Anthropologist Job Description

Anthropologist Job Description

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Anthropologist provides recommendations to facilitate the integration of sociocultural and other contextual issues within the risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement activities being implemented among religious and traditional groups, political leaders; youths, women and civil society groups and Ebola survivors among others in order to strengthen rapport and trust.

Anthropologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Be actively involved in setting insights related research plans and agendas, in managing insights projects
Synthesize data driven insights and provide compelling presentations of different data sources
Develop a dashboard of all on-going active research projects worldwide (across organizational units)
Design an approach for a centralized and user-friendly access to insights and “What do we know about…” list for a set of predefined topics
Help bridge the gap between data/facts and the patient experience (from the “what” to the “why”)
Develop a strong academic and industry expert network in the relevant areas of research
Designing, conducting and reporting on qualitative field studies
Translating field insights into future products, services, and experiences
Frequent global travel
Oversee forensics aspects in the application of international standards related to the investigation of war crimes, crimes against the humanity, genocide, with special emphasis on the exhumation of mass graves and the analyses of recovered remains, as well with associated evidence

Anthropologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Anthropologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the anthropologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as University and Master's Degree in Anthropology, Faculty, Medical, Education, Public Health, History, Graduate Education, Graduate, Health Services, Chemistry

Skills for Anthropologist

Desired skills for anthropologist include:

Anthropological/Archaeological Procedures
Anthropology and archaeology methods and practices
Adult learning theory
Community organization and participation
Current developments in the fields of communication theory
Developing biological profiles
Experience in research that takes into account social
Interaction with media

Desired experience for anthropologist includes:

Business (5+ Years' experience)
Marketing (1+ Years' experience)
PhD (will consider Master’s) in anthropology, sociology, or another social science discipline
Proven experience conducting ethnographic research projects
Awareness of, experience with, and exposure to design anthropology and its methods and practices are an asset
Prior experience doing research in a client service environment, either with an agency or consultancy is preferred

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Anthropologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of anthropologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for anthropologist
  • Proactively address prevailing community concerns, including rumors that have a negative impact on the response strategies and propose strategies on how to address concerns/rumours and use community feedback to improve response strategies
  • Understand how to better leverage community health workers and other stakeholders to engage with at risk communities and increase risk perception, knowledge and positive attitudes towards prevention and care seeking practices
  • Minimum four years prior work experience conducting fieldwork using qualitative and mixed methods
  • Research experience in KP and/or Sindh desirable
  • Experience in identifying and recruiting study participants
  • Experience of working with UN or NGO actors is desirable
  • Conducting face-to-face and telephone interviews
  • Facilitating focus groups, conducting classroom observations, developing qualitative codebooks and applying them to audio recordings and written transcripts
  • Assisting in thematic and content analyses of coded data, compiling data for reports, and collaborating to produce reports and publications
  • Ethnographic field research in an educational context
Qualifications for anthropologist
  • Fluency in French and/or another language(s) is a major asset
  • Experience in osteological analysis and development of biological profiles
  • Some experience in forensic casework would be beneficial, but is not required
  • Have experience of osteological analysis and a thorough grasp of the methods used to create a biological profile
  • Have a demonstrated history of research dissemination via conferences and publications
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to adapt communication styles to different audiences

Anthropologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an anthropologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for anthropologist
  • Advise on the collection of ante mortem data for the purposes of identification of human remains and support/promote the development of a coherent, integrated system to establish scientific identifications in a timely manner
  • Lead and direct a team in exhumations and victim identification duties and activities
  • Conduct thorough analysis work of the socio-cultural context to assist understanding the circumstances of the violence in the Kasai regions
  • Supports development of integrated approaches to explain the structures and changes in informative phenomena on the cultural plane
  • Performs cultural code analysis of communicator motives, mutual relations, and relevant institutions
  • Performs narrative strategy analysis, including historical analysis of how different narratives about specific events or institutions vary over time, and how different narratives vie for dominance
  • Performs metanarrative analysis, determining extensive narratives constituting reference frames for events, individuals and institutions and supporting the development of understanding of symbolic boundaries and basic reference frameworks
  • Provides advice and products supporting development or refinement of communication execution and assessment strategies
Qualifications for anthropologist
  • Take a precise approach to recording analytical results and findings
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, FORDISC, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Have a demonstrated history of initiative and achievement
  • Excellent writing and publishing skills
  • Ability to convey and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to design, coordinate and implement social science research

Anthropologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an anthropologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for anthropologist
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of related experience conducting construction monitoring activities
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to historic preservation such as the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically for preparation of technical reports is required
  • Ability to operate various types of GPS equipment
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SharePoint)
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing work environments and research approaches
Qualifications for anthropologist
  • Advanced university degree in behavioural and/or social sciences (cultural or medical anthropology, sociology, , behavioural science)
  • Understanding of current developments in the field of Risk Communication and Community Engagement as used in Disease Outbreak Response, including how strategic communication is used to address behaviours and social science dimensions towards stopping the outbreak is needed
  • At least 8 years of applied research experience, including experience in developing country context, especially in West Africa and preferably in Democratic Republic of Congo.At least 2years experience of work in public health emergency contexts
  • Fluency in French and preferably also English (or conversational knowledge of English) is required
  • PhD in-hand or expected before start date
  • Two years of experience applying qualitative methods in practice preferred

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