February 28,2018

CWW is Hiring!

CWW is looking for a part-time consultant to assist in a Systematic Literature review. This position would be perfect for a current MPH student. See more details below on the position and how to apply:

 1) Services. This Request for Consultancy covers the provision of technical assistance to the Children Without Worms program of the Task Force for Global Health. Services will improve the capacity of national soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) control programs to effectively deliver interventions to at-risk populations. The work to be undertaken by the consultant is detailed in Annex 1. The Contractor will support a systematic literature review related to soil-transmitted helminthiasis.
2) Application. To apply, submit an application which should consist of the following:

  • Narrative explaining how the applicant’s skills and experience fit the position requirements (one-page maximum);
  • An up-to-date resume; and
  • At least two (2) professional references.

Please submit the application (and any questions) to the following address. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Alex Jones
Deputy Director, Children Without Worms, The Task Force for Global Health
Email: ajones@taskforce.org

3) Nature of engagement. The engaged individual will be an independent contractor. Once signed, the consultancy contract does not create an employment relationship between the Contractor and the Task Force for Global Health.
4) Engagement term. Four (4) weeks (renewal is possible); approximately 10-15 hours per week.
5) Honorarium/Payment. Hourly rate based on educational level and experience.
6) Requirements
Minimum

  •  Bachelor's degree in a related science field or business management, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Qualified candidates should have experience in reviewing scientific publications.
  • Preferred
  •  Experience utilizing reference management software, such as EndNote.
  •  Demonstrated academic or professional experience abstracting data
  •  Experience or familiarity with systematic reviews.

BACKGROUND
The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) is an Emory University affiliate located in
Decatur, GA. Its focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health
systems strengthening. Children Without Worms (CWW) is an international nongovernmental
public health program of the TFGH. CWW supports global efforts to
control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) through technical leadership and support to
national STH programs.

DELIVERABLES
A) Conduct systematic searches for publications in academic databases.
Deliverable: Documented screening of approximately 4,000-5,000 titles and
abstracts according to inclusion/exclusion criteria
B) Manage database for included literature. Deliverable: Populated database to
support data management and data extraction to meet needs of the project as
determined by the program.
C) Review publication data and extract identified data points. Deliverable:
Abstracted data from a minimum of 100 articles.
D) Clean extracted data. Deliverable: Cleaned dataset for all reviewed articles—
including documentation of quality control process.
E) As requested, assist in manuscript preparation.

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