Data Consultant – South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP)

The Carter Center

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The consultant will provide support to South Sudan GWEP (SSGWEP) related to data cleaning, verification, reporting, analyses, and use. The purpose of this consultancy is to maintain and support the continuing development of SSGWEP’s technological capacity to clean, verify, report, analyze, and use data. The consultant will receive supervision from the Country Representative (CR) National Program Coordinator (NPC) and work closely with the GWEP Data Analyst and SSGWEP’s data department.

Key responsibilities:
- Support the SSGWEP data department to continue developing and refining the systems for verification and analysis of reports to meet SSGWEP’s changing needs, which include tabulating, summarizing, visualizing and analyzing using R, as well as creating maps and using electronic data where applicable.
- Train data department staff on R programming language.
- Support the SSGWEP data department in updating data collection tools (electronic and hard-copy), populating/maintaining data dictionaries, and assisting with the development and implementation of staff trainings on data collection tools.
- Make regular updates and, if necessary, actionable recommendations to the National Program Coordinator (NPC), Country Representative (CR), and The Carter Center’s (TCC) Atlanta office about SSGWEP’s data workflow.
- Facilitate internal calls and meetings of the SSGWEP data department.


Preference of experience in the field in a work capacity (i.e. Peace Corps) and have a Masters degree. However, a masters degree is not required with field and work experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to apply:
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Subject line ought to include: Application South Sudan Data Consultant Position. All documents ought to be in Microsoft word (.doc), PDF or open-source format.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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