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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R1802757

Data Processing Specialist

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF’s International and Health Division 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. The DHS Program is a USAID-funded project that has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. The position involves working with host- country implementing organizations to implement the DHS Program surveys and activities to meet data needs within budget and time constraints.

Specific Programmatic And Technical Tasks Include 

  • 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

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.
What You'll Need To Succeed

  • 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 Qualifications

  • 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

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. The work environment includes an on-site gym, Metro access and the opportunity to work from home one day per week.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: and 

About ICF
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at www.icf.com

Rockville, MD (MD18)

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