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Job Description-Overview ** This is a full time, limited appointment position. Funding for this position is through September 26, 2013 with the probability of an extension up to three and one half years.**
The Feintein International Center’s goal is to develop and promote operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the livelihoods of people living in crisis effected and marginalized communities, impacted by violence, malnutrition or loss of assets. We work globally to understand the causes and effects of marginalization, famine, conflict, and forced displacement and with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.
ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities) is a 5 year, USD 50 million USAID funded project in Ethiopia that aims to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming across national, regional and local level programs and policies at the health facilities and community levels. Save the Children USA are leading the project with partners Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs (CCP), Land O’Lakes Inc., Tufts University and Valid International. The vision under the ENGINE partnership is that Ethiopian women and children less than 5 years old achieve sustainable improvements in their nutritional status, which enable them to lead healthier and more productive lives. To reach the strategic objective of improved nutritional status of women and young children through sustainable, comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based interventions, the program aims to achieve four intermediate results (IR). The last of these (IR4) is about implementing a rigorous and innovative learning agenda. Tufts University have remit to lead and achieve this result in partnership with others.
This full time, grant funded, limited appointment, Data Analyst position based in Boston will assist Drs. Jennifer Coates, Shibani Ghosh, Jeffrey Griffiths, as well as other members of the ENGINE team with the analysis of quantitative data collected in Ethiopia as part of a research agenda for ENGINE. The initial objective will be to complete the analysis and write-up of two national level data sets with the intention of examining the association between smallholder commercialization and smallholder dietary patterns within Ethiopia. The Data Analyst will then undertake the analysis of data from two large cohort studies that are currently in the development stage.
The Data Analyst is also expected to assist with other tasks related to the research, including but not limited to: facilitation of communication with Ethiopian research partners, undertaking capacity building activities with said research partners, contributing to cohort study design and instrument development, data cleaning and write-up of analyses for publication.
Job Description – Requirements Basic Requirements:
• Master’s degree in nutrition or public health/epidemiology
• Minimum of one plus (1+) year of related experience
• Microsoft Office Suite, fluency in SPSS or STATA
• Relevant graduate level training in statistics and data analysis; experience working with large, complex data sets; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently under deadlines; demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally; and familiarity with survey research methods
• Ability to lift up to 20lbs. with or without accommodation
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required
• Exposure to global nutrition programs preferred;
• Experience working in a developing country preferred;
• Experience working in Ethiopia desirable.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
This position will involve flexibility in working schedule. This may involve some travel to Ethiopia and working outside normal hours.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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