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United States of America: Malaria Technical Coordinator

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: ICF International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Jun 2017

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, nutrition, and malaria, and also helps to conduct biomarker testing in households and in laboratories. The DHS Program employs public health and malaria experts, demographers, sampling statisticians, biomarker and laboratory experts and data processing specialists, among others. Please review The DHS program website at to learn more about The DHS Program and malaria program activities.

The DHS Program is seeking to fill a Malaria Technical Advisor position to support the DHS malaria portfolio. The position is based in our Metro-accessible office in Rockville, MD.


Key Responsibilities

The Malaria Technical Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Malaria Research Advisor and will be responsible for providing technical guidance to The DHS Program on all aspects of malaria data collection for DHS, MIS and SPA surveys. The position will also require analytic and capacity strengthening skills. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and guiding the improvement of The DHS Program tools, protocols and reporting related to malaria, and working to incorporate innovations that help to improve efficiency and data quality

  • Assisting in the report writing for DHS surveys and conducting malaria related analyses

  • Providing training and capacity building support and guidance for malaria data collection, interpretation and analysis

  • Engaging with other household survey programs that incorporate malaria data, to share best practices, lessons learned, and align methodologies where possible and appropriate

  • Promoting tools for communicating available malaria-related data, analyses, modules, and/or outputs to USAID Missions, other national-level stakeholders, USAID/Washington, and other global-level stakeholders

  • Acting as a point of contact for USAID and DHS staff for malaria survey related activities

Required Qualifications

  • MPH 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

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in malaria data collection, analysis, and interpretation and/or in using data to identify and meet malaria program monitoring and evaluation needs and contributing to policy in low 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

Travel up to 20% of time to low and middle income countries mainly in Africa and Asia may be required

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