Overview

Job Summary Statement:

The World Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) has built the first ever global population data center of comparative global data on public policies, equity, poverty, labor conditions, and health and well-being outcomes. This data center makes it possible to undertake rigorous, cross-country global comparative research on how public and social policies are affecting health, well-being, and life outcomes across the world.

The Policy Analyst will join this team and contribute to an exciting and unique effort to build and maintain the first global resource to understand what countries are doing to promote human rights and human development. The Policy Analyst will play a vital role within WORLD by enhancing global health and social policy research and policy capacity at UCLA’s FSPH, as well as in translating our research findings into action at the global, national and local levels.

WORLD contains data from 193 United Nations member countries on public policies that have the potential to influence the health and well- being of populations. To date, the research team has gathered detailed information on labor conditions, poverty reduction policies, gender, disability, education, family, and constitutional rights globally. Currently, WORLD is focused on preparing this data for dissemination and use by a wide range of audiences, including, but not limited to, researchers/academics, policy advocates, civil society, the media, students and the public. The Policy Analyst will work in collaboration with WORLD team members primarily to further develop their databases to ensure they remain current with the latest available data, participate in the dissemination of data, contribute to WORLD priority research projects, and lead website development and maintenance activities.

To learn more about the Center and the position, please visit worldpolicycenter.org.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field (economics, health sciences, political science, public health, epidemiology, public policy or related field) with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent communication, writing and research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently to fulfill team goals and manage multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated interest in issues relating to global health and social policy, including poverty, labor conditions, education, gender, disability, or equity policy required. Experience working in those areas an asset
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish, or other official UN language
  • Expertise in GIS, including the ability to produce publication-quality maps, and statistical programs, such as STATA, an asset
  • Experience conducting literature reviews, qualitative research, or writing scientific journal articles an asset
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Access Preferred)
  • Strong skills in InDesign
  • Experience with Drupal CMS, Drupal 9 an asset
  • Experience using Github
  • Ability to understand and maximize the use of Google Analytics

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your application materials through the UCLA Job Portal, http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=83159.

  • Cover Letter (addressed to WORLD Hiring Manager)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information (telephone and email) for 3 references
  • Complete academic transcripts (graduate and undergraduate; unofficial copies are acceptable) – Please send all academic transcripts to: WORLD@ph.ucla.edu.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, only complete applications will be considered and only candidates selected for an interview or to gather additional information will be contacted.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

About WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Our mission
To strengthen equal rights and opportunities worldwide by:

  • identifying the most effective policy approaches for both improving individual wellbeing and health and enabling countries to thrive socially and economically;
  • improving the quantity and quality of globally comparative data available to policymakers, citizens, civil society, and researchers  on laws and policies that work to support economic opportunity, social and civic engagement, human health, development, well-being, and equity; and
  • working in partnerships to support evidence-based improvements in communities and countries worldwide.

Our vision
Our vision is a world in which increased transparency and accountability around government commitments to equal legal rights and policies promoting equality strengthens opportunities for all. To that end, WORLD makes its data publicly accessible to inform the research and policy efforts of a wide range of stakeholders, including:

  • Policymakers seeking information on what steps are feasible and effective;
  • Citizens committed to working for change and ensuring their governments are as effective as possible; and
  • Researchers analyzing the link between policies and outcomes.

Our work
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center engages in a rigorous research process to gather and transform massive quantities of legal and policy data into the quantifiable, accessible, user-friendly resources found on this website, including interactive maps, tables, and downloadable datasets. With an international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary team, WORLD works to carefully select and analyze the best global sources of information to minimize errors. In addition, WORLD analyzes this data to identify effective policies and laws, publish original research, and offer evidence-based policy recommendations. Through partnerships with organizations around the globe, WORLD aims to translate its global policy data into community- and country-level improvements.