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April 19, 2017 
Regional Health Data Mapping Workshop

The USAID-funded The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program is searching for potential participants for a Regional Health Data Mapping Workshop. The workshop will be held from July 17-21, 2017, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The workshop will focus on the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in public health, specifically using maps for better program and policy decision making. This will be a basic workshop that introduces participants to data concepts including management and cleaning of data in Microsoft Excel, using maps as part of the decision making process, introduction to GIS concepts (including GPS data collection), and hands-on introduction to QGIS, an open source GIS software package. No previous experience with GIS software is required.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must live or work in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, or Timor-Leste.
  • Must have at least an undergraduate degree in public health, demography, statistics, monitoring & evaluation, or related subject as well as basic training in statistics.
  • Must be able to understand and communicate in English

WORKSHOP COSTS

The USAID-funded The DHS program will cover airfare, hotel, per diem, and local transport costs in Cambodia for all participants.

TIMELINE

May 5, 2017  Online application due
May 15, 2017    Selected candidates notified
May 29, 2017 Selected candidates must submit all required travel documents
June 12, 2017 Pre-work begins for selected candidates
July 17-21, 2017 Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia