Open Positions

  • Program Assistant
  • International Programs Fellowship
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Communication Specialists (Consultant)
  • West Africa Regional Policy Advisor

Program Assistant

(January 23, 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 and expense reports, editing and formatting workplans and annual reports, 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, and briefs. The Program Assistant will primarily support projects funded by USAID, but may also be called upon to support private donor-funded activities.

Primary 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

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with social sciences background and an interest in global health/development issues preferred; associate’s degree with additional experience considered.
  • Two to three years of related experience, preferably 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language preferred.
  • 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. 

Applications: 

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to “Program Assistant” 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.


International Programs Fellowship

(January 23, 2017) The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2017. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s PACE Project (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C., which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible and should not apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to external and internal requests for information on USAID family planning activities.
  • Support efforts of USAID/Washington, its overseas Missions, and implementing partners to strengthen capacity to monitor for compliance with U.S. family planning requirements within USAID programs through training facilitation, document review, and ongoing technical assistance.
  • Coordinate and liaise with colleagues in the Office of HIV/AIDS, Office of General Counsel, and regional bureaus.
  • Support the coordination of donor partnerships and U.S. government interagency collaboration at headquarters level.
  • Support the Office of Population and Reproductive Health’s senior policy advisor and members of office management with policy analysis and administrative duties.

Other duties and activities will be determined by the interests of the selected Fellow and the needs of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health.

Requirements:

  • B.A., B.S., or other undergraduate degree by June 2017.
  • Education and/or work experience related to international population/reproductive health policy or public health.
  • Strong writing, public speaking, and analytic skills; ability to effectively manage time and work with diverse personalities.
  • Dedication to advancing family planning and reproductive health issues and programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly assume additional responsibilities and complete tasks with limited oversight.

In addition, experience living outside of the United States and foreign-language facility (especially French) is highly desirable. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold an appropriate work visa and will need to get a security clearance.

The PRB International Programs Fellowship pays a stipend of $35,000-$40,000 per year plus benefits. The position is subject to the availability of funds. The Fellowship may involve foreign travel.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume directly to the address below. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s professional goals, her or his interest in the field of population/reproductive health, and why she or he is suited for the Fellowship. In addition, the candidate must arrange for two letters of recommendation from employers or professors to be sent by email to the same address.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be sent no later than 11:59pm EST Feb. 24, 2017.

Selection of the PRB International Programs Fellow will occur by spring 2017. All candidates will be notified of the selection decision by email.

Applications should be emailed to: IPFellows@prb.org


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 Analyst

(September 12, 2016) PRB is seeking a Policy Analyst to serve as a staff member of the Global Partnerships’ department and a member of the team 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.

Under the SWEDD Project, the Policy Analyst will serve as support 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. Additional tasks under the auspices of the Global Partnership Department could include contributing to researching and writing policy-relevant materials, facilitating communication workshops, contributing to audience outreach, monitoring and evaluating activities, and responding to ad hoc requests. The 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% over the course of a year.

Primary Responsibilities

Under the SWEDD Project:

  • Assist PRB with establishing and facilitating 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, assist with collecting various demographic, health, social sector, and economic data from different sources if needed.
  • Assist with conceptualizing presentation story lines 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.
  • Assist with developing strategic, nationwide policy communication plans 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.
  • Assist local stakeholders with implementing in-country communicating strategies, which could include organizing events for high-level policymakers at national and subnational levels.

Global Partnership Department tasks include the following:

  • Provide technical and editorial input on PRB’s materials on international population, health, reproductive health, and gender topics. Tasks could include conducting background research on topics, drafting publications, and coordinating with various PRB staff involved in production and dissemination.
  • Work closely with country leads and consultants who implement field-based program activities to provide activity monitoring and tracking, and administrative and logistic assistance as needed.
  • Participate in developing innovative ways to communicate information about family planning and reproductive health to a range of policy audiences in developing countries.
  • Helping to organize and facilitate PRB’s policy communication workshops including preparing materials and training agendas, and assisting with participant logistics.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in public health or a related field (e.g., public policy, demography, health economics, sociology).
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with developing country work preferred; experience in Francophone West Africa a plus.
  • Fluent in English; working proficiency or fluency in French.
  • 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/or design advocacy strategies.
  • 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 “Policy Analyst” at jobs@prb.org.

This position is located in Washington, DC but requires about 35% 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.


West Africa Regional Policy Advisor

(May 8, 2015) The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) seeks a West Africa Regional Policy Advisor to serve as the regional representative for PRB.  The Advisor will assist PRB with expanding its country programs in West Africa and its regional initiatives, raising the visibility of PRB-produced materials and products, forming lasting productive relationships with key stakeholders, and helping to identify new areas of opportunity.  The Advisor will also provide regional technical oversight for PRB activities in West Africa, including field support-funded activities under the USAID-funded Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project and technical assistance activities in support of an advocacy hub funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Bridging High-Impact Family Planning Communications and Advocacy project. The position will be located in West Africa with the exact location to be determined.

The West Africa Regional Policy Advisor will be responsible for liaising with key partners and donors in the field. The Advisor may also be asked to provide technical oversight of policy and communication activities in selected countries, help facilitate meetings or capacity building activities, and represent PRB at regional conferences or meetings. S/he will work in conjunction with the PRB East Africa Regional Policy Advisor in advising the Vice Presidents for International Programs and Global Partnerships.

Responsibilities

Specific tasks for the West Africa Regional Policy Advisor include the following:

  • Provide strategic direction and oversight and support for all projects in the West Africa region;
  • Provide technical oversight and support for all projects (liaising with team leads from PRB home office);
  • Identify new business opportunities for PRB to partner and/or bid for new projects;
  • Develop a monitoring (and implementing) framework for regional programs;
  • Provide leadership in and represent PRB in relevant regional and international meetings.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in public health, demography, social sciences, or other related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing complex policy communications, advocacy, and capacity building programs in Africa (West Africa preferred);
  • Holds established relationships with regional reproductive health and demographic institutions and stakeholders in countries throughout the region. Has firsthand knowledge of the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of these institution.
  • Significant experience in FP/RH;
  • Experience conducting policy analyses, using data and evidence to advocate for policy change, and designing advocacy strategies;
  • Solid skills in translating data, synthesizing, and writing for non-technical policy audiences;
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and oral presentation skills; proficiency in Skype, GoToMeeting and other web-based communication platforms;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships with stakeholders,  local partners, host country governments, and international donor agencies—especially USAID;
  • Must write and speak French fluently; proficient English speaking and writing skills preferred;  
  • Residence in West Africa

The Regional Advisor will be expected to travel up to 35 percent of her/his time.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to “West Africa Policy Advisor” 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.