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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2103495

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.

Who We’re Looking For
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
  • Good spoken and written English
  • 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 skills

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

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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)

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