Data Systems Associate, RTI International

Data Systems Associate, RTI International

Category : Alumni , GLEPI

Duties and Responsibilities:

Electronic data collection platform management

  • Prepare server for each survey event including uploading questionnaires, adding new users, and clearing out test data
  • Modify Open Data Kit (ODK) questionnaires (XLS and XLM forms) as required for each country
  • Act as liaison with in-country and HQ teams to plan and implement EDC portion of surveys
  • Support country teams to set up mobile devices and troubleshoot data collection issues

Survey Data management

  • Monitor data during times when surveys are in the field and issue feedback to countries promptly
  • Create or update data monitoring, data cleaning, and analytical output scripts in STATA or R  
  • Identify opportunities for data analysis and visual analytics to increase efficiency and effectiveness of survey activities both through online and offline tools including GIS software
  • Continually improve database and interface by writing requirements, validating requirements, working with developers as needed, and testing new functionality
  • Perform statistical analysis on individual and cross-country datasets for routine reporting and special requests

Information management and training

  • Review protocols and reports to ensure that EDC and survey data management is described appropriately
  • Create and maintain “standard” questionnaires for typical surveys and track changes and versions through version control platform such as GitHub
  • Contribute to the creation of training materials for EDC surveys including field training manuals, presentations, and other materials as needed
  • Coordinate with Learning Specialist to identify and compile lessons learned based on field implementation of EDC
  • Maintain a repository of protocols, questionnaires, and reports for all surveys
  • Create and maintain a machine-readable database for tracking survey document information, results, and datasets for surveys
  • Occasional travel to countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and South East Asia to support training in EDC and data management



  • Bachelor’s degree experience in statistics, computer science, or a related field and 3 years of experience; OR Master’s degree in public health, statistics, or another analytics field, plus 1 year of experience (a must)
  • Prior experience with electronic data capture systems specifically use of ODK
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills
  • Proven programming ability in STATA or R statistical software
  • Experience working in and querying SQL database environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
  • Exceptional teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate in a cross-functional environment
  • Intercultural mindfulness and sensitivity
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

For questions, please contact Clara Burgert Brucker at cburgert [at] rti [dot] org

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