Data Analysis Advisor
SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES
FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Data Analysis Advisor
HOST ORGANIZATION: Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
POSITION LEVEL: Mid-Career Technical Advisor
TRAVEL: 25% estimated travel
STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:
· Individualized, tailored support to enhance the fellow’s achievement personal and professional goals
· Personalized learning plans and access to learning resources (courses, conferences, mentoring) based on fellow’s learning style and preferences.
· Access to broad professional networks to enhance peer learning and knowledge sharing.
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV and AIDS (OHA) is the locus of technical leadership for HIV and AIDS programming implemented by USAID. The Office provides input into USG decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and supports USAID headquarters and field missions in designing and implementing effective HIV and AIDS programs. Within OHA, the Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics (SIEI) Division provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and implementation support to USAID HQ, Missions, and the interagency in managing and utilizing PEPFAR program and financial data and systems to ensure accountability and demonstrate progress towards epidemic control. The Data Analysis Advisor will be a member of the Strategic Information Branch in the Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics (SIEI) Division.
The Data Analysis Advisor (Advisor) is responsible for working with subject matter experts to address priority development challenges and enhance the Agency’s capacity to integrate data and analysis into routine decision making.
The Advisor will work closely with and receive technical direction from the Strategic Information Branch Chief, who will serve as their Onsite Manager.
Essential Duties and Outcomes:
The Advisor provides strategic information analytic support to the team, performing a variety of both complex and routine technical duties.
Enhance OHA’s capacity to effectively respond to PEPFAR reporting requirements and integrate data and analysis into routine decision making:
● Maintain in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR reporting requirements, PEPFAR-related data systems, as well as data management and use strategies in order to provide informed program monitoring and partner management technical assistance to USAID Missions.
● Conduct data analyses and provide technical assistance relevant to Measurement, Evaluation, and Results (MER), program expenditures, and survey data in collaboration with program/technical stakeholders; facilitate interpretation and dissemination HIV-related data for program decision making.
● Conduct routine program data review and trend analysis of PEPFAR data, partner performance analysis and provide routine data visualization support, including but not limited to data verification, data completeness checks, analysis of site-level data, data pulling and review, and comparative analysis of results and targets from PEPFAR data collection systems and interagency analytic and data management products.
● Assist USAID/HIV subject matter experts with data- focused analytical thinking for improved planning, monitoring and measuring impact of HIV/PEPFAR programs.
● Design, develop and deliver high quality visualization and information products to support USAID operations at all stages of the development programming cycle.
● Translate complex data analysis concepts and requirements into clear, digestible, and useable information for both technical and non-technical USAID/PEPFAR team members.
● Contribute to the HIV knowledge base by preparing reports and publications, including, but not limited to, technical updates for field missions, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and by presenting internally and at international meetings/conferences, as needed.
● Support country programs in strategic information use to ensure USG investments reflect the efficient use of resources.
Enhance the capacity of USAID/HIV subject matter experts to integrate use of data and analysis into routine decision making:
● Build OHA and Mission capacity to standardize and automate data collection, management, and display of HIV/PEPFAR data to make rapid data analysis more efficient, transparent, reproducible, and effective.
● Consult with HIV program experts to understand where data analytics will most effectively support PEPFAR’s overarching goal of epidemic control.
● Provide training and analytic support to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage and analyze PEPFAR monitoring data for the purposes of program accountability, oversight, and management.
● Support data analysis initiatives within various Branches, and provide technical leadership on monitoring and evaluation, and data visualization (including GIS, Tableau) activities across the HIV clinical cascade and other areas of HIV programming, including triangulation of survey, surveillance, and other country data sources as appropriate.
● Facilitate the sharing of best practices across USG programs vis-a-vis strategic information in different countries.
Anticipated learning outcomes: * Required 10% time
● Demonstrate proficiency across the core global health competencies defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease that is necessary for persons practicing in global health.
● Apply data analysis knowledge to strengthen program.
● Apply and distinguish international standards within technical/content area to support programming.
● Cultivate leadership skills based on the STAR GH mentorship curriculum to effectively facilitate capacity building and knowledge sharing activities amongst staff and peers.
● Expand access to knowledge and resources through networking and collaborative practice within global health.
· Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience with a master's degree in social science, public health, statistics or a related technical field or a minimum 9 years of relevant technical experience with a bachelor's degree.
· Demonstrated skills in data analysis and visualization, monitoring systems, program coordination and implementation, and evaluation, preferably relating to HIV/AIDS or other public health programs.
· Proficiency in statistical software (e.g. R, SAS, STATA), and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau); familiarity with Business Intelligence Platforms (e.g Microstrategy, Power BI) desired.
· Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
· Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work across agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams on sensitive issues.
· Demonstrated ability to work independently.
· Ability to travel internationally at least 25% of the time.
· US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghstar.org/, which allows you to store your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by November 4, 2019 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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