Advertised Summary Job Description: The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, seeks a Program Officer to work with on a grant that will document the impact of the 'Global Gag Rule' on the provision of and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, beginning in Kenya. The Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health (HDPFH) focuses on the health needs and rights of diverse populations in communities across the globe. Concentrating on undeserved populations, the department addresses a wide range of challenges to health, focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights, forced migration, child and adolescent health, environmental justice, and complex health systems. The HDPFH uses varied interdisciplinary scientific and technological approaches and a justice framework to understand factors undermining health and wellbeing to shift policy and practice.
HDPFH is looking for a Program Officer to coordinate a new grant to study the impact of the expanded 'Global Gag Rule' (GGR) on the access to and utilization of contraception, abortion and related SRH services, including at the clinic and provider levels. This impact assessment will be piloted in Kenya, where the impact of the GGR is expected to be significant, and potentially in additional countries. The Program Officer will contribute substantially to program administration, literature reviews, study design, data analysis, and reporting. The Program Officer will work closely with department faculty and staff, representatives of partner organizations, and foreign consultants.
Specific Responsibilities: --Assist in drafting documents, protocols, study tools, policy briefs; Manage and assist with data collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data sets; Submit and manage institutional ethical review board applications; Conduct literature reviews; Manage the hiring of consultants and ensure their timely payments; Work with department faculty and staff to write articles for peer reviewed academic journals on issues related to SRH; Work with research team to write up findings for reports; Coordinate logistics for partner meetings overseas and domestically; Assist in program development and related research; Assist with other tasks, as requested. This position may require some international travel.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge and interest in the reproductive, sexual, and maternal/newborn health fields Experience working on global projects, especially in sub-Saharan Africa Strong communication skills 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: Fluency in English and proficiency in second language preferred (Spanish or French) Experience working on contraceptive or abortion issues preferred MPH preferred
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