New Job Opportunity at WORLD : Policy AnalystThe WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH)

21/08/2017 Léa Monnier


Policy Analyst

Position Context:

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. In addition, WORLD analyzes this data to identify effective policies and laws, publish original research, and offer evidence-based policy recommendations.


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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to building a data center on social policies, including data coding, maintenance, and updating of databases;
  • Conceptualize translation of raw data into a form that can be used by researchers to analyse the relationship between policy and health and well-being outcomes;
  • Participate in dissemination and translation of findings to policymakers and civil society;
  • Prepare research reports and manuscripts for submission/publication and/or in-house circulation, as well as grant proposals.



  • 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
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional required (Access preferred).
  • Expertise in GIS, including the ability to produce publication-quality maps, and statistical programs, such as STATA, an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently to fulfil team goals and manage multiple deadlines required
  • Excellent communication, writing and research skills required
  • Experience conducting literature reviews, qualitative research, or writing scientific journal articles an asset
  • 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 an asset.


How to apply

To apply, please submit the following application materials through the UCLA Job Portal for Job Requisition No. 26530:

  • Cover Letter (addressed to WORLD Hiring Manager)
  • 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:


Application review will begin on Thursday, 7 September, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


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.