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Table 4 Common technical knowledge and skill areas for global health job vacancies

From: Mapping the global health employment market: an analysis of global health jobs

Technical Focus Area PNP Jobs USG Jobs Total Jobs
  N % N % N %
All 884 100% 123 100% 1007 100.0%
Managementa 305 34.5% 58 45.0% 363 36.0%
HIV 130 14.7% 38 29.5% 168 16.7%
Monitoring & Evaluation 126 14.3% 3 2.3% 129 12.8%
Quantitative Analysis & Data Managementb 79 8.9% 16 12.4% 95 9.4%
Maternal & Child Health 74 8.4% 1 0.8% 75 7.4%
Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management 64 7.2% 0 0.0% 64 6.4%
Businessc 55 6.2% 6 4.7% 61 6.1%
Soft Skillsd 54 6.1% 3 2.3% 57 5.7%
Emergency Response 29 3.3% 18 14.0% 47 4.7%
Health Systems Strengthening 45 5.1% 0 0.0% 45 4.5%
Malaria 41 4.6% 3 2.3% 44 4.4%
Disease-Focusede 33 3.7% 8 6.2% 41 4.1%
Nutrition 37 4.2% 1 0.8% 38 3.8%
Sexual Health 36 4.1% 0 0.0% 36 3.6%
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) 34 3.8% 1 0.8% 35 3.5%
Tuberculosis 30 3.4% 5 3.9% 35 3.5%
Writing & Communications 28 3.2% 6 4.7% 34 3.4%
Pharmaceuticals 24 2.7% 0 0.0% 24 2.4%
  1. Technical specialty areas will not add up to total number of vacancies, as most vacancies had more than one technical focus
  2. aManagement of programs, projects, grants, or portfolios
  3. bData analysis, surveillance, epidemiology, statistics, informatics, etc.
  4. cAdministration, coordination, coalition-building, partnership development
  5. dFinance, business development, fundraising, HR, marketing
  6. eNTDs, Ebola, Guinea worm, infectious disease, hepatitis, polio, etc