Staff Associate (Menstrual Hygiene Project)

Columbia University
New York, NY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is hiring a Staff Associate with primary responsibility for supporting the Menstrual Health Project. Countries around the world are developing legislative and policy frameworks on menstrual hygiene and health covering different aspects such as menstrual hygiene, de-taxing menstrual products, menstrual leave, or ensuring provision of menstrual products to specific population groups. The project seeks to review policy developments to assess how far-reaching and comprehensive they are, which populations they target, and whether policies translate into budgets and implementation measures to achieve their stated objectives. This review will be informed by human rights principles to assess whether processes are participatory, whether policies reach marginalized groups and individuals, and whether governments are accountable to their policy commitments.

Responsibilities include:
- Conduct research to prepare a global overview of policy developments; participate in research trips and conduct interviews online and in person; draft all minutes, reports, and publications pertaining to the project; draft project documentation for dissemination and outreach such as policy briefs and infographics. (60%)
- Liaise with the Technical Advisory Group, staff at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, partners in India, Kenya, Senegal and other countries, and other partners; design and convene the country workshops and Technical Advisory Group meetings for the project (10%)
- Coordinate and plan different phases of the project (5%)
- Draft IRB protocol for the ethical clearance of the project (5%)
- Provide other research and programmatic support to ISHR as needed (20%)