Reporting directly to the Lead Strategic Information Advisor, the Staff Associate is responsible for data management and analyses required during survey implementation of nationally representative population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa designed to assess the impact of PEPFAR-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. Collaborates with the sub-contracted research corporations to ensure the development and implementation of tablet and cloud-based systems to collect, manage and clean high- quality survey data. Provides support in this area to CDC, Ministries of Health and ICAPcountry teams. Additionally, lead the quality control of data summaries prepared for survey monitoring to ensure outputs are complete and high quality.
* Review specification documentation provided by survey implementing teams for data collection instruments and direct the work of the sub-contracted research corporations to ensure development of high quality data collection instruments. * Test and remediate data collection instruments. * Collaborates sub-contracted research corporations to adapt specifications for automated monitoring reports to be generated by cloud-based study databases. * Adapts existing standard operating procedures for data collection, management and analysis of survey monitoring data, and data quality assurance and data lock. * Trains the survey trainers (or train the survey teams themselves) on tablet usages. * Provides remote and in-country support to ICAP country teams on data management aspects of the surveys, including training teams on using tablets, and troubleshooting data collection challenges that arise with tablets. * Lead quality control of data summaries prepared for survey monitoring. * Provide analytic support to first and final release data tables as needed. Lead and support analyses for abstracts, presentations and manuscripts. * Performs other related duties as directed.
* Requires periodic international travel to sub-Saharan Africa to support data management and cleaning. Approximately seven (5) trips per year with each trip lasting approximately five (5) to ten (10) days each.