Gender Research Officer

Gender Equality Metrics

We are looking for someone ready to advance in their career in global health research. As a Gender Research Officer, you will interface with the technical team to understand the core research activities across our portfolio, and translate the scientific underpinnings, results, and implications for internal and external communication purposes. Working with IHME media and communications staff in partnership with external stakeholders, you will generate materials for a broad range of internal and external audiences, including senior leadership, technical, policy makers, academic, and lay readers, with the ultimate goal of increasing uptake and use of the evidence generated by IHME and the Gender Equality Metrics team specifically by global partners. As part of the Gender Equality Metrics team, you will facilitate relationship management with a distinguished group of global Subject Matter Experts, including facilitating meetings, soliciting input on the analytical process, and engaging on dissemination and uptake.

Within IHME, you will work also across GBD teams to enable the systematic and effective integration of gender considerations into research streams. GBD teams analyze and produce key estimates for their research areas and assess all available relevant quantitative data – including those on causes of death, epidemiology, and a range of determinants such as education and income – from surveys, vital registration, censuses, literature, registries, and administrative records. You will provide feedback on gaps identified or opportunities for improvement. You will be integrally involved in advising GBD teams on designing strategies to integrate gender perspective into various aspects of the research activities. You will translate high quality analyses into key insights and recommendations, and critique, improve, and translate results for dissemination.

You already have experience in gender equality endeavors, knowledge of the global health landscape, including key institutions and partners in this field, and the ability to interpret and translate complex scientific evidence. You will have a demonstrated interest in research related to measuring gender equality. Deep familiarity with epidemiological and statistical concepts is a plus; we will help you develop an understanding of our core research and methodology. This role works with senior research leads and external collaborators and take part in the intellectual exchange about how to improve upon and disseminate the results.

You are expected to interact successfully with a wide range of partners and to describe complex concepts and materials concisely. Overall, the Gender Research Officer is a critical member of an agile, dynamic research team. This position is contingent on project funding availability.

Application information

The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Apply with UW

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington (UW). Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.