Health Researcher

Global Health Corps
Lusaka, Zambia
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The Health Researcher will be based in Lusaka and will have the opportunity to gain experience in operations research with a world-leading reproductive health institution by working with senior research analysts to assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and policy research. S/he will work with Population Council staff to develop and execute multiple research agendas over the year, with the ultimate goal of presenting research findings and submitting manuscripts for peer review. There may be opportunities for the Health Researcher to utilize datasets (including interviews, focus group transcripts, household surveys, health facility assessments, and facility utilization data) in order to answer high priority public health research questions identified in consultation with their supervisor.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: Z09-Int
Job Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Knowledge Management, Research
Issue Area: Maternal and Child Health


Conduct analysis on projects already in the pipeline focusing on quantitative, qualitative, or policy analysis in line with the fellow’s skills and interests, with a senior researcher
Upon completion of research and analyses, formally present findings to a variety of stakeholders
Develop manuscripts of completed research and analyses to submit to peer reviewed publications

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant health or social science field (e.g. applied informatics, public health, epidemiology, demography, etc.)
Strong writing with the ability to present complex scientific topics clearly*
Experience in quantitative, qualitative, OR policy analysis. This includes one of the following*:
Quantitative analysis: experience with analytic software packages – R and Stata are preferred, although individuals with SPSS experience or other database management systems will be considered
Qualitative analysis: experience with market analysis or healthcare interviews; experience using NVivo is preferred, although manual analysis of interview and focus group transcripts is acceptable
Policy analysis: prior experience producing policy briefs and reports on healthcare finance
Experience submitting manuscripts for peer review
Project management skills, as evidenced by impressive past academic or professional results
Able to learn on the job
Willing to take initiative and work with inspiration and minimal direction once projects are agreed and assigned
Flexible and creative thinker
Self-starter who is organized, responsive to short timelines, inquisitive, and interested in a broad range of global health issues

Additional Information

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