The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) seeks a Research and Policy Analyst (RPA) to help develop cutting edge global nutrition policy analysis and thought leadership on behalf of the Foundation. Reporting to the Policy Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and research experts, the RPA will produce rigorous internal and external analyses, conduct nutrition modeling, and over-the-horizon thought leadership, including regularly conducting global political, financial, and program analysis across global nutrition issues. Work will include economic and impact modeling through platforms such as LiST and Optima, market-shaping analysis, donor scoping, literature reviews, evidence synthesis, and quantitative and qualitative surveys. The RPA will also help support a multi-million-dollar portfolio of nutrition policy grants to some of the top think tanks and policy experts in global health and nutrition, as well as UN agencies such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The RPA will be required to stay abreast of the latest trends across global nutrition policy, financing, and advocacy and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s 2020-2025 Strategy and organizational goals.
The RPA will perform and direct desk-based research and analysis; produce policy papers on nutrition projections and trends; and help advance sophisticated thought leadership on behalf of the Foundation. Working closely with the ECF Advocacy & Communications team, the RPA will help translate analysis into compelling new nutrition talking points, infographics, 2-pagers, videos, op-eds, photo narratives, and other advocacy and communications assets to promote scale-up and reform. The RPA will also support the Policy Director to leverage outside expertise from partners and help plan and host regular expert roundtables, webinars, and other convenings.
As a key member of the Research & Policy Team, the RPA will be expected to work seamlessly with the Eleanor Crook Foundation’s other program teams (Advocacy & Communications). The relationship between these teams is meant to be synergistic and dynamic. For example, the RPA will work to identify new, pressing research needs for consideration by the Research and Policy Team, as well as new promising donor markets and reform issues for prioritization by the Advocacy & Communications team. Simultaneously, all teams will rely on the RPA to quickly synthesize ECF’s formal position on trending policy issues, taking into account technical, policy, and advocacy considerations.
A successful candidate will be creative, analytical, curious, and highly action-oriented. They will pride themselves on rigorous analysis and attention to detail but be willing and able to move quickly and nimbly. A “sick-of-business-as-usual” attitude is required, and applicants should have an unrelenting desire to dream up big ideas with the potential to have a transformative impact on global malnutrition. The incumbent will be asked to jump in on day one to address the most pressing challenges and opportunities in global nutrition. This is a new position at the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and the person who assumes this role will be asked to build upon existing efforts to help articulate an ambitious policy agenda for the Foundation in their first 90 days.
An experienced professional who is a skilled self-motivator, highly detail-oriented, would benefit from flexible work policies and wants to have a meaningful impact on global health will thrive. The ideal applicant will be based in, or willing to relocate to, Washington, DC.
Policy Analysis and Thought Leadership:
Manage ECF’s Policy Grants Portfolio
Help Develop and Execute a Foundation Policy Agenda
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Desired Skills & Attributes:
Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: email@example.com.
The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) seeks a Research and Policy Analyst (RPA) to help develop cutting edge global nutrition policy analysis and thought leadership on behalf of the Foundation. Reporting to the Policy Director and working…