Careers


Avenir Health is dedicated to enhancing social and economic development in the fields of HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, child survival and infectious diseases. We do this by providing tools and technical assistance in policy, planning, modeling, resource allocation and evaluation. Much of our work uses computer modeling to examine the impact of interventions, including new technologies, in averting new infections, deaths or unplanned pregnancies.

Avenir Health offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Global Health Data Analyst


Updated 1/2023

Position

Avenir Health, a global health organization that works to enhance social and economic development, is seeking to hire a Data Analyst with strong quantitative skills to contribute to costing, modeling, and planning activities that support international donors and national programs. The data analyst will provide support on a range of projects focused on HIV, maternal health, reproductive health/family planning, as well as infectious and non-communicable diseases. Duties include:

  • Supporting the development and application of analytical frameworks and quantitative tools for prioritization of health interventions.
  • Contributing to development and application of costing models for health programs.
  • Analyzing impact, cost, and cost-effectiveness of programs.
  • Carrying out literature review and extraction of relevant impact and cost data.
  • Database development.
  • Secondary analysis of datasets using SPSS or Stata.
  • Spectrum model scenario analysis.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, etc.) in public health, economics or other social sciences, or a health-related field.
  • Two to five years experience.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent quantitative skills.
  • Expertise with Excel.
  • Knowledge of Stata or SPSS; experience working with DHS surveys a plus (but not required).
  • Excellent communication (email, presentation, writing) skills.
  • Knowledge of developing country population and health issues.
  • Ability to work successfully across a wide range of teams and projects and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel to developing countries as needed (10 -40% of time), and ability to work well with developing country counterparts and support capacity building.
  • Proficiency in a second language (French, Spanish, or Portuguese) a plus.

The position is likely to be based in Washington DC, USA.
Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to:
resumes@avenirhealth.org, Attn: Global Health Data Analyst

Programmer/Developer


Updated 12/2022

Position

Avenir Health has an immediate opportunity for a full-time entry to intermediate level web application developer. This position is primarily client-side development using the React framework and offers the unique experience of building and supporting applications from the ground up. Typical duties include implementing UI elements (navigation, selection, input editors and data visualization) based on wireframe spec along with state management, API communication and security with the backend. Applications are hosted in the Azure environment for use in the international public health field.

Individual should possess BA/BS Computer Science/Math or related degree, team-player attitude, and strong incentive to learn in a small company environment. Experience with JavaScript required, React, Material-UI, Node or Python a plus. Avenir Health offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org
Attn: Web Developer

Demographic and Health Researcher


Updated 11/2022

Position

Avenir Health, a sub-contractor to The Demographic and Health Surveys Program (DHS), seeks to hire a Demographic and Health Researcher to work on analytical studies of demographic and health issues in low- and middle-income countries. The researcher will analyze large survey data sets using statistical software packages, conduct systematic literature reviews, prepare tabular and graphic materials of statistical data, and author or co-author reports and publishable papers as part of a research team. The researcher will also provide training and analytical assistance to collaborators from low- and middle-income countries and implement a wide range of activities to further the DHS Program's goal of facilitating use and analysis of DHS data. The researcher may coordinate budgets, contracts, and administration of research and analysis training activities. Examples of DHS in-house research beyond the survey final report can be found at www.dhsprogram.com, by going to “Analytical” under the “Publications Search” tab. The position will report to the Director of Research and is based at the DHS program at ICF in Rockville, Maryland, USA.

Qualifications:

  1. For Demographic and Health Researcher: Master's degree in a relevant social science or public health field (demography, behavioral sciences, epidemiology/biostatistics, international health) or BA/BS degree and 5 years of research-related experience
  2. Strong knowledge of statistical techniques
  3. Experience in using statistical software packages, preferably Stata or R
  4. Familiarity with population and health issues in low- and middle-income countries
  5. Experience with analysis of large survey data sets
  6. Excellent writing and presentation skills
  7. Ability to communicate scientific results to technical and non-technical audiences
  8. Ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced skills in data visualization
  • Training in demography, demographic methods, or statistical demography, particularly related to mortality
  • Experience conducting workshops or trainings, familiarity with adult learning principles
  • Knowledge of French, Portuguese, Spanish, or Arabic

The researcher may be required to travel to low- and middle-income countries as needed (up to 15% of time).

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org Attn: DHS

Senior Associate


Updated 10/2021

Position

Avenir Health, a global health organization that works to enhance social and economic development, is seeking to hire a Senior Associate with strong quantitative skills to contribute to costing, modeling, and planning activities that support international donors and national programs.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the development and application of analytical frameworks and quantitative tools for prioritization of health interventions
  • Contributing to development and application of economic models for new health technologies
  • Analyzing impact, cost, and cost-effectiveness of programs.
  • Carrying out literature review and extraction of relevant impact and cost data
  • Supporting design of health costing guidelines
  • Contributing to writing of reports and peer-reviewed journal articles

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, etc.) in public health, economics or other social sciences, or a health-related field. A PhD in any of the fields above would be a plus.
  • Five years’ experience in international public health
  • Detail-oriented with excellent quantitative skills
  • Expertise with Excel
  • Excellent communication (email, presentation, writing) skills
  • Knowledge of developing country population and health issues.
  • Ability to work successfully across a wide range of teams and projects and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to travel to developing countries as needed (10 -40% of time), and ability to work well with developing country counterparts and support capacity building
  • Proficiency in a second language (French, Spanish, or Portuguese) a plus
  • Experience/knowledge/understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment interventions a plus
  • Experience/knowledge/understanding of ABC/M (Activity-Based Costing for Management) and TDABC (Time-Driven Activity-Based costing) a plus

The position is likely to be based in Washington DC, USA.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org