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The DHS Program has the following job opportunities available:

Job Description

Vysnova Partners is seeking a highly motivated Data Processing Specialist with the Demographic and Health Surveys project. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project assists developing countries toimplement 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

Through a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ICF, an ICF Company, implements The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. The DHS Program assists developing countries to implement surveys that collect information on fertility, mortality, maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and malaria, and also helps to conduct biomarker testing in households and in laboratories. The DHS Program employs public health and malaria experts, demographers, sampling statisticians, biomarker and laboratory experts and data processing specialists, among others.

The DHS Program is seeking to fill a Senior Malaria Advisor to support the DHS malaria portfolio. The position is based in our Metro-accessible office in Rockville, MD. Travel up to 20% of time to low and middle income countries mainly in Africa and Asia may be required

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Malaria Advisor will be responsible for providing thought leadership and technical guidance to The DHS Program on all aspects of the malaria portfolio including malaria biomarkers, primarily by representing The DHS Program in global malaria fora, interacting with survey staff to integrate malaria innovations in the DHS surveys and leading malaria research at DHS. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership in the area of malaria to meet global and country-specific current and emerging data needs within the context of The DHS Program
  • Representing The DHS Program at global malaria advisory and reference meetings
  • Leading analyses of malaria data and the development of relevant outputs; e.g. policy-relevant multi-country comparative analyses and country-specific malaria indepth studies
  • Working closely with The DHS Program research team to meet joint goals and building capacity in the analysis and use of malaria data
  • Strengthening collaborations with partners for research involving external data
  • Providing input into monitoring, reporting, and improving malaria data quality

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD or a MPH with 7 or more years in Malaria, Public Health, Demography, or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of current global malaria protocols, standards and best practices
  • Knowledge of malaria and health issues in low and middle income countries
  • Relevant experience in survey implementation, analysis, and interpretation and/or in using data to identify and meet program monitoring and evaluation needs and contributing to policy in low income countries
  • Strong knowledge of statistical techniques, including multivariate methods
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Field experience in implementing population surveys in developing countries  
  • Background in working with USAID, other bilateral donors, or international agencies  
  • Fluency in spoken and written French 

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Job Description

The Survey Manager is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in one or more countries. Many DHS surveys involve collection of biomarkers, such as anemia, malaria and HIV testing, as well as measuring height and weight. Survey managers provide guidance on these issues, in consultation with the biomarker team at DHS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with host country implementing organizations and other survey stakeholders to implement The DHS Program surveys and activities to meet data needs within budget and time constraints;
  • Negotiating and/or managing local cost budgets with host country implementing organizations;
  • Providing direct technical assistance to countries in various stages of the survey process, e.g., questionnaire adaptation, field staff training, fieldwork monitoring, report writing, and dissemination of the survey findings;  and
  • Assuring that DHS protocols are followed to ensure data quality and timeliness.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Master’s degree in demography, epidemiology, public health, or a similar topic.
  • 3-6 years of experience.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and fluency in one or more of the following languages is preferred: French, Spanish, or Arabic.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience in survey work preferred.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) 

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