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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2205854

International Survey Manager

ICF is growing, and we are hiring an International Survey Manager to manage food security population-based surveys (PBS) around the world. This is a full-time—preferably hybrid—position based in Rockville, Maryland. Remote candidates will be considered.

ICF manages the USAID-funded Surveys for Monitoring in Resilience and Food Security (SMRFS) project as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s flagship initiative to reduce global hunger and improve food security. The SMRFS Team collaborates with local survey implementing organizations to implement PBS in targeted geographical areas where the U.S. Government and its partners invest in agriculture, resilience, and nutrition. The SMRFS Team also works with USAID to update and expand Feed the Future’s publicly available population-based survey guidance materials (https://agrilinks.org/post/feed-future-zoi-survey-methods), conduct additional analyses, and investigate ways to reduce burden and collect data using alternative methods.

Key Responsibilities:

The survey manager has overall responsibility for managing a country survey; leading country surveys through all stages of the survey process, serving as the primary point of contact for the client for that survey, providing technical and logistical oversight, and coordinating different technical teams (e.g., data processing, analysis) and the local survey implementation partner. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading and managing country level survey operations
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for the client and the local survey implementation organization and ensuring effective communication throughout all stages of the survey process for all stakeholders
  • Developing and monitoring survey work plans and budgets
  • Managing the survey implementation organization including overseeing the selection of the survey implementation organization and monitoring implementation and quality of deliverables
  • Designing or adapting survey questionnaires and protocols and obtaining ethics board approval
  • Reviewing computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) data collection applications
  • Preparing or adapting training materials and working with implementing agencies to train local field staff in questionnaire content and interviewing techniques
  • Monitoring of data collection and data quality, and working with implementing agency to ensure proper fieldwork procedures are followed
  • Managing, writing, and reviewing survey reports, including descriptions of survey activities and interpretation of survey results
  • Working with the others assessing survey implementation and data use capacity and design and implement capacity strengthening plans
  • Responding to monitoring and evaluation data and project reporting requests and participating in learning events
  • Provide guidance to junior staff to support survey activities
  • Supporting other survey managers or performing other survey related activities as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in demography or population studies, public health, statistics, survey methodology, nutrition, epidemiology, economics
  • 2+ years’ experience in designing, managing, and implementing population-based household surveys
  • 2+ years’ experience working in low- and middle-income countries
  • 2+ years’ experience working with implementing organizations, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries
  • 1+ years’ experience developing and managing work plans and budgets
  • 1+ years’ experience training adults in research methods
  • Ability to deliver high-quality presentations and written reports
  • 1+ years’ experience managing projects
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to write reports and present orally
  • Ability to work both independently and with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25-30% of time

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in demography or population studies, public health, statistics, survey methodology, nutrition, epidemiology, economics
  • 1+ years’ experience conducting surveys in in low- and middle-income countries
  • Knowledge of and experience in survey design for complex surveys and complex survey data analysis
  • 1+ years’ experience training in anthropometry measurements and
  • 1+ years’ experience using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) tools
  • 1+ years’ experience using with applied statistical packages, preferably STATA, SPSS, or SAS
  • Broad familiarity with subject matter related to food security, gender, poverty reduction, nutrition, agriculture development, natural resources management, resilience, HIV, and/or vulnerable populations

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.

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, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$62,802.00 - $106,763.00

Rockville, MD (MD18)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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