Education: University degree in related field plus Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Demography, Statistics, Economics or related degree is recommended.
Skills: Ability to work effectively and respectfully on diverse teams and across diverse contexts. Track record of successfully leading complex analytic projects. Takes initiative, works productively while working remotely and produces results, ability to accept feedback and integrate it, strong communication skills and ability to uphold a positive work environment. Good interpersonal skills with a high level of English, both oral and written skills. Proficiency in French is an advantage. Committed to upholding diversity, equality and inclusion principles both professionally and personally.
Essential Work Experience:
A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data is required. Of these, at least one year of experience covering data on health and program coverage. Must be autonomous in STATA or R. PowerBi and CommCare experience highly preferred.
The Statistician’s specific responsibilities include:
a. Review analysis plans for population-based coverage surveys as well as programmatic data and other data sources when relevant with the GiveWell funded CMAM Avancé Project Management Unit,
b. Support survey design in five countries as needed, particularly with respect to sample design,
c. Ensure data quality adherence through well-documented, replicable code in R and/or STATA, as well as PowerBi,
d. Implement the agreed analyses through well-documented, replicable code in R and/or STATA, specifically:
a. Conduct and document data cleaning including consistency checks and recoding variables as necessary,
b. Develop survey weights to account for survey design, non-response, and non-coverage,
c. Populate analytic table shells with point estimates and confidence intervals for indicators including coverage of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, prevalence of severe acute malnutrition
e. Support IRC in presentation and interpretation of population-based coverage survey results, including through triangulation with other data sources,
f. Lead report writing for donor (1 page summary) and five country programs, based on already agreed template,
g. Play an active role in adaptive learning processes that leverage data from coverage surveys, as well as other sources, for programmatic insights and improvements.