Consultancies Available: Literature reviews for DHS on IPV and Marriage/birth spacing

Two positions are available:

 

IPV literature consultant

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is conducting an analytical study to explore the role of intimate partner violence in women’s ability to adhere to consistent
and effective contraceptive use in selected developing countries. As a support to this analytical effort, we are seeking a short-term, part-time consultant to provide literature support to the project. Specifically, the short-term consultant would organize
and summarize literature already identified by the study investigators and conduct a literature search to fill in gaps and update this information with new studies.  The deliverables under the consultancy would be: (1) a completed matrix categorizing relevant
literature and summarizing studies’ key attributes, methods, and findings; (2) an Endnote library (or other reference management software) containing relevant citations; and, where possible, (3) pdfs of newly identified studies. The consultancy may be appropriate
for a graduate student early or in the middle of their graduate career (an MA/MS is not a prerequisite). The qualified candidate should have a demonstrated ability to conduct a literature review and be familiar with the topic. It is anticipated that the consultancy
would conclude by end June or mid-July.  Interested candidates should send their CV to
Kerry.MacQuarrie@icfi.com with “IPV consultant” in the subject
line.

Marriage/birth spacing literature consultant

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is conducting an analytical study to explore the role of delaying marriage on the timing of the first (marital) birth
and subsequent birth spacing. As a support to this analytical effort, we are seeking a short-term, part-time consultant to provide literature support to the project. Specifically, the short-term consultant would organize and summarize literature already identified
by the study investigators and conduct a literature search to fill in gaps and update this information with new studies.  Areas of the literature search would include marriage regimes in selected Asian and African countries; programmatic literature/study evaluations
on the motivations for interventions to delay marriage; empirical literature on the relationship between age at marriage and first birth; determinants of short/long birth intervals. The deliverables under the consultancy would be: (1) a completed matrix categorizing
relevant literature and summarizing studies’ key attributes, methods, and findings; (2) an Endnote library (or other reference management software) containing relevant citations; and, where possible, (3) summaries of selected articles; and (4) pdfs of newly
identified studies. The consultancy may be appropriate for a graduate student early or in the middle of their graduate career (an MA/MS is not a prerequisite). The qualified candidate should have a demonstrated ability to conduct a literature review and have
some familiarity with the topic. It is anticipated that the consultancy would conclude in July.  Interested candidates should send their CV to
Kerry.MacQuarrie@icfi.com with “Birth spacing consultant”
in the subject line.

Kerry LD MacQuarrie

 

Senior Research Associate | The DHS Program | 301.572.0282 |
Kerry.MacQuarrie@icfi.com

ICF International | 530 Gaither Rd., Suite 500, Rockville, MD  20850 USA

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