Call for Application !! 2017 Sub-Regional Demographic and Health Surveys Further Analysis Workshop Jan 8-18, 2018 Pokhara, Nepal
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is seeking participants from Afghanistan, Myanmar and Nepal for a 10-day further analysis residential workshop to be held in Pokhara, Nepal from Jan 8-18, 2018. Applicants will apply as a team of 2-3 individuals and propose a family planning, maternal and child health, or other analysis topic that can be addressed with DHS data. Teams can include team members from more than one institution.
The workshop will teach participant teams to analyze DHS data sets from the following surveys: 2015 Afghanistan DHS (AfDHS), 2015-16 Myanmar DHS (MDHS), and 2016 Nepal DHS (NDHS). The statistical software Stata SE 15 will be provided for use during the workshop. The workshop will include training on AfDHS, MDHS, and NDHS sampling and weighting, recoding variables, merging datasets, creating tabulation plans and conceptual frameworks, regression and significance testing, interpretation of results, scientific writing, and other topics.
During the workshop, participant teams will apply this training to their proposed analysis question. The final products for each team will be a PowerPoint presentation, which includes their research question, analysis methods, result tables, and conclusions.
Participants must apply as a team of 2-3 individuals and be familiar with the public health context in Afghanistan, Myanmar or Nepal. Team applications with members from the Ministry of Health, national statistical agency, university faculty, researchers, or programme implementers are encouraged, but should not include individuals from donor agencies. Participants from previous DHS further analysis or Fellows training workshops are not eligible to apply and participants selected for this workshop will be ineligible to participate as a trainee in future DHS further analysis or Fellows training workshops. However, participants from previous SPA, MIS, or GIS workshops may apply.
Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:
Currently living and working in Afghanistan, Myanmar or Nepal
Have at least (1) a Master’s Degree in public health, demography, statistics, or related subject or (2) a combination of a Bachelor’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, or related subject plus 8 or more years of comparable work experience.
Have a laptop computer that meets the technical and space requirements to install Stata SE that can be used throughout the workshop
Be available to attend every day of the workshop
Be committed to share the information with colleagues after the workshop is completed
Each team of 2-3 members should submit a single application packet by Nov 10, 2017 consisting of the following three items to be considered:
A brief description of each team member’s current job and research interest including proficiency in Stata (or other statistical software) and any prior use of DHS data
A curriculum vitae for each team member with a list of publications and complete contact information
A brief proposal (one page) outlining a family planning, maternal and child health, or other research question that could be answered with DHS data and its potential program and/or policy significance
Workshop Costs and Participation
This is a residential workshop. The USAID-funded DHS Program will cover travel, hotel, per diem, and local transport costs to the workshop venue for all selected participants. Applicants who are accepted for the workshop must submit a letter from their employer approving their availability to attend every day of the workshop.