Population Services International

  • Research and Program Analyst

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/8/2018 1:30 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technical Health Areas
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Research and Program Analyst

    Family Planning and Reproductive Health Department

    Based in Washington, DC

    Up to 30% international travel

    Reports to the Reproductive Health Research Advisor

    Term: 19-month full-time assignment

    This position is contingent on funding being awarded expected June 1, 2018.


    Who we are


    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!


    The Consumer’s Market for Family Planning (CM4FP) will be a new research project designed to provide relevant, high quality evidence on the consumer’s perception of the family planning market in two countries. The design of CM4FP draws on the designs of the FPwatch project for family planning and the ACTwatch project for malaria (http://www.actwatch.info/). The project will collect longitudinal data from all outlets in selected project areas, four rounds of data from women living in the project areas via household-based surveys, and data from clients exiting facilities and outlets in the project areas via client exit surveys. The outlet surveys will collect information about family planning commodity and service delivery availability, price, and market share and the household surveys will collect information from the consumer on family planning use, access, and perception of the supply market to explore local supply and demand interaction. The approach to collecting data from all outlets in the project areas (via a census-based approach) will also be compared to the approaches employed by other large-scale surveys such as PMA2020 and the DHS.


    PSI seeks a Research and Program Analyst for the CM4FP research project.  The Research and Program Analyst loves data – cleaning, analyzing, managing, organizing, presenting and disseminating – loves the power of data and enjoys helping others learn how to use data, particularly for decision–making. The Analyst is also very detail oriented and loves organization.


    The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to provide input to the design of research and data collection, conduct independent analysis, communicate methods and results, and ensures that the wheels of the program are running smoothly and efficiently. 


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    • Provide statistical inputs for CM4FP protocol development, including sample size calculations, analysis plans, and data cleaning and quality management
    • Provide remote and in-country support for data collection activities
    • Lead team of data analysts to clean all incoming data, working within a strict timeline for turnaround of analysis-ready datasets
    • Oversee annual program reporting to the donor
    • Responsible for timely and high-quality project knowledge management
    • Monitor expenditures against budgets
    • Identify innovative ways for sharing and communicating study findings to a range of national and international stakeholders


    What are we looking for?

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
    • 3+ years of professional experience in public health, epidemiology, econometrics, or other related field
    • Knowledge of statistical methodologies for quantitative research including analysis of survey data and longitudinal data
    • Demonstrated quantitative data management and analysis skills required. Proficiency using Stata required
    • Demonstrated project management experience required
    • Demonstrated experience in cleaning and analyzing complex quantitative data
    • Experience developing and carrying out analyses to answer targeted questions, including compiling and managing data and interpreting and sharing results
    • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills
    • Must possess excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position



    This position is contingent on funding being awarded expected June 1, 2018.



    • Exempt


    *Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.



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