive Assistant serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.

Essential/Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists the President/CEO with daily administrative duties and completes a broad variety of administrative tasks that include managing an active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries and agendas and compiling documents for meetings.
  • Communicates with the general staff on the President/CEO’s behalf and coordinates logistics with high-level meetings both internally and externally. Coordinates meetings and strategic activities with the SLT, The Management Team (TMG), and members of PRB staff. (See Management Support.)
  • Communicates directly and on behalf of the President/CEO with Board members, donors, foundation staff, and others on matters related to programmatic initiatives as directed. (See Board Support.)
  • Conducts research on prospective corporate and foundation donors to identify and evaluate current needs and assembles materials needed for the proposals.
  • Drafts reports, letters of solicitation, proposals; prepares and coordinates oral and written communication with donors and prospects.
  • Supports President/CEO in his/her external commitments related to PRB, including service on external boards, committees and other groups.
  • Processes PRB's memberships with other organizations

HR Support

  • Administratively supports HR director (recruiting support, documents formatting, surveys set up and other administrative tasks), drafts emails and other PRB correspondence as directed.

Board Support and Liaison

  • Serves as the President’s administrative liaison to the Board of Directors and manages Board activities, which include coordinating semi-annual Board meetings and dinners; semi-annual Board staff lunches/receptions/new Board member orientations; arranging hotel accommodations for out-of-town Board members; processing travel reimbursement requests; and compiling, assembling, and distributing Board meeting materials. Research potential Board members for the Nomination Committee.
  • Coordinates Executive, Finance, Governance & Nominating, and Audit Committee meetings, maintains confidential files and contact information; coordinates meetings, conferences, and committees both on and off site to support the President’s agenda.
  •  Maintains Board portal (Directors Desk).

Management Liaison

  •  Participates as an adjunct member of the SLT including assisting in scheduling, attending meetings. Represents the President in designated meetings as required.
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings. Prepares an account of the meetings and designates and follows up on assigned action items.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Oversees the training and support of PRB’s Program Assistants.
  • Provide assistance as needed to front desk operations to include but is not limited to, answering phones, accepting package and other deliveries, lunchtime relief, and greeting and signing in visitors/guests.

Accountabilities

  • Position reports to the President/CEO and works directly with the Board of Directors.
  • Works directly with the Board Executive and Finance Committees.
  • Works directly with senior level staff and HR both internally and externally.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with social sciences background and an interest in national and global issues.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Five to ten years providing support for upper-level management in a related organization (i.e., population, social sciences, public health).

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to coordinate and conduct communications activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
  • Previous experience working with development and fundraising programs to increase donor contributions and funding sources.
  • Proficiency in Windows, including MS Word, EXCEL and PowerPoint; fund-raising data management systems knowledge helpful.
  • Ability to learn new software such as Doodle polls and Director’s Desk board portal.
  • Ability to conduct research and present data in a succinct and well-written manner.
  • Ability to work independently and with professional discretion.
  • Excellent writing, editing, grammatical, organizational, and research skills.
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people including major donors, Board members, foundation staff, colleagues of the president/CEO and staff, and others.
  • Knowledge of other languages and international customs is an asset; knowledge of French or Spanish is helpful.
  • Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.

Working Conditions/Other Data

  • Due to the confidentiality of the work, the functions of this position should be performed in a private office location.
  • Occasional travel may be involved.

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.


Senior Communication Specialist

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.




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.