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Employment Opportunities

The DHS Program has the following job opportunities available:

Job Description

Vysnova Partners is seeking a highly motivated Data Processing Analyst with the Demographic and Health Surveys project. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project assists developing countries to implement household-based surveys in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain software systems for data entry, editing, imputation, and analysis for paper based population surveys in developing countries
  • Develop and support PDA and tablet based computer-aided interviewing systems in developing countries
  • Build capacity in implementing agencies worldwide via workshops and seminars on data use and survey processing
  • Produce data analysis to support country report production
  • Carry out data archiving and provide technical support for data users

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Demography, or Public Health related fields required. Master’s preferred
  • Strong programming skills in an accepted programming language such as C#, C++, Java, etc. Experience using CSPro would be a plus
  • Availability to travel internationally approximately 15% of the time

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Familiarity with DHS datasets
  • Experience in public health or demographic research
  • Familiarity with SPSS, SAS, Stata, or other statistical software packages
  • Experience in working or living in the developing world
  • A relevant second language, such as French or Russian
 

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Job Description

ICF is seeking a Data Processing Specialist responsible for developing and supporting mobile data collection and data analysis as part of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program in one or more countries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and support mobile data capture (CAPI) systems for population surveys and health facilities surveys in developing countries using the CSPro software system
  • Work with in-country IT counterparts and south to south consultants to strengthen their capacity in developing and supporting mobile data capture systems
  • Prepare training materials and work with implementing agencies to train local field staff in mobile data collection
  • Supervise initial fieldwork activities and provide local and remote troubleshooting assistance to support mobile data collection
  • Strengthen capacity within implementing agencies worldwide via workshops and seminars on data use and survey processing
  • Work with survey managers to produce data analysis in CSPro to support country report production
  • Prepare and rigorously check standardized data files prior to their release to the public via our website
  • Communicate throughout all stages of the survey process with other DHS staff, implementing agencies, USAID Missions, and other key stakeholders in a clear and timely manner

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Public Health, Demography
  • Strong programming skills in a language such as C#, C++, Python, Ruby, Java, R, or SAS
  • Experience in training or willingness to learn
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills, including the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and set strategic priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience in using CSPro or other survey software such as Survey Solutions, Epi-Info, Open Data Kit (ODK) or similar
  • Experience and interest in public health or demographic research
  • Ability to speak French or Spanish
  • Experience of working in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience in training large groups of adult participants
 

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Job Description

ICF’s International and Health Division is seeking Survey Managers responsible for planning and coordinating the implementation of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in one or more countries. This involves working with host- country implementing organizations and other survey stakeholders such as USAID, UN agencies, and host-government ministries to implement the DHS Program surveys and activities to meet data needs within budget and time constraints.

Key Responsibilities

  • In-person and remote monitoring of data collection and data quality, and working with implementing agency to ensure proper fieldwork procedures are followed
  • Preparing training materials and working with implementing agencies to train local field staff in questionnaire content and interviewing techniques
  • Adapting questionnaires, drafting survey protocols, and obtaining IRB-approval
  • Many surveys include biomarkers including anthropometry, blood pressure measurement, and blood collection for malaria rapid diagnostic testing, hemoglobin measurement, and HIV testing.
  • At a minimum, the survey manager must become familiar with each testing procedure in order to offer guidance on the implications of including biomarkers in the survey and ordering equipment and supplies
  • Systematically reviewing computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) data entry systems
  • Preparing data tabulation plans, carefully reviewing and number checking tabulations, and overseeing report writing process including drafting and reviewing survey final report text and graphics.
  • Communicating throughout all stages of the survey process with other DHS staff, implementing agencies, USAID Missions, and other key stakeholders in a clear and timely manner
  • Negotiating and/or managing survey budgets with host country implementing organizations
  • Developing work plans, MOUs, and subcontracts
  • The position will be based in Rockville, Maryland, and involves approximately 25-30% travel mainly to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Trips are typically 2-5 weeks in duration.
To learn more and apply, visit the following Survey Manager job application pages: