Project Policy Analyst 3 – NPI (Oakland, CA) - Job ID: 16867

County Location: Alameda County
Location: Office of the President - Oakland

Date Posted: March 30, 2021
Closing Date: April 29, 2021

The Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) is a research center within the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of California. NPI conducts and translates policy-relevant research to transform environments for healthy children, families, and communities. Our work focuses on increasing equity and sustainability in food systems and food and nutrition programs and policies at the local, state, and national levels. We work with multiple partners and funders to examine ways to ensure children, families, and communities have access to the financial, social, and physical resources they need to secure an adequate and healthy diet and to be physically active.

We are looking for a Project Policy Analyst to support study design, data collection and analysis, and overall project management for multiple studies, including: 1) an evaluation of a school district’s transition to freshly prepared and sustainably served school lunches; 2) evaluations of water promotion in lieu of sugary beverages in school and childcare settings; and 3) research to inform improvements to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). 

The Project Policy Analyst will help design studies; manage projects; collect and analyze data; and report results from NPI research and evaluation studies aimed at improving food and nutrition policies, programs, and systems. Assists in research and evaluation planning; development of research methods and data collection tools and procedures; and interpretation, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of findings. Provides consultative services to a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external at varying levels. 

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