PMI VectorLink ITN Research Analysis Consultant
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
Working across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Cambodia, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement safe, cost-effective and sustainable life-saving malaria vector control interventions with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Specifically, the PMI VectorLink Project will build the capacity of country governments to use epidemiological, entomological, and coverage data to support the optimal deployment of vector control tools within each country context while promoting gender equity in all facets of planning and implementation.
The primary objective of ITN durability monitoring is to estimate the average useful life of ITNs distributed through mass distribution campaigns by considering the effects of attrition and physical integrity on ITNs. The studies also monitor insecticidal effectiveness and aim to describe major behavioral aspects of net care and repair and their impact on ITN durability outcomes. Studies have a prospective study design with up to 4 rounds of data collection over 3 years and PMI VectorLink is implementing durability monitoring in more than a dozen countries.
Analysis consultant support is sought for approximately 80 days beginning in April 2021 and spanning the full year. Specific tasks will vary depending on the needs of each country and may include the following:
- Support the programming of electronic data collection questionnaires using Open Data Kit (ODK) software.
- Data cleaning, management, and analysis in Stata, with appropriate syntax comments/annotation, following standardized syntax files.
- Preparation of clean, final generic syntax files with documentation of cleaning, management, and analysis steps well-documented though the use of comments.
- Adaption of standardized syntax files to account for future changes to the study design and questionnaires.
- Produce draft study reports in English following standard reporting templates.
- Review and suggest modifications to standard reporting approaches.
- Produce dissemination materials in PowerPoint and Word for national and international audiences.
- Opportunity to contribute to peer-reviewed publications.
Core deliverables for each country engagement are:
- Full set of clean study data sets produced per the project analysis syntax
- Additional data (as Stata and Excel files) to be used when programming questionnaires for subsequent study rounds.
- Modified Stata syntax files outlining all data export/import, cleaning, preparation and analysis steps.
- Draft technical study report presenting study results, key findings, and conclusions.
What are we looking for?
- Technical experience in malaria research, monitoring and/or evaluation, quantitative data collection and/or operations research, including experience in studies with a strong ITN component
- Strong previous experience of quantitative data analysis in Stata and a passion for producing clear, user-friendly, syntax.
- Strong previous experience developing technical reports for PMI, government and high-level malaria stakeholder audiences.
- Experience collaborating with a diverse, dispersed team on multi-country projects.
- Knowledge of current research questions and implementation strategies for malaria prevention through ITNs a plus.
- Record of publication of quantitative (ITN) results in peer-reviewed journals a plus.
- Previous experience of using ODK and SurveyCTO to program questionnaires and field studies a plus.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.
- Representational skills and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders in a professional matter.
- Experience working with USAID and/or PMI a plus.
- French language skills a plus.
- References will be required.
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.
- Non- Exempt
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