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Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment

The Center on Gender Equity and Health at UC San Diego (geh.ucsd.edu) is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to assist in designing and coordinating two large, multi-year studies on gender-based violence, family planning, and social networks and norms under the direction of Drs. Jay Silverman and Holly Shakya. The foci of these studies are 1) assessment and quantitative analyses of social networks as they relate to changes in family planning use and norms in rural Niger; 2) scaling and evaluation of a clinic-based program to reduce reproductive coercion, IPV, and unintended pregnancy in Kenya in partnership with the Ministry of Health (inclusive of recent adaptation studies in Mexico and Nigeria). The candidate must have completed a doctorate in public health or related field, possess strong quantitative analysis skills, have experience with large-scale survey research (preferably in LMIC settings), and have a publication record reflective of these skills and experiences. They also must have experience coordinating complex projects, and be able to travel internationally and physically relocate to San Diego. The selected postdoctoral fellow will be reviewed annually, with the duration of the appointment being up to three years. Interested individuals should send a brief cover letter and CVs to Drs. Silverman and Shakya at jgsilverman@health.ucsd.edu and hshakya@health.ucsd.edu.  

FP-EMERGE Consultant Recruitment

The Center on Gender Equity and Health at UC San Diego is looking for a short-term Consultant to work on analyzing quantitative data related to measurement of gender equity in family planning and work on products to be disseminated with the aim of impacting large-scale family planning surveys and programs. This is part of GEH’s efforts under the “Evidence-based Measures of Empowerment for Research on Gender Equality (EMERGE)” platform which is a one stop-shop for finding measures on gender equality and empowerment. The platform is designed as a repository of measures and resources around gender equality and empowerment for researchers and practitioners working on development, program monitoring and evaluation, and for consideration of state or national indicators to monitor progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Please email your CV, any published work and names of two references, with the subject line “FP-EMERGE Consultant – Analysis & Dissemination”, to gehindia@health.ucsd.edu by 15 October 2021.

Research Project Manager 

This position will serve as Research Project Manager for multiple research studies focused on gender-based violence, social norms and networks, and other gender inequities as they relate to maternal/child health and reproductive/sexual health. The majority of this work is currently set in East and West Africa, but the position is located in San Diego. The incumbent will maintain ongoing direct communication with PI(s), co-investigators, multi-country research partners, and donors to ensure adherence to research protocols, quality of data, and coordination and communication between partners. They will participate as a contributor to grant writing and development, data-collection tool development, data collector training, monitoring & evaluation, data management and analyses, manuscript development, and study protocol development and planning. They will perform intermediate to advanced statistical analysis. They will be responsible for monitoring study deliverables and study implementation. It is expected that the incumbent will author and co-author manuscripts, as well as develop and present presentations at scientific conferences with international partners. They will supervise UCSD-based research staff working on their assigned research projects, including UCSD staff in junior positions, doctoral students, interns and student fellows. This position will require international travel, independently and with PI(s), for conferences and to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination.


Research Project Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Research Project Manager and PI, the Research Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and execution of research studies focused on gender-based violence and other gender inequities, and how these inequities relate to maternal/child health and reproductive health in the US and in international settings. Current projects are based in West and East Africa as well as California. Responsibilities include coordination and close monitoring of research projects from the San Diego office. The incumbent will be responsible for data-related tasks (management, cleaning, organization, descriptive analyses), and editing/writing related to project deliverables (including but not limited to research reports, manuscripts, protocols, and funding proposals).

The Research Project Coordinator will also be responsible for assisting with monitoring the progress of project deliverables and study implementation. Regular, professional communication with project teams and research partner organizations is expected. This position may require local, domestic or international travel with Principal Investigators and/or Research Project Manager to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination. Research Project Coordinator will have strong knowledge of research methods. The incumbent will use research skills and apply organization policies and procedures to resolve a variety of simple to moderately complex issues.


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