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Senior Malaria Advisor

 

Job Description

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

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing technical guidance to The DHS Program on all aspects of nutrition data collection, including nutrition-related biomarkers, as relevant, adherence to global indicator guidelines for analysis, representing The DHS Program in global nutrition fora, and leading nutrition 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

Required 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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Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor

 

Job Description

Through a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ICF Macro, 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, malaria, and nutrition, and also helps to conduct biomarker testing in households and in laboratories. The DHS Program employs public health and nutrition experts, demographers, sampling statisticians, biomarker and laboratory experts and data processing specialists, among others. Please review The DHS Program website at http://www.dhsprogram.com to learn more about The DHS Program. The DHS Program is seeking to fill a Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor position to support the DHS nutrition portfolio.

The position is based in our Metro-accessible office in Rockville, MD. Travel potential up to 15% of time to low and middle income countries mainly in Africa and Asia may be required.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing technical guidance to The DHS Program on all aspects of nutrition data collection, including nutrition-related biomarkers, as relevant, adherence to global indicator guidelines for analysis, representing The DHS Program in global nutrition fora, and leading nutrition research at DHS. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Providing leadership in the area of nutrition to meet global and country-specific current and emerging data needs within the context of The DHS Program
  • Representing The DHS Program at global nutrition advisory, technical and reference meetings
  • Supporting and guiding the improvement of The DHS Program tools, protocols, and reporting related to nutrition, and working to incorporate innovations that help to improve efficiency and data quality
  • Providing training support and capacity building guidance for anthropometry and other nutrition data collection
  • Engaging with other household survey programs that incorporate nutrition data, to share best practices, lessons learned, and aligning methodologies as appropriate
  • Leading and/or conducting policy relevant nutrition research
  • Promoting tools for communicating available nutrition-related data, analyses, modules, and/or outputs to USAID Missions, other national-level stakeholders, USAID/Washington, and other global-level stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in nutrition data collection, analysis, and interpretation and/or in using data to identify and meet nutrition program monitoring and evaluation needs and contributing to policy in low income countries
  • PhD in Nutrition, or Public Health, Demography, or other relevant discipline strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of current global nutrition protocols, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge of nutrition and health issues in low and middle income countries
  • Strong knowledge of statistical techniques, including multivariate methods.
  • Ability to write well and quickly in English.
  • 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  
  • Knowledge of relevant nutrition related biomarkers
  • Fluency in spoken and written French  

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Nutrition Analyst

 

Job Description

Through a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ICF Macro, 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, malaria, and nutrition, and also helps to conduct biomarker testing in households and in laboratories. The DHS Program employs public health and nutrition experts, demographers, sampling statisticians, biomarker and laboratory experts and data processing specialists, among others. Please review The DHS Program website at http://www.dhsprogram.com to learn more about The DHS Program. The DHS Program is seeking to fill a Nutrition Analyst position to support the DHS nutrition 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 Nutrition Analyst will be working under the supervision of the Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor and will be responsible for conducting nutrition and health related policy and program relevant analyses and helping with all aspects of nutrition data collection, including relevant biomarker collection. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyses of nutrition data and the development of relevant outputs; e.g. policy-relevant multi-country analyses, country-specific nutrition information products, and data dissemination materials for varied audiences
  • Responding to requests from DHS users for nutrition-related technical or analytical support,
  • Working closely with The DHS Program research team to meet joint goals and building capacity in the analysis and use of nutrition data
  • Providing input into monitoring, reporting, and improving nutrition data quality, including assisting with country reports as needed
  • Helping to promote tools for communicating available nutrition-related data, analyses, modules, and/or outputs to USAID Missions, other national-level stakeholders, USAID/Washington, and other global-level stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in nutrition data collection, analysis, and interpretation, preferably from the DHS, and in using data to identify and meet nutrition program monitoring and evaluation needs as well as contribute to policy
  • Knowledge of nutrition and health issues in low and middle income countries
  • Experience with analysis of large survey data sets and conducting systematic literature reviews
  • Strong knowledge of statistical techniques, including multivariate methods
  • Experience using statistical software packages, preferably Stata
  • Ability to write well and quickly in English
  • Ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Fluency in French strongly preferred

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Data Analyst

 

Job Description

ICF seeks to hire a Data Analyst for its Demographic and Health Surveys project to support studies of demographic and health issues in developing countries. The position is based at The Demographic and Health Surveys Program at ICF International in Rockville, Maryland, USA. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Duties include conducting analyses of large survey data sets using statistical software packages.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in demography, a social science or health-related field.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical techniques, including multivariate methods.
  • Experience using statistical software packages, preferably Stata.
  • Experience analyzing data from large social surveys.
  • Knowledge of population and health issues in developing countries.
  • Ability to write well and quickly in English.
  • Ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • The analyst may be required to travel to developing countries as needed (up to 15% of time).
  • Fluency in French strongly preferred.

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Sr. Medical Officer

 

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serve as a key member of The DHS Program’s senior management team, reporting directly to the DHS Project Director. Provide leadership, vision, and technical direction for The DHS Program’s health portfolio, including technical and quality control assurance for the collection of biomarkers and laboratory testing.
  • Prepare and manage health-related components of the annual project workplan to USAID Represent The DHS Program in national and international health meetings and in meetings with USAID, other donor organizations, and the World Health Organization.
  • Lead the DHS Service Provision Assessment (SPA) Program, including maintenance and updating of the program’s approach, questionnaires, and tabulations in response to emerging needs Oversee the implementation of DHS SPA surveys and provide direct support to specific surveys as required from finalization of the survey design to presentation of survey findings Supervise the work of the DHS biomarker team.
  • Prepare country budgets and subcontracts for DHS and SPA surveys, as needed Liaise with the DHS Senior Advisor for Analysis on health-related analytical publications Liaise with the DHS Senior Advisor for Communication on disseminating SPA data and promoting SPA surveys and other health content of The DHS Program to the international public health community.
  • International travel approximately 25-30% time to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America and the Caribbean.

Basic Qualifications

  • Medical degree required. Minimum of 5 years of experience in assisting developing countries to identify and meet health program monitoring and evaluation needs Expertise in developing country health issues including reproductive health, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and/or malaria.
  • Field experience in implementing population and/or facility surveys in developing countries Background in working with USAID, other bilateral donors, or international agencies.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills. Able to travel internationally, as needed.

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