The WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) is the largest quantitative policy center capturing data on government action to advance social, economic, and environmental wellbeing for all United Nations (UN) member countries.

Under the leadership of Dr. Jody Heymann, WORLD is committed to making its broad, globally comparative findings publicly accessible to inform and encourage improvements in legal and policy frameworks worldwide, allow nations to learn from the approaches taken in other countries, facilitate studies of the feasibility and effectiveness of laws and policies in critical areas, and supports global and local civil society in their efforts to hold decision-makers accountable. WORLD is committed to making a lasting difference on the ground through interactions among researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders invested in translating evidence into practice.

WORLD is currently looking to hire a Program Analyst to provide program analysis and support and project administration for WORLD and our Center Director. The incumbent will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following: contributing to project-related materials on a range of national and global social policy issues, managing progress of publications and grant deliverables across a large team, updating reports and bibliographies, office administration, managing the Director’s and teams travel, and outreach.

The incumbent works with the Center’s Director and Research Manager to meet programmatic objectives, provide guidance on UC policies and procedures where appropriate and work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff, students, and UCLA, national and global partners.

To learn more about the Center and the position, please visit https://www.worldpolicycenter.org/.



  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education of and experience is required.
  • Two years of experience in administrative analysis or operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, thoughtful, and intellectually curious; willing to immerse self in new policy areas and able to work flexibly on a range of assignments and prioritize a variety of evolving tasks.
  • Ability to use good judgment and independent/critical thinking to make informed decisions and carry out action plans.
  • Ability to proactively and independently solve problems and to seek out the necessary information to do so.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing concise, logical and accurate memos, letters, reports and other documents.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software applications including MSWord, Excel, Outlook, with working knowledge of database programs (e.g. Access). Proficient computer skills to effectively perform job responsibilities in an online, web-based environment. Ability to learn new software applications as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create a productive and efficient work environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and appropriately.
  • Experience working in a diverse setting and in multicultural environments preferred.


How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your application materials through the UCLA Job Portal. You can find the posting by visiting http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/ and using Requisition Number 38520 in your search

  • 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 (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

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.