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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 Specialist 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

EnCompass LLC is actively seeking a Senior Advisor for Capacity Building to join our team onsite at the USAID DHS project office in Rockville. The Advisor provides technical guidance to, and oversee the implementation of, strategies and interventions to strengthen host country individual and institutional capacity across the data collection, communication, and use spectrum.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and direction for the USAID funded Demographic and Health Surveys training and capacity strengthening program
  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate DHS program’s five-year global capacity strengthening strategy including proposing practical strategies to reinforce capacity of national statistics offices
  • Assess training program needs and develop and implement strategies for improvements
  • Analyze existing training methods, tools, and technology and make recommendations for maximizing existing resources to meet overall training program needs
  • Assess headquarters staff training needs and organize and conduct a series of TOTs to strengthen their capacity to design and carry out competency-based training programs
  • Oversee the development of instructional curricula including ensuring timely delivery of technical content and materials by subject matter experts
  • Oversee the design of blended learning courses including synchronous bilingual courses
  • Lead design and implementation of blended learning initiatives geared towards leveraging face-to-face training programs including promoting the DHS Online Learning Platform
  • Provide mentoring and coaching support to technical experts in how to apply cutting edge learning solutions to reinforce counterparts training skills
  • Coordinate the implementation of annual regional workshops on diverse technical topics to reinforce training skills of local counterparts and south-to-south consultants
  • Travel to DHS countries and provide technical assistance including organizing and conducting national level stakeholders’ meetings to raise funds to support implementation, monitoring and evaluation of those plans
  • Manage the portfolio as well as develop annual work plans for the capacity strengthening and training program
  • As a member of the DHS Senior management team, participate in quarterly partners meeting as well as biweekly senior management meetings and provide updates on progress made in the CS program
  • Supervise and supports quality performance of staff

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in international development, adult learning, or a related field
  • At least seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in managing or implementing capacity building programs or activities within a developing country setting to increase the capacity of individuals and institutions with respect to the analysis, communication/dissemination, and use of data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of approaches to individual and institutional capacity building within the field of international health and development, including both in-person and virtual approaches as well as novel and innovative approaches
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues
  • Strong planning, organization, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, including writing and public speaking
  • Previous experience working in a consulting and project environment, highly desirable
  • High level of competence in writing reports, analyses, proposals or other technical communications
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic preferable
 

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Job Description

ICF’s International and Health Division is seeking a Survey Manager 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • MPH or Master’s degree in demography, public health, nutrition, epidemiology, or a similar topic area, or PhD in similar fields
  • 3+ years of experience of survey work, preferably on international programs
  • Fluency in spoken and written English essential
  • Project management experience on international programs preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages strongly preferred: French, Portuguese, Spanish, or Arabic.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience working with biomarkers and using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to negotiate survey budgets and content with technical and non-technical stakeholders is essential
  • Ability to foster productive workings relationships with multiple stakeholders in a complex political environment
  • Strong organizational and program management skills, including the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and set strategic priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
 

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