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The DHS Program has the following job opportunities available:

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) seeks a Communications Associate to work full-time for The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program based in Rockville, Maryland. The Communications Associate will support all aspects of increasing access to and use of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to improve local public health program planning among governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Communications Associate will work closely with the staff from The DHS Program and with USAID missions to: develop national and organizational plans to disseminate DHS data; translate DHS results into accessible and practical formats; and facilitate use of data for evidence-based planning, program management, and advocacy among diverse local groups.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership for disseminating and increasing use of DHS survey results in developing countries.
  • Develop and manage national dissemination work plans, budgets, and subcontracts in collaboration with USAID, other development partners, and local agencies.
  • Provide in-country technical assistance to survey implementing agencies and other groups for using DHS results to improve programs and policies.
  • Prepare dissemination materials including survey key findings reports, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, policy briefs, social media messages, and web collateral.
  • Serve as trainer/facilitator for a variety of DHS capacity strengthening activities in DHS countries including data use for decision-making, social media, data visualization, and journalists workshops
  • Represent ICF International and JHUCCP and serve as liaison with key stakeholders, USAID, WHO, UNAIDS, the cooperating agency (CA) community, and other organizations to collect and exchange best practices in the use of DHS/other data for program planning and implementation.
  • Work closely with local organizations, the CA community, to build capacity for data interpretation and use among selected institutions.
  • Support DHS online dissemination activities including the project website, social media, project blog, and others.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • 4 years related experience.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, demography, or other related field preferred.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a communication or data use function with a global health/population focus
  • Proficiency in French strong preferred
  • Prior experience with Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) is very desirable
  • Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral and/or multilateral donor agencies, host-country governments, and local partners.
  • Experience working in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) or willingness to learn
  • Experience working and /or living overseas, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and/or southern Asia.
  • Experience training or teaching, particularly in a developing country setting
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and explain demographic and health data
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with the media
  • Experience working with web content management systems, as well as social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog)
  • Experience in developing proposals, project budgets, and workplans.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 30%
 

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Job Description

Vysnova Partners is seeking a highly motivated Data Processing Analyst 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

ICF is seeking a Data Processing Specialist responsible for developing and supporting mobile data collection and data analysis as part of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program in one or more countries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and support mobile data capture (CAPI) systems for population surveys and health facilities surveys in developing countries using the CSPro software system
  • Work with in-country IT counterparts and south to south consultants to strengthen their capacity in developing and supporting mobile data capture systems
  • Prepare training materials and work with implementing agencies to train local field staff in mobile data collection
  • Supervise initial fieldwork activities and provide local and remote troubleshooting assistance to support mobile data collection
  • Strengthen capacity within implementing agencies worldwide via workshops and seminars on data use and survey processing
  • Work with survey managers to produce data analysis in CSPro to support country report production
  • Prepare and rigorously check standardized data files prior to their release to the public via our website
  • Communicate 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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Public Health, Demography
  • Strong programming skills in a language such as C#, C++, Python, Ruby, Java, R, or SAS
  • Experience in training or willingness to learn
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills, including the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and set strategic priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience in using CSPro or other survey software such as Survey Solutions, Epi-Info, Open Data Kit (ODK) or similar
  • Experience and interest in public health or demographic research
  • Ability to speak French or Spanish
  • Experience of working in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience in training large groups of adult participants
 

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Job Description

ICF is seeking a highly motivated Deputy Project Director 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

  • Work closely with the project director to provide leadership and vision to The DHS Program
  • Negotiate surveys in host-countries including survey questionnaire and biomarker content and budgets
  • Provide technical leadership for survey data collection and analysis and use of DHS data
  • Provide direction and oversight to ensure high quality implementation of 30-40 surveys at any given time
  • Supervise and mentor a diverse team of technical and support staff including survey managers
  • Work with contracting staff to create subcontracts with implementing agencies and other organizations
  • Manage and oversee timely communications with USAID, other donors, and host-country implementing agencies and ministries

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in demography, public health, epidemiology, or related health, medical, or social science discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience in the management of large-scale international health or development projects, with proven capacity in managing and supervising a diverse team of technical and support staff
  • At least 7 years of experience in managing or implementing population-based and/or facility-based data collection
  • Demonstrated competence working within United States Government (USG) regulations and procedures
  • Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with host country governments and either USG, bilateral, or multilateral donor agencies
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Strong understanding and experience with the analysis of population-based and/or facility-based data

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Doctorate degree in demography, public health, epidemiology
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of population-based and/or facility-based data in developing countries
  • Fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic
  • Proven expertise in survey budgeting and subcontract development
 

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Job Description

ICF’s International and Health Division is seeking Survey Managers 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.
To learn more and apply, visit the following Survey Manager job application pages: