NORC at the University of Chicago is one of the largest and most highly respected social research organizations pursuing high quality social science research that serves the public interest both in the United States and internationally. Since its founding in 1941, NORC has been an industry leader with a distinguished record in the design, development, and implementation of survey and other data collection methodologies, applying advanced statistical and other analytical techniques to interpret social science data. NORC’s core competencies include designing and conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development projects; developing survey instruments; conducting analytic research; statistical sampling; data preparation, collection, cleaning and management; and developing surveyassociated information technology.
NORC is currently seeking a Tanzanian Survey Specialist with skills and experience developing data collection instruments and enumerator training manuals and materials; managing large scale data collections; reviewing data; and organizing data analysis for the USAID Tanzania Data for Development (D4D) project.
The assignment is based in Tanzania, and is a full-time position over a multi-year period.
The Survey Specialist will work under the supervision of the Evaluation Specialist to support all data collection activities (surveys, Focus Group Discussions (FGD), Key Informant Interviews (KII), and other types of data collection). The person filling this position will be provide support and be heavily involved in oversight of enumerator training, pilot testing of instruments, and quality control of data collection in the field. This person will also be responsible for conducting data quality reviews (DQR) and data cleaning for a wide range of data sets.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in survey methodology, statistics, sociology, economics, or related field
Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience
Experience managing and implementing large- and small-scale quantitative data collections
Experience with qualitative research, preferred
Experience with data collection instrument development
Experience with training on data collection and analysis
Proven ability and interest in working with small and large datasets
Ability to work independently as well as part of a large team
Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
Knowledge of data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, SAS, etc) preferred
Knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems preferred
How To Apply:
Please submit your resumes to Tesfaselassie-Sewit@norc.org with “Survey Specialist Tanzania D4D” in the subject.
Deadline: 24th November 2017
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