About the Role
Exemplars in Global Health (“EGH”) aims to adapt successful global health solutions to new contexts by conducting research and analysis to improve funding and policy decisions, both internally and externally. Our goals are to produce high quality research to drive improvements in how policymakers and funders deal with the most pressing global health challenges.
A successful candidate will be excited to contribute to the end-to-end success of innovative global health research into the drivers of progress on women’s health around the world. The candidate will specifically be embedded in the team focused on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR), family planning (FP), and women’s health and well-being across the life course (WHW); this role will focus most substantially on ASRHR, including ongoing research in Cameroon, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nepal, and Rwanda.
The candidate will work to (1) shape and contribute to the research led by our partners across multiple countries, (2) guide that research through a translation and publication process for impact and so it is accessible to a broader audience, with the help of journalists, designers, and web developers, and (3) coordinate and manage engagement with external stakeholders (e.g., health ministries, multilateral institutions, funders, technical advisors), including shaping our approach to engaging external stakeholders and driving continuous improvement of engagement and partnership models on the women’s health team.
Ultimately, we seek to create a compelling research product that will support policy makers, funders, advocates, and academics to improve the quality of global health decisions.
You are the ideal candidate if you are:
A strong problem solver: You can break down problems using structure and logic and find a smart solution that fits with the bigger picture.
An efficient and diligent researcher: You can scour published resources and quickly gain an understanding of “the story” and key takeaways around the research.
Data-driven and analytical: You believe that anything worth doing is worth measuring and love using data to drive insights. You are driven by intellectual curiosity.
Flexible: You can juggle multiple tasks and priorities and thrive in environments with ambiguity and rapid change. You are just as comfortable engaging with high-level stakeholders as you are scheduling meetings and synthesizing information for diverse audiences.
A strong and concise communicator: You can quickly and effectively communicate your ideas or explain your thinking to bring others along both verbally and via written communications. Adept at creating and leveraging data visualizations, charts and slides to enable team’s engagement with partners & stakeholders.
Able to work with diverse stakeholders: You are able to understand the working styles, needs of a wide variety of stakeholders, and adapt effectively (e.g., academics, executives, creative designers).
The individual taking on this important role will be responsible for a wide range of activities and relationships, including but not limited to:
Research partner and project management (30%): Collaborate with academic research partners, subject matter experts, and external stakeholders to shape and drive multi-country ASRHR research. Key activities include developing and overseeing workback plans for research and impact milestones, defining meeting goals and synthesizing key takeaways, and leading both external communications and internal leadership updates. May also include scientific literature reviews and data analysis or performing deep dives on specific policy or content bodies of work.
Partnership engagement strategy development and execution (30%): Support partnership identification, engagement, and dissemination strategy development and execution to drive projects towards achieving impact goals; manage communications and materials development for key external engagements and meetings; continuously monitor and refine the team’s engagement and partnership model and help to codify best practices for both topic specific and cross-topic learning.
Research synthesis and development of materials (20%): With research partners, conduct synthesis of findings and generate materials tailored for different target end user audiences.
Data and analytics (10%): Lead rapid data and analytics workstreams in partnership with leading research partners and to answer policy and strategy questions for internal and external decision-makers.
Special projects (10%): Support high-priority efforts as opportunities arise. Own personal learning agenda related to topic areas and broader global health dialogue.
2-4+ years in an analytically and programmatically rigorous environment - data and analytics or global health research, management consulting experience preferred
Familiarity with basic dynamics of the global health ecosystem, through past work and/or educational background
Experience organizing and driving complex projects while effectively balancing multiple priorities on tight timelines
Track record of increasing responsibility and cultivating strong relationships with partner organizations
Strong communication skills, including strong writing, presentations, and ability to efficiently synthesize materials
Proven analytical capability, including significant experience analyzing large data sets in Excel, Stata, R, or similar software
Ideal opportunity for someone interested in contributing to a rigorous, research-based agenda across health and life sciences, with a particular focus on global adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights
French language skills a plus
Participation in team learning sessions with external and internal global health thinkers and leaders
Opportunities for participation in select Gates Ventures events, speaker series, and learning opportunities
Active mentorship and career coaching opportunities