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Support for Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) Project in Ethiopia(ETH-1)

June 1, Length: 5-6 months

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP is conducting Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) in up to 20 PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the national HIV epidemic, guide global and local allocation of funding and resources based on evidence, and integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct, analysis, and use of PHIAs.

Scope of Work
Reporting to the Lead Strategic Information (SI) Advisor, PHIA Project, the student intern will be responsible for supporting data management for the PHIA Project with a range of tasks, including reconciliation of map and household listing data files, testing of questionnaires and other survey tools on tablets, testing of laboratory data management applications, review of study instruments for consistency, development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), assisting with in-country training, field practice and survey monitoring activities, and preparation of reports and presentations for donors. The Lead SI Advisor will prioritize tasks and assignments for the student, who will contribute to the smooth operation of the PHIA Project and timely completion of important tasks.

The student will also perform additional duties for the project as needed, including but not limited to the following:

  • Reconcile map and listing data files
  • Test questionnaires and other survey tools on Google Nexus tablets
  • Test laboratory data management applications
  • Review study instruments for consistency (including language consistency, skip patterns and constraints in questionnaires)
  • Support SOP development
  • Supporting training activities, field practice and survey monitoring in country
  • Assist with dataset cleaning and data management
  • Conduct basic data analyses to help with survey monitoring
  • Summarize data in written formats for donor reports
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations
  • Other duties as assigned



  • MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint proficiency
  • Basic data analysis skills (preferably using SAS or STATA)
  • Demonstrated writing skills: reports, presentations and/or protocols
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong formatting skills using the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Understanding of public health, preferably including global HIV/AIDS
  • Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) skills
  • Experience using Open Data Kit software