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Table 5 Second language and overseas experience global health job requirements by technical focus area

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

Technical Focus Area PNP Jobs Second language required or preferred Overseas experience required or preferred
N N % p-value N % p-value
All 884 386 43.7%   384 43.4%  
Managementa 305 140 45.9% 0.3305 144 47.2% 0.1004
Monitoring & Evaluation 126 58 46.0% 0.563 47 37.3% 0.1334
HIV/AIDS 130 49 37.7% 0.1371 67 51.5% 0.0437
Quantitative Analysis & Data Managementb 79 32 40.5% 0.553 26 32.9% 0.0479
Maternal & Child Health 74 49 66.2% < 0.0001 45 60.8% 0.0016
Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management 64 27 42.2% 0.8045 28 43.8% 0.9584
Businessd 55 21 38.2% 0.1142 18 32.7% 0.3273
Soft Skillsc 54 18 33.3% 0.3972 20 37.0% 0.0979
Health Systems Strengthening 45 14 31.1% 0.0813 23 51.1% 0.2865
Malaria 41 19 46.3% 0.7235 23 56.1% 0.1663
Nutrition 37 19 51.4% 0.3355 16 43.2% 0.9804
Sexual Health 36 19 52.8% 0.2604 26 72.2% 0.0004
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) 34 12 35.3% 0.3156 12 35.3% 0.3285
Disease-Focusede 33 18 54.5% 0.199 17 51.5% 0.3401
Tuberculosis 30 13 43.3% 0.9703 13 43.3% 0.9905
Emergency Response 29 19 65.5% 0.0158 18 62.1% 0.0396
  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
  7. Bold values indicate that the difference between the percentage of job vacancies in the given category requiring or preferring proficiency in a second language or previous overseas experience, compared to the percentage of the entire sample, was statistically significant. The significance threshold was set at .05