The Center for Sustainable Development in the Earth Institute at Columbia University seeks a Research Scientist to manage its REACH (Refugees Act and Communicate for Health) project and conduct a community based participatory research study in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. The Research Scientist will be based in NY with travel to project countries. S/he will be responsible for the overall management of the project, including preparation of quantitative/qualitative data collection tools, training of local staff, monitoring data collection, analysis of data, preparation of reports and scientific publications, as well as management of international and local partnerships for the REACH study that investigates the impact of an m-health intervention with a community-based approach among refugee youth in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.
Experience with project management, staff supervision, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, grant management, managing and expanding partnerships, and fundraising experience preferred. Experience in effective e-communication and use of web tools, office applications and presentation software preferred. Good understanding of disaster medicine and community mental health preferred. Previous experience working in humanitarian/ disaster and/or poor resource settings, preferred. Previous experience working at or in collaboration with international organizations including UN organizations preferred. Previous experience with US-based universities and/or academics preferred.
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