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Job: Consultant, Biostatistician, New Nets Project, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at PATH

August 25, 2021 - 13:17 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

Tracking Code: 10914
Job Location: Worldwide - Any existing PATH office, United States
Company Location: Worldwide - Any existing PATH US office location
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Application deadline: September 4th, 2021

Job Description

This consulting role is flexible to locations other than those noted. 

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The New Nets Project, a partnership funded by Unitaid and the Global Fund and led by IVCC, aims to accelerate the scale-up of next-generation, dual-active ingredient ITNs and to provide National Malaria Control Programs, donors, and implementers with clear evidence of their impact on malaria burden. PATH leads observational studies accompanying the piloted distribution of next-generation ITNs to collect data from 2019 to 2022 on the entomological and epidemiological impact of new ITNs and the sociocultural factors that influence their uptake and usage

PATH is seeking a short-term, part-time Consultant to review the analytical plan for a multi-country observational analysis of the impact of new insecticide-treated bednets and advise on opportunities to strengthen analyses and mitigate biases.


Timeline

Two months (September 1 to October 31, 2021) for a total of 160 hours, with possibility of longer-term engagement.


Activities and Scope of Work

  • Provide input and edits on the analysis plan for each country including adjustments for:
    • Concurrent malaria interventions at regional and country level
    • Varying malaria transmission
    • Variability in the starting date for the intervention
    • Missing data in routine data
    • Adjustments for seasonal variation and other environmental factors
  • Provide code for these adjustments to the primary analysis and bibliographic justification for the approach


Deliverables

  • Comments and revisions to analysis plan
  • Draft document describing suggested changes to analysis plan for each country
  • Finalized document describing changes, including codes for adjustments and bibliographic justification for the approach
  • Meetings, as required, with PATH point persons and partner organizations


Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in scientific discipline (statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics) required.
  • Five or more years of experience applying advanced knowledge of biostatistics in support of operational research required using multi-country routine health facility data, quasi-experimental and observational studies.
  • Expertise in advanced statistical approaches of measuring effectiveness of malaria control interventions with multilevel clustering from observational quasi-experimental and cohort studies and cluster randomized studies.
  • Expertise in meta-analysis of multi-country data using rigorous statistical approaches, with comparisons and contrasts to the typical clinical meta-analyses & Cochrane review approaches.
  • Experience in time series and difference-in-difference analyses.
  • Ability to collaborate with modelers and epidemiologists and partners institutions of the NNP as well are projects within MNTD department.
  • Prior experience or knowledge surveillance data analysis
     

Application deadline September 4th 2021
 

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