India: Data Management Support Specialist – Infectious Disease Outbreaks – India

Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: India
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017

Dexis Consulting Group, a leading international development firm based in Washington D.C., is seeking candidates for several Data Support Specialist positions on an anticipated upcoming multi-year New Delhi -based U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) supported activity designed to respond to infectious disease outbreak response and recovery. Specialists will provide the data management, data analysis and date quality support, as described below, in affected regional areas, such as New Delhi, Amritsar, Ludhiana; Lucknow, Patna, Jaipur; Mumbai Indore, and Bhopal.

Responsibilities

  • Participate as a member of the international Ebola response team and assist CDC in their efforts to provide overall expert technical support to the host country government laboratory and epidemiologic data activities being supported through collaborative response and recovery efforts by CDC, the government, and international partners. This may include development of strategies to improve the quality of data
  • Collaborate closely with CDC and the in-country response team, coordinating laboratory and epidemiologic data management activities with detection, prevention, care and treatment program areas
  • Analyze data from assessments conducted in priority areas and work with team leads to incorporate appropriate activities/strategies into work plans; activities will be related to Ebola surveillance, suspected outbreak case investigation, care and monitoring, outbreak investigation and response planning/implementation, epidemiological data analysis, and routine immunization services
  • Maintain and manage an up-to-date and accurate database that is used for describing the outbreak and doing epidemiological data analysis
  • Work closely with government and other CDC lab partners and epidemiologists to improve data quality
  • Maintain and run SAS program(s) to clean and merge data. Manage and analyze data for risk assessments
  • Work with team leads to track progress towards implementing specific priority country work plans
  • Conduct periodic analyses of current epidemiologic data related to outbreaks, and surveillance and priority areas
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to CDC India in other areas of data management (EQA) programs, studies, etc
  • Coordinate, facilitating and participate in meetings sponsored by CDC Country Office and international outbreak response partners
  • Travel to Amritsar, Lucknow, and Mumbai, India to analyze data from suspected outbreak cases

Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications

  • Master’s Level Degree in Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology, or related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, with progressive responsibility in working with epidemiology and laboratory information systems and providing data management solutions
  • Three years of experience in coordinating multi-agency public health programs at regional, national, sub national, local levels, international experience preferred
  • Experience in International public health, disease surveillance (active and passive), and outbreak and case investigations
  • Working knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Excel, Microsoft Access
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, experience in development of strategic documents, briefing documents, and reports
  • Level IV speaking and writing proficiency in English
  • Language proficiency in Hindi and Marathi preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)

With over 15 years of experience, Dexis specializes in creating custom-tailored, adaptable, and effective international development solutions. Operating in over 70 countries, we support clients like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, and other multilateral agencies. We are one of the fastest growing firms in international development and our staff report some of the highest levels of job satisfaction in our industry.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to: CDCopportunities@dexisonline.com with “India Task Order” in the subject line

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