Malaria Indicator Survey Coordinator (Consultant)
Based in Juba, South Sudan
Reports to the Country Representative, South Sudan
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We seek a Malaria Indicator Survey Coordinator. Since 2011, Population Services International (PSI) has been an integral development partner in the Republic of South Sudan. The Global Fund grant for malaria is managed by PSI on behalf of the Ministry of Health. In order to track progress and impact, a national Malaria Indictor Survey (MIS) was conducted under the Global Fund Round grant in 2013; a follow-up survey is now being planned for 2017. The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) will implement the 2017 MIS with support from PSI and other Roll Back Malaria partners. Financial support for the 2017 MIS is provided by Global Fund.
Objectives of the MIS
The 2017 South Sudan Malaria Indicator Survey (SSMIS) is a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey designed following the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group guidelines.
The specific objectives of the 2017 SSMIS are to:
A secondary objective of the 2017 SSMIS is to strengthen the capacity of the NMCP and partners for future implementation of the survey.
The 2017 SSMIS will follow the methodology used in the 2013 South Sudan MIS, which was guided by the RBM guidelines for Malaria Indicator Surveys. The SSMIS is expected to be conducted from September to December 2017. In order to ensure that the timely implementation of the SSMIS and the transfer of knowledge to build national capacity, the PSI Country Office is seeking to hire a MIS Consultant to work closely with the lead implementation agency, National Malaria Control Program. Day-to-day technical assistance and support will be provided by the MIS Consultant to ensure that the NMCP’s role in designing, implementation, analysis and dissemination of data are achieved with highest quality.
This position will be based in Juba, South Sudan.
Sound like you? Read on.
Purpose of the Consultancy
Under the overall supervision of the Country Representative, the MIS Consultant will:
The consultant will work in close collaboration with the survey team, the stakeholders, and the Technical Working Group and will represent PSI in meetings and workshops in relation to the survey as needed.
Main Consultancy Tasks
In consultation and collaboration with PSI and NMCP, the consultant will be responsible for ensuring the following activities have been undertaken following the MIS guidelines and will contribute to the coordination of these activities:
2. Household Listing and Mapping, Training, Fieldwork, and Data Entry
3. Data Analysis and Report Writing:
3. Field trip reports;
4. Presentations and training materials used in trainings, workshops, and other meetings;
5. Raw data sets and data sets following secondary data editing (in Stata), together with an analysis codebook and analysis syntax files.
Estimated Duration of the Contract
The duration of the contract is 4 months. The position will be based in Juba, South Sudan from August 28th, 2017 through December 2017 (4 months). Only candidates who can commit for this minimum time in-country will be considered.
What are we looking for?
Office Arrangements and Travel Requirements
The consultant will be based in PSI’s offices in Juba. PSI will arrange for the necessary office equipment including a laptop computer with relevant software installed. During the contract period, the consultant is expected to travel to and within South Sudan. Travel costs will be covered by PSI.
PSI reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered, or for failure to meet deadlines.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.