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Survey Methods Specialist

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. The Global Health Division (GHD) currently has a staff of over 400 and works in over 25 countries. GHD implements broad-based programs in health systems strengthening, infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, and non-communicable diseases.
The Survey Data Specialist will provide data management and analysis support to health ministries’ Neglected Tropical Disease programming, under USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East program. The successful candidate will have experience with electronic data collection, data management, and data analysis. This individual will also collaborate respectfully with multiple team members from diverse backgrounds.
This position will report to the Senior Epidemiologist. It will be based in RTI’s Washington, D.C. office, RTI’s headquarters in Durham, NC, or other remote US. 
Job Summary:
Provides technical support for the development and implementation of survey data management and analysis acros health programs.
Essential Duties:
  • Provide methodological support to survey projects including protocol development, the use of electronic data collection, real-time data monitoring, data management, and results analysis.
  • Design and test electronic data collection forms (questionaires) in Open Data Kit (ODK).
  • Support the development of training tools, guidelines, reference materials, and data quality procedures.
  • Provide training on data collection to in-country and ministry of health teams.
  • Review protocols and reports to ensure survey implementation follows global guidance and specific study design.
  • Maintain repository of standard survey materials including data collection forms, field training materials, data analysis code, and other standard operating procedures.
  • Perform advanced quantitative data analysis on single or multi-country datasets for routine reporting and special requests.
  • Contribute to technical reports, manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Provide administrative support for routine team meetings.
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of experience, Master's degree and 1 year of experience, relevant experience in statistics, computer science, public health, statistics, economics, or another analytics field.
  • Proven programming and analysis ability in STATA, SAS, or R statistical software.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. 
Preferred Skills & Abilities
  • Experience with electronic data capture systems (e.g., ODK), working in and querying SQL database environment, and GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS or QGIS).
  • Experience with surveys in low or middle income countries.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Capacity to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; strong organizational skills; and must be detail-oriented and hard-working.
  • Ability to listen and communicate well in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Possible travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.