Be on Alert – Fraudulent Employment Offers. Learn More

Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2000504

Senior Demographic and Health Researcher- Rockville, MD

Senior Demographic and Health Researcher

Rockville, MD

ICF seeks to hire a Senior Demographic and Health Researcher to conduct research on demographic and health issues in developing countries for The Demographic and Health Surveys Program (DHS). The researcher will prepare reports and publishable papers as part of a research team at DHS headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The researcher will contribute to the DHS Program’s research agenda by proposing study ideas in line with our research strategy; will shepherd studies through all stages from conceptualization through publication; and may coordinate budgets, contracts, and administration of research and analysis training activities. There may be opportunities to lead one or more workshops every year.  Examples of DHS in-house research beyond the main report can be found at, by going to “Analytical” under the “Publications Search” tab.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a relevant social science or health-related field
  • 3+ years research-related work experience in a relevant field
  • Familiarity with population and health issues in developing countries
  • Experience with analysis of large survey data sets
  • Strong knowledge of statistical techniques
  • Experience in using statistical software packages, preferably Stata
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare publishable-quality manuscripts
  • Willingness to conduct policy and program relevant research
  • Excellent communication, training, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work successfully in teams and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) datasets and Service Provision Assessment Surveys (SPA) datasets
  • Experience conducting workshops or trainings 
  • Knowledge of HMIS data and Health Facility data 
  • Knowledge of French  
  • Experience with mixed-method studies

 The researcher may be required to travel to developing countries as needed (up to 15% of time).

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 to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Rockville, MD (MD18)

Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

More jobs you might like

Feb 6, 2020
Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Jan 16, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Jan 16, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Oct 10, 2019
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Oct 8, 2019
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Sep 27, 2019
Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
See All Jobs