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The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, seeks a Program Officer to work with the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD). The AMDD Program is a global program of research, advocacy, policy analysis and program support dedicated to the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity. In the eighteen years since its founding, AMDD and its partners have worked in some 50 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America with a focus on expanding the availability, quality and utilization of Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) as well as human resources for health, accountability, respectful maternity care, and healthcare in urban settings. AMDD has played an important role in the growing respectful maternity care (RMC) movement globally and within the US.
AMDD is looking for a Program Officer. The Officer will work primarily on a new grant to study the nature, causes and extent of mistreatment of women during childbirth, with a particular focus on racial disparities in New York City. The Officer will also spend time on AMDD's global work, including RMC in sub‐Saharan Africa, and health system accountability. The Program Officer will contribute substantially to study design and qualitative data analysis as well as program administration. The Program Officer will work closely with AMDD program staff to analyze qualitative data, engage with community based organizations throughout NYC, conduct literature reviews, assist in writing academic articles, and other tasks as they arise.
AMDD is looking for a candidate with experience working with communities of color on issues of sexual and reproductive justice.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
To be considered, candidates must complete the employment application in its entirety, including the employment and education sections.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge and interest in the reproductive and maternal/newborn health fields.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
Strong qualitative data analysis skills.
Ability to work independently with appropriate guidance.
Ability to multi‐task and meet deadlines while paying attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's in Public Health, Social Work, International Affairs or Public Policy.
Fluency in English and proficiency in second language preferred (Spanish or French).
Experience working on health care, promotion, or advocacy in the United States preferred.
Experience working with grassroots community groups preferred
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.