Girls' Education Ecosystem Mapping Intern

internship - part time, paid

Population Council
New York, NY
Closed
Posted 30 Days ago
Population Council
New York, NY
internship - part time, paid
Posted 30 Days ago

Description

Girls' Education Ecosystem Mapping Intern Population Council - New York, NY4.0 7 hours agoPart-timeEstimated: $19,000 - $27,000 a year Apply Now Education * Master's Degree Job Description: TITLE: Girls Education Ecosystem Mapping Intern Internship Supervisor: Research Analyst, PGY LOCATION: New York, NY JOBS SUPERVISED: N/A HOURS: Part-time, 20 hours / week ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: Approximately 3 months (with the possibility of extension) POSITION SUMMARY: The Powering Progress in Girls Education through Evidence Project is a two-year study focused on improving the quality of girls education in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve this goal, three activities will be conducted: 1) an ecosystem mapping through which we will identify the people and organizations who provide leadership, implement interventions, undertake research, provide funding, and advocate in support of girls education globally, regionally, and nationally; 2) a systematic review that aims to identify what policies and programs to address gender-related barriers to girls schooling have been effective in improving girls schooling participation and learning; 3) research utilization activities that aim to bring evidence to policy and program discussions. While the mapping and review have distinct objectives with discrete activities, after identifying key actors and evaluating the literature, we will determine how well current programmatic efforts in support of girls education align with the evidence on what works. The Intern will assist the research team with the ecosystem mapping arm of the project. She/he will assist in identifying key institutions, individuals, and activities that form the global girls education ecosystem and document specific details and characteristics in the Education Ecosystem Mapping Database. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Acclimate themselves with the projects timeline, mapping approach, identification process, inclusion & exclusion criteria, and database documentation procedures. 2. Conduct literature and web searches to identify activities, implementers, practitioners, researchers, advocacy groups, networks, funders, and leaders working in global girls education 3. Research and compile specific information on identified activities and actors in the Education Ecosystem Mapping Database 4. Communicate with actors to confirm compiled data and obtain missing information 5. Provide administrative and logistical support to the project, including supporting the overall development and management of the Education Ecosystem Mapping Database. 6. Provide assistance to other components (i.e. systematic review) of the project as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Current Masters student in social science, public policy, public health, demography, or related disciplinewith at least 1 year of relevant work experience. 2. Familiarity with the global education field including major funders (foundations, bilaterals, multilaterals, etc.), implementing organizations, and researchers 3. Exceptional administrative and organizational skills with keen attention to detail. 4. Demonstrated ability to work and independently, manage time efficiently, prioritize, multitask, and respond to rapidly changing priorities. 5. Excellent English language skills (oral and written). Excellent writing and editing aptitude. Ability to quickly draft correspondence and prepare other written materials with a sharp attention to detail, appearance, and accuracy while utilizing good editorial judgment. 6. Familiarity with various research methodologies including, study design (i.e. randomized controlled trials), quantitative methods, qualitative methods, etc. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 30, 2019. Please include a pdf or Word copy of your resume and cover letter with your application. The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of country offices. We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in this position, please apply at: http://www.popcouncil.org/careers The Population Council provides equal opportunity; it does not discriminate against any person with regard to age, color, creed, national origin, disability, political belief, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Decisions on employment are based on an individuals qualifications as related to the position for which s/he is being considered. The Council especially encourages applications from qualified women and members of minority groups. The Population Council is international in the composition of its board of trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and deployment of its activities.

Skills

literature, public policy, microsoft word, leadership, organization, education, editorial, documentation, mapping, demography, political science, foundations, study design, health research, origin

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