Organization: Global Health Corps
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018
This position is a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship role. GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.
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.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental research organization that confronts critical health and development issues, from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health, and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, we work with our partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world.
In Zambia, the Population Council initiates, as well as collaborates on, research that contributes to achievement of global and national outcome goals in sexual and reproductive health (SRH), HIV/AIDS, and poverty, gender and youth. The work entails helping the country to achieve its family planning and reproductive health targets, including the Family Planning 2020 goals, helping mitigate the effect and curtail the spread of HIV, and addressing the social dimensions of poverty and underlying causes, as well as helping address the effects of gender inequality. The Population Council has a particular interest in youth, especially the discrepancies in opportunity that arise during adolescence and the critical requirements for attaining a successful and productive adulthood.
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