Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis Consultant (Spanish Language)

Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis Consultant (Spanish Language)

Short-term Independent Contractor Position  

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Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is seeking one (1) Spanish Language Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis Consultant. The Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis Consultant will support the creation of study designs, recruitment plans and focus group and interview guides, lead the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative data from focus groups and in-depth interviews, analyze data using qualitative analysis software, and provide concise, written thematic summaries of findings. The Consultant may be invited to build the professional capacity of LPHI staff members to perform qualitative research projects.

Consultant Period of Performance

This is an immediate opportunity beginning in May 2021 and anticipated to go through December 2021, with the potential for extension.

Anticipated Hours

It is anticipated that this project will require 120 hours of work total through December 2021, with the majority of work taking place May -September.

Consultant Scope of Work Deliverables

Collection & Analysis of Qualitative Data

  • Translate focus group and interview guides from English to Spanish.
  • Provide expertise on qualitative study design and methods to acquire, manage, and analyze primary qualitative data and report results.
  • In collaboration with LPHI team, develop and implement data collection and analysis plans to optimize efficiency and data quality.
  • Collect, record, and analyze data for up to 4 focus groups and up to 20 interviews with Spanish-speaking community members in the Greater New Orleans area. Focus groups and interviews will be conducted in Spanish and English.
  • Proactively identify data quality problems and investigate the best course of action to clean data for analysis.

Thematic Summary Writing & Data Visualization 

  • Interpret analysis results and produce concise, rich thematic English language summaries for project team.
  • Summarize and translate qualitative data for diverse audiences.

Survey Translation

  • Translate quantitative survey instrument from Spanish to English.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Sociology, Anthropology, or related field required. PhD preferred.
  • Training and experience in qualitative research and evaluation methods required.
  • Experience with qualitative analysis software required.
  • Familiarity with the Greater New Orleans community (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes) strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on community assessments strongly preferred.

To apply, please submit the following information via email to with subject line “Spanish Language Qualitative Consultant”:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter detailing:
    • Training in/experience with/expertise in Spanish language qualitative data collection (both focus groups and interviews) and analysis.
    • Training in/experience with/expertise in the writing of thematic summaries as well as technical reports.
    • Knowledge of the Greater New Orleans community, especially community members who are Spanish speaking.
  • Hourly rate and availability.
  • Writing sample.
  • A minimum of three professional references highlighting related experience.