TITLE: Staff Associate, HIV and AIDS Program
REPORTING TO: Associate I, HIV and AIDS Program
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY: Depends on qualifications and experience.
ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: Two years, renewable by mutual consent and availability of funding
POSITION SUMMARY: The Staff Associate I will contribute to the design, implementation, data management and analysis, and publication of evaluation and operations research (OR) activties for the Population Council’s HIV and AIDS Program. Key responsibilities include drafting research protocols and data collection instruments; preparing data analysis plans; ensuring quality of data collection; overseeing data management; conducting data analysis; and contributing to the synthesis and dissemination of study results. Significant effort will be devoted to evaluation and OR activities for the Link Up project: a five-country (Bangladesh, Burma, Burundi, Ethiopia and Uganda) project addressing integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services for young people. The Staff Associate will also contribute to other research activities within the HIV and AIDS program.The ideal candidate will have strong skills in research management, quantitative data analysis, data management, and oral and written communications, as well as experience conducting research in developing countries on topics related to SRH and/or HIV and AIDS.
1. Collaborate with the study PI, other project staff, and partner organizations to design and implement evaluation and OR studies, including:
a. Drafting protocols and data collection tools, including coordinating the compilation and integration of partner inputs for revisions.
b. Preparing IRB submissions and managing revision processes.
c. Developing study procedures, work plans, and other study-related documentation.
2. Ensure the quality, ethics, and timeliness of study data by:
a. Overseeing the planning for and management of fieldwork, including setting up data management and quality control systems and training data collection staff.
b. Conducting on-site monitoring of data collection, troubleshooting problems, and providing regular updates to the PI.
c. Overseeing data management and cleaning.
d. Providing technical assistance to build capacity of local data collection partners and staff in areas such as research design, data collection, and quality assurance monitoring.
3. Contribute to the publication and dissemination of study findings by:
a. Analyzing data using descriptive, multivariate, and related statistical procedures ; presenting results in tabular and graphic form.
b. Designing and participating in data analysis and interpretation meetings.
c. Writing or contributing to study reports and presentations.
d. Participating as a contributing author in peer-reviewed publications.
1. Master’s degree in Public Health or related field and at least three years professional work experience.
2. Familiarity with the application of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and indicators.
3. Knowledge of evaluation research methods and analysis techniques.
4. Experience cooperating with research investigators to design and manage field-based research in developing country settings.
5. Ability to conduct data management and statistical analyses using quantitative analysis software (such as Stata or SPSS).
6. Substantive knowledge of SRH and/or HIV literature and programming in developing countries.
7. Excellent English language oral and written communication skills, including d emonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
8. Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
9. Demonstrated ability to work independently and under deadline, manage time efficiently, troubleshoot, prioritize, multi-task, and respond to rapidly changing priorities.
10. Self-confidence and ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
11. Willingness to travel internationally.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of country offices. We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in this position, please apply at:
The Population Council provides equal opportunity; it does not discriminate against any person with regard to age, color, creed, national origin, disability, political belief, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Decisions on employment are based on an individual’s qualifications as related to the position for which s/he is being considered. The Council especially encourages applications from qualified women and members of minority groups. The Population Council is international in the composition of its board of trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and deployment of its activities.