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Job Title: Associate
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Organization: Ibis Reproductive Health
Posted: 5/2/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Maternal and Child Health
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Oakland, CA or Cambridge, MA,      USA
Position Description: We seek to fill a senior research position —in either the Cambridge, MA or the Oakland, CA office. The ideal candidate for the Associate position will be committed to work on women’s reproductive health, rights and justice, improving access to high-quality reproductive health care, and interested in building a body of research and leadership in the field. A competitive candidate for this position will be a researcher with bold ideas for research projects that will lead to real change and have a positive impact on people’s lives and health. They will be organized and able to manage/oversee a number of projects simultaneously, an excellent writer, a strong team player, and committed to participating in staff and organizational development at Ibis. The Associate will be responsible for development/management/oversight of research projects and will participation in Ibis activities in the US and around the world.

Ibis is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.

Responsibilities: • Develop new quantitative and qualitative research on reproductive health in the US and around the world • Manage implementation of new and ongoing projects including staffing, budgets, and funding proposals/reporting • Secure funding for research, both independently and in collaboration with other staff • Represent Ibis in professional settings, the media, and policy discussions • Clearly communicate research results in peer-reviewed journals, blogs, op-eds, and other venues and link them to policy and programmatic recommendations • Supervise research staff

Qualifications: • Doctoral degree in demography, public health, sociology, epidemiology, or related field; Master’s degree with relevant experience; OR professional experience exemplifying the skills necessary to successfully manage the responsibilities of this position. • Experience designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research/data; training in qualitative research methods, statistics, survey research, and/or epidemiological methods required • Proven publication and fundraising track records • Experience overseeing research projects • Substantive experience in reproductive health research • Excellent analytical, managerial, organizational, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills • Ability to make and carry out decisions independently; creativity and flexibility; dedication to team building, staff development, and collaboration, particularly cross- culturally • Supervision experience • Willingness and ability to travel • Enthusiasm for working with advocacy organizations • Spanish and/or French language skills and international experience desirable • Flexibility • Sense of humor

Organization Description: Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda is driven by women’s priorities and focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates, health care providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA and Oakland CA, USA; and Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information:

Closing Date: 8/2/2017
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Contact Name: Nikki Lanshaw,  Associate
Contact Location: 2067 Massachusetts Ave
Suite 320
Cambridge   MA  02140
United States
Contact Location: 2067 Massachusetts Ave
  Suite 320
  Cambridge   MA  02140
  United States
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How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a CV to Please note the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Positions will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before May 15, 2017. No phone calls, please.

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