United States of America: Qualitative Market Research Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Qualitative Market Research Consultant

Evidence for Implementation

Approximately 30 days with the possibility of extension

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a motley group of entrepreneurs and professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds all the way from the medical industry to the music business, all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Partner with us!

The Evidence for Implementation team are looking for a consultant to assist in technical development and capacity building efforts on research projects throughout the organization.

PSI programs are informed by monitoring and operations focused research that is timely, relevant, valued, and supports key decisions to be made by program and platform managers. The Evidence for Implementation Team coordinate and supports the work of the regional and health area researchers and monitoring advisors. Through this the EFI team supports the development and implementation of cutting edge program monitoring, consumer and market research, and supporting the use of this information by our network members. This consultancy will support these efforts on various market research projects.

Sound like you? Read on

Your contribution

The consultant will:

  • Develop the study design, instruments and other research documents in collaboration with the EFI team.
  • Advise and support the protocol submission process to the Research Ethics Board.
  • Moderate focus groups, in-depth interviews, observations
  • Train staff on best practices on research projects in public health
  • Perform data cleaning, analysis, and report writing.

What are we looking for?

  • PhD or Master’s Degree (e.g., public health, market research, statistics).
  • Familiarity with pretesting, concept development, exploratory research, pack and ad research, and other qualitative market research methods.
  • Experience in public health research.
  • Expert knowledge of market research data collection, analysis and evaluation methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of market research data analysis methods.
  • Excellent written skills in English. French or Spanish a plus.
  • Be comfortable working on sensitive topics such a sexual and reproductive health
  • Experience with coding software such as N-Vivo or AtlasTi
  • Great writing skills – able to depict nuanced or complex ideas in a clear way
  • Great power point skills – able to ‘translate’ ideas / takeaways from qualitative materials into clear, nicely designed reporting products
  • Ability to understand and extract insights from observations.
  • Ability to streamline the outputs of qualitative research into clear, actionable recommendations that answer the marketing challenge.

Timeline:

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through March 2017.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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