POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL
Demographer - Climate Change/Environment
Demographer - Climate Change/Environment is being sought by Population
Action International (PAI), an organization that works to improve
individual well-being and preserve global resources by mobilizing political
and financial support for population, family planning and reproductive
health policies and programs. Through research and advocacy, PAI seeks to
strengthen public awareness and political and financial support worldwide
for population programs grounded in individual rights. At the heart of
PAI's mission is its commitment to universal access to family planning and
related health services, and to educational and economic opportunities,
especially for girls and women.
This position will provide demographic expertise to a well-established
organization that researches and advocates for evidence-based policies on
population and reproductive health/family planning and women’s centered
development. Primary responsibilities include:
• Lead PAI’s demographic research efforts to assess the links between
population and climate change and the environment. Conduct relevant
demographic analysis in collaboration with climate change experts,
including staff and consultants.
• Develop methodologies to assess quantitative aspects of population
and reproductive health/family planning that build public and policymaker
awareness of, and contribute to, advocacy for sound population policies,
programs and funding.
This position requires a Master’s Degree or PhD in population studies,
demography or related social science with 5-10 years experience in
demographic/population research, including research related to climate
change and/or environmental issues. Other qualifications include: excellent
research and analytical skills; ability to communicate complex technical
issues to a policy and advocacy-oriented audience; experience conducting
demographic research; working knowledge of public health, epidemiology and
international development, ability to identify important
demographic/population issues and related-policy trends and challenges; and
fluency in English. Overseas field experience in public health or
development and fluency in a second language are pluses. In addition, a
team player with a sense of humor, collaborative spirit and creativity is
needed for this position.
PAI is a family friendly organization, offering a highly competitive
benefit package. PAI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people
of color to apply for this position. Resumes with cover letter and salary
requirements can be e-mailed to [log in to unmask] or fax to (202) 728-4177
Attn: Rachael Murray Rakestraw.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Date Posted: February 5, 2008
Deadline for applications: Open until filled
HDGEC - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change List: Post messages to [log in to unmask] This list is co-sponsored by CIESIN, Columbia University, and IHDP. The opinions expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, IHDP, their staff or sponsors.