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Global Health Corps Fellow, Global Health Qualitative and Policy Researcher

**Note: Global Health Corps fellow roles do not require a doctorate degree.

Role Overview
The Global Health Qualitative and Policy Researcher will have the opportunity to gain experience in implementation research by assisting senior researchers with analyzing qualitative data, conducting research, and disseminating findings to policymakers at Population Council, a world-leading reproductive health and social behavior research institution. The fellow will coordinate with Population Council staff both in Washington, DC and virtually with the New York and country offices (e.g. Nigeria, Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zambia) to develop and execute multiple research agendas over the year, with the goal of presenting research findings, writing policy briefs, and developing manuscripts for peer review in scientific journals. There will be opportunities to analyze qualitative datasets (including interviews, focus group transcripts, and policy documents) to answer high-priority health research questions identified in consultation with their supervisor. This role will give the fellow a global view of implementation research design and analysis in priority areas of global health including social and behavior change across a range of health topics, community health services, reproductive, maternal and newborn health interventions, adolescent girls programming and other topical domains relevant to health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.

– Collaborate with a senior analyst on projects already in the pipeline which focus on qualitative and policy analysis in line with the fellow’s skills and interests
– Collaborate with a senior analyst and others on the Frontline Health and Breakthrough RESEARCH teams to develop, implement, and execute an appropriate maternal and newborn health research strategy or on a related topic
– Synthesize and share research findings with the project team on an ongoing basis to inform the development of specific interventions for scaling up specific interventions at country level
– Liaise with country colleagues on developing policy briefs based on the research findings
– Co-develop a manuscript of completed research to submit to a peer reviewed publication

Skills and Experience
– Bachelor’s degree*
– Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy, monitoring and evaluation, or related field
– Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project*
– Experience conducting research and translating findings into deliverables like reports or summaries*
– Experience in qualitative and/or policy analysis*
– This can include one or both of the following:
– Qualitative analysis: Experience with reviewing healthcare interviews (users and providers); experience in coding/memo-ing, triangulating with fieldnotes, and interpreting the data; experience using – NVivo (preferred) or experience with other qualitative software or manual analysis of interview and focus group transcripts
– Policy analysis: Demonstrated prior experience and ability to draft policy briefs and reports
– Experience working with a team on client service oriented projects*
– Good writing skills, including familiarity with the peer review process
– Professional experience or academic coursework related to maternal and newborn health
– Ability to learn on the job
– Willingness to take initiative and work with inspiration and minimal direction once projects are agreed and assigned
– Self-starter and a strategic thinker, analytical and creative
– Ability to work independently and under pressure
– Ability to function well in a diverse, cross-cultural work environment
– Demonstrated interest in work that is focused on rights of childbearing women and a commitment to public health

Click Apply To the Role through application website link provided below.