Open Positions

  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Program Assistant, Communications & Marketing Department
  • Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
  • Senior Communication Specialist
  • Policy Analyst (People, Health, Planet)
  • Policy Analyst

Senior Policy Analyst

(October 19, 2017)PRB is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to serve as a staff member of PRB’s International Programs (IP) department and work in a team-oriented environment with both technical and management (team leader) responsibilities. S/he will 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.


Program Assistant, Communications & Marketing Department

(October 3, 2017) The Program Assistant will work in the Population Reference Bureau’s Communications & Marketing Department. The communications assistant will be an integral part of the communications team and play a role in all aspects of the team’s activities. The position will contribute to PRB’s goal of providing objective, reliable, and timely information on population and health trends and their implications, both in the U.S. and globally.

The Program Assistant, reporting to the Editorial Director, will be responsible for supporting a busy and multitasking communications staff in project and non-project duties, including, but not limited to, administrative support, research, social media support, meeting preparation and reporting, project tracking, expense accounting, resource management, and various daily duties. The position requires a self-starter who takes a professional approach to work, is highly organized and has a keen interest in learning how a communications department functions. Strong social media skills also are highly desirable.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Track media coverage and maintain a media tracking spreadsheet.
  • Assist with planning and managing events, including for the annual Population Association of America conference.
  • Gather and input data for PRB’s monitoring, learning, and evaluation tracking system.
  • Assist with social media activity, for example, through Twitter and Facebook posts.
  • Assist with member/donor tracking and management, including compiling reports and analyzing transaction activity in PRB’s NetForum member/donor database;
  • Provide knowledge management support to the Communications & Marketing Department through organization and maintenance of electronic and paper resources and files.
  • In coordination with the Editorial Director, draft and distribute meeting agendas; take and distribute meeting notes.
  • Manage Communications Department contact lists.
  • Manage an electronic photo library, including updating crediting and licensing details, and tagging photos.
  • Compile and summarize statistics for PRB’s web and social media traffic.
  • Manage and restock PRB marketing collateral.

Additional Duties will include:

  • Assist with monthly invoice management, including monthly departmental AMEX bills.
  • Respond to user inquiries coming through PRB’s web platforms.
  • File copyrights with the Library of Congress for select PRB publications (Population Bulletins; WPDS; other major topical data sheets).
  • Procure business cards and PRB collateral for staff as needed.
  • Ensure sufficient quantities of PRB documents, both available for external requests and for use in-house in the lobby and elsewhere.
  • Assist with maintaining wall of fame and other office wall features.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a social science, health, journalism or international development.
  • Strong editorial, writing, and computer skills.
  • Web/social media skills a strong plus, particularly knowledge of HTML and content management systems.
  • At least one year of experience working in a busy office environment, preferably in a communications department and/or with a globally-oriented organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple, varied tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated research skills, especially online
  • Solid people skills; ability to communicate professionally with others.
  • Interest in population issues, demography and/or data analysis is a plus.
  • Knowledge of French language is a plus.

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

Applications: Apply for this job online

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


Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

(October 2, 2017) 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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Applications: Apply for this job online

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

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


Policy Analyst (People, Health, Planet)

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

Primary Responsibilities

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

Secondary Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Applications: Apply for this job online

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

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


Policy Analyst

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

Primary Responsibilities

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

Secondary Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

Applications: Apply for this job online

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

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



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.