Demographic Dividend Research Consultant

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Job Description

PRB is a mission-driven organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a large portfolio of international programs. PRB researchers, data analysts, policy advisors, and communications experts help policymakers and advocates understand and leverage data and research from the population, health, and demographic fields. PRB’s vision is a world in which decisionmakers improve the health and well-being of all people through evidence-based policies and practices. Visit https://www.prb.org/about/ to learn more.

Under the USAID-funded Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, PRB works closely with global actors, national and local governments, USAID missions, and civil society to build champions, bridge sectors, and distill evidence through data-driven, innovative products. PACE ensures that family planning, reproductive health, and population issues are recognized as key to sustainable and equitable economic growth and development. PACE is seeking a research consultant to support our robust portfolio of activities related to the demographic dividend, including the Four Dividends analysis.

Scope of Work & Qualifications

Tasks and Deliverables

  • Analyze the relationship between median age and development metrics across multiple sectors, such as employment, health, education, agriculture, income, and gender.
  • Revise analysis based on comments by internal and external reviewers.
  • Develop text and graphics summarizing findings for integration into a web-based interactive visualization.
  • Maintain organized and detailed do-files, methods, data files, and other records related to the analysis.
  • Support ideation on key analytic and policy research themes around population and economic relationships in low-income countries.
  • Support development of policy communications products, including data visualizations, fact sheets, or summary reports.
  • Complete additional demographic analyses as directed by PRB staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter and recent literature: fertility, age structure, and the demographic transition; population and economic relationships including the demographic dividend; family planning and reproductive health;
  • Advanced experience cleaning, managing and analyzing complex quantitative data using multivariate statistical models, preferably with a record of published research studies;
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Current graduate students or Master’s/PhD holders preferred, especially with a focus in demography or public health;
  • Ability to translate research findings into compelling graphics and data visualizations;
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills. French is a plus;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • GIS/mapping skills are a plus.

Application Instructions

Applicants may be based anywhere in the world; however, due to funder requirements, must be a national of the U.S. or a developing country on this list. Please note that all work produced under this consultancy will remain the intellectual property of PRB.

Interested and qualified consultants should submit the following information by 5:00 PM EDT on Thursday, October 15, 2020:

  • Current CV;
  • Sample of original writing (published or unpublished) in English demonstrating knowledge of the subject matter of this consultancy. 2-5 pages preferred;
  • Daily rate;
  • Nationality of applicant.

The subject line should be: Demographic Dividend Research Consultancy.

About the Organization

The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. Inform. PRB analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide the most objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in a format that is easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision makers alike. Empower. Our commitment to putting information into action sets us apart. PRB builds coalitions and conducts workshops around the world to give our key audiences the tools they need to understand and communicate effectively about population issues. Advance. PRB works to ensure that policymakers in developing countries and in the United States rely on sound evidence, rather than anecdotal or outdated information, when creating population, health, and environmental policies.

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