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Lauren Scruggs
Consultant
Annecy , France
Public Health professional with 2 years of consultancy experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition as well as consulting in
Healthcare. Native French and English. I am looking for job opportunities in Public Health and/or Nutrition. I am looking in the Geneva area.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Mar 2021 – present
Healthcare Analyst | Junicon – Juniper Consulting Group | Remote
- Worked as an analyst on EU and global healthcare research projects (primary and secondary research)
- Conducted qualitative interviews (FR/ENG)
- Coordination of interviews between clients and recruiting agencies
- Data management (advanced knowledge of Excel)
- Data analysis (qualitative & quantitative)
- Reporting of results / insights using PowerPoint


Mar 2021 – present Consultant | Alive & Thrive, FHI 360 | Remote
- Examined the status of the maternity protection policies and programs in Niger and analyzed how policies are protecting and supporting breastfeeding among working women using both primary data collection as well as a secondary review of existing policies and practices.
- Data analysis and reporting of results (qualitative methodologies)


Apr – Jul 2021 Consultant| Nourish Global Nutrition / UNICEF | Remote
- Supporting the research team with formative research for the development of a home fortification program with micronutrient powders to improve the quality of complementary food for children 6-23 months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Updated / developed training and data collection tools
- Conducted and transcribed interviews (FR)


Dec – Mar 2021 Consultant | Alive & Thrive, FHI 360 | Remote
- Assisted with writing and revising reports and documentation, which included field reports, process, and progress reports and finetuned existing draft reports
- Worked closely with the Alive & Thrive Nigeria team to determine priorities and gather, organize, and synthesize information.


Apr – Dec 2020 Program Development Officer | Action for Development | Remote/ Geneva, Switzerland
- Assisted in providing data for and writing concept notes and grant applications to support fundraising initiatives
- Provided support with translating documents (FR/ENG), technical writing and reporting data
- Searched for and drafted proposals for potential funding
- Drafted Policy Briefs on stunting and anemia in Afghanistan
- Assisted in taking notes in meetings with UNOPS and partners


Aug – Sept 2020 Junior Consultant | Alive & Thrive, FHI 360 | Remote
- Provided support for the Alive & Thrive program in Burkina Faso in preparation activities for the implementation of the national campaign ‘Stronger With Breastmilk Only’ (SWBO)
- Provided support in the evaluation and selection of existing communication tools
- Provided support in writing and preparation of SWBO campaign tools
- Provided support with a content analysis using NVivo 12 on Social and Behavior Change (SBC) determinants of complementary feeding practices of children aged 6-23 months in Burkina Faso


Mar - Apr 2020 Technical Advisor | Nourish Global Nutrition / UNICEF | Democratic Republic of the Congo
Postponed for 1 year due to Covid-19
- Planning of formative research for the development of a home fortification program with micronutrient powders to improve the quality of complementary food for children 6-23 months in the DRC
- Proposal of an operational approach for the formative research study (feasibility study and 30-day pilot / acceptability study)
- Translation (ENG/FR) of training and data collection tools (interview guides (KII & FGDs) & surveys)
- Development of training material & proposal presentation using PowerPoint


Jun – Sept 2019 Postgraduate student / MSc thesis project | LSHTM | London, UK
- Conducted a research project with respondents involved in Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-e) in DRC, Syria, and Bangladesh - supervised by the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
- Created original data collection tools for the research project
- Conducted Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), transcribed interviews and conducted a data analysis using NVivo 12 - Used a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) methodology
Education:
M.Sc. Nutrition for Global Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Relevant subjects: Epidemiology, Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health, Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutrition in Emergencies, Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases, Nutrition Programme Planning

Thesis: The protection of infants dependent on breastmilk substitutes in emergencies: a qualitative Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) of programmers.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    0-2 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Spanish
    Nationality:
    France
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