DHS Health Data Mapping:
Online Course
March 11 to May 31, 2024
The USAID-funded Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program is searching for potential participants to take part in the DHS Health Data Mapping Online Course that will be held from March 11 to May 31, 2024.
This online course will focus on the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in public health, specifically creating and using maps for better program and policy decision making. This course introduces participants to GIS concepts, data concepts including management and cleaning of data in Microsoft Excel and using maps as part of the decision-making process. The course includes a hands-on introduction to QGIS, an open-source GIS software package, and participants will learn how to make a policy-relevant map in QGIS. Please note that this course is an introductory course designed for users with no previous GIS experience.
Eligibility and Requirements
Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must live and work in Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Should have no previous experience using GIS software (such as ArcGIS or QGIS).
  • Should be early- to mid-career professionals.
  • Must have at least an undergraduate degree in public health, demography, statistics, monitoring & evaluation, or a related subject, as well as basic training in statistics.
  • Preference will be given to individuals working in the Ministries of Health and National Bureaus of Statistics. Professionals working in public health and/or demographic research will also be considered.
  • Must be comfortable using and have access to Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be able to commit 2-4 hours a week for the course and 3 virtual sessions which will be 2 hours each.
  • Must be able to understand and communicate in English. (To be assessed by reviewing a write-up detailing what the applicant plans to do with the skills learned from this course.)
February 9, 2024:
Online application due
February 26, 2024:
Selected candidates notified
March 11, 2024:
Introduction module begins for selected candidates
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