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Emory University Public Health Program Asc in Atlanta, Georgia



Under limited supervision, uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges. Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research. Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions. May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, web-based resources, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues. May work with clinical study sites on patient recruitment and data collection standards. Assists with data collection and data analysis. Contributes to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings. May assist in designing, developing, and conducting targeted training initiatives. May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives. Performs related responsibilities as required.


A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school.

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We are seeking a candidate with experience conducting qualitative research in low-income settings and with a background in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The position is to assess rural sanitation service delivery in the context of a multi-year, multi-site program led by SNV, an international NGO. Under limited supervision, the applicant will use conduct implementation research using qualitative methods to inform findings from a five year, 11-country study assessing satiation coverage and equity. The position involves developing tools and protocols and collecting and analyzing qualitative dataand contribute to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings. The applicant will ensure that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented, and may perform analysis using MaxQDA.This position requires collaboration with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives. Performsrelated responsibilities as required.

Experience with WASH and rural sanitation is strongly preferred. Experience and classwork in qualitative methods in low-income settings is required. Familiarity with implementation science a plus.

Start date is May 15, 2019. Frequent travel to and extended stays in select countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa required.


Under the supervision of the PIs, the PHPA will:

  • Ensure compliance of study team to protocols and modify protocols as needed

  • May help data collection tools and establish and manage databases

  • Liaise with field staff to ensure proper documentation and recording of study data

  • Conduct key informant interviews and focus group discussions

  • Develop work plans, detailed implementation plans and monitoring of project activities

  • Liaise with government agencies, collaborators and community stakeholders intarget countries

  • Analyze qualitative data (MaxQDA)

  • Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating best practices in the project;

  • Draft peer-reviewed manuscripts


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of sanitation service delivery modalities and systems

  • Qualitative research and qualitative research related analysis software

  • International research experience

  • Ability to travel frequently and/or stay for extended periods in target countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Job Number 35577

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Environmental Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

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