Policy Analyst, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH

Location
Los Angeles, California
Posted
Aug 21, 2017
Ref
26530
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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, as well as participate in the dissemination of data, and contribute to WORLD priority research projects.  

 

Requirements

 

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu  Reference position # 26530.     AA/EEO

 

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

Required:

  • 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.
  • Excellent communication, writing and research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently to fulfill team goals and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Access Preferred).

 

Benefits

UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

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 policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct