- $71,600 Yearly
PRB is seeking a policy analyst to provide technical support to activities in the International Programs (IP) department, primarily on the USAID-funded MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator (MKA) project. MKA collates, analyzes, synthesizes, and packages data, knowledge, learning, and stories for improved maternal, newborn, child health, family planning, and reproductive health (MNCH/FP/RH) programming around the world. This position will largely focus on the project’s efforts to provide our internal and external partners with the right information to inform their work and learn from each other through reflection and adaptation by developing tools, resources, and events that facilitate exchange of technical knowledge within and beyond the MOMENTUM suite.
This position is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with an interest in contributing to learning and knowledge sharing as part of a USAID flagship global health investment. The ideal candidate for this position will thrive in highly collaborative settings and will have experience working with and managing the interests of diverse stakeholders. Finally, the successful applicant will have fluency in English and ideally a high level of working proficiency in French, including excellent writing skills and the ability to present and lead discussions in both languages.
Under the supervision of a senior policy advisor and working closely with several teams, the successful candidate will:
- Support implementation of the MOMENTUM learning agenda, which systematically captures and analyzes information from across the MOMENTUM suite. Tasks may include preparing learning topic reference sheets; collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data; preparing content and helping organize learning exchanges; drafting learning briefs and case studies; and designing and implementing ways to share learning across the suite of awards and beyond.
- Expand the reach and promote use of MOMENTUM’s technical insights by intended audiences and support capture and documentation of outcomes of use. Tasks may include drafting, supplementing, and implementing dissemination plans; developing messages to enhance the appeal of technical resources for varied audiences; sharing resources with regional and country-based audiences; and engaging with target audience members to learn about practical application and use.
- Draft and/or provide technical input on diverse MKA materials related to maternal, newborn, and child health, reproductive health and family planning, youth, gender, and other topics. Tasks may include conducting background research by gathering literature; analyzing data; synthesizing information from several projects and activities; interpreting key information; drafting implications and recommendations; and revising content based on internal and external review.
- Manage the planning and successful execution of one or more activities. Tasks may include: providing support and oversight of partners, consultants, and contractors; developing activity goals, plans, and timelines; monitoring activity timelines, deliverables, and results; and overseeing workplans and budgets.
- Represent MKA at conferences, events, and meetings, including designing sessions to be participatory, dynamic, and effective. Tasks may include developing agendas; drafting and reviewing presentations; identifying potential speakers and participants; supporting the facilitation of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events; and taking notes and preparing technical writeups.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, international affairs, or another field related to the scope of this position, plus seven or more years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Cross-cultural competencies including effective and appropriate communication in intercultural situations. This could be demonstrated by, for example, experience managing activities for international groups; working or studying abroad; and/or experience working with people from international backgrounds.
- Fluency in English required with full professional proficiency in French strongly preferred. Professional fluency includes the ability to lead and facilitate meetings with native speakers and prepare and interpret correspondence and documents.
- Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas: global health research and/or programming; maternal, newborn, and child health, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; knowledge management; strategic communications.
- Experience collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data.
- Experience working in low- and middle-income countries, preferably on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and/or child health.
- Experience working on USAID-supported projects is a plus.
- Demonstrated activity management success, including developing workplans, ensuring quality and timeliness of technical deliverables, and managing budgets.
- Interpersonal skills to work respectfully and collegially in teams, including with diverse partners and project funders, and to adapt to shifting priorities and timelines.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills with attention to detail.
- Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, adhering to deadlines.
Please remember to upload a resume and cover letter when applying. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted.
The PRB office is located in Washington, D.C.; however, the physical location for this position is flexible and may be remote. The successful candidate will be willing to travel internationally, including to low- and middle-income countries, as requested.
Population Reference Bureau IncWashington, DC
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