ICF’s Health, Sciences and Human Services Division seeks a Survey Manager with international experience to work in our Rockville, Maryland office. Our division supports International Health and Development (IHD) projects, including population-based surveys, and monitoring and evaluation. The Survey Manager will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in one or more countries. This involves:
- Providing direct technical assistance to countries in various stages of the survey process, e.g., questionnaire adaptation, field staff training, fieldwork monitoring, report writing, and dissemination of the survey findings; and
- Preparing or adapting training materials and working with implementing agencies to train local field staff in questionnaire content and interviewing techniques;
- Negotiating and/or managing local cost budgets with host country implementing organizations;
- Working with host country implementing organizations and other survey stakeholders to implement The DHS Program surveys and activities to meet data needs within budget and time constraints;
- Preparing IRB protocols;
- Assuring that DHS protocols are followed to ensure data quality and timeliness.
- Writing and reviewing survey reports, including descriptions of survey activities and interpretation of survey results;
- Communicating throughout all stages of the survey process with other staff, implementing agencies, USAID Missions, and other key stakeholders in a clear and timely manner;
Many DHS surveys involve collection of biomarkers, such as anemia, malaria and HIV testing, as well as measuring height and weight. Survey managers provide guidance on these issues, in consultation with the biomarker team at DHS.
The position requires approximately 25-30% travel, mainly to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, with trips of approximately 3-4 weeks at a time.
- MPH or Master’s degree in demography, public health, nutrition, epidemiology, or a similar topic area
- 2+ years of experience of survey work, preferably on international programs
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in low- and middle-income countries.
- Additional fluency in Spanish preferred
- Experience working with biomarkers and using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) preferred.
- Project management/survey work experience on international programs preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to negotiate survey budgets and content with technical and non-technical stakeholders
- 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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