Job Description

Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) is a US Agency for International Development (USAID) program that offers early- to mid-career global health professionals the opportunity to advance their careers supporting the USAID Bureau for Global Health and its implementing partners. GHTP is helping USAID improve global health outcomes in communities around the world by building a new generation of global health technical professionals who reflect the diversity of the American people.

Overview

The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health (GH), has overarching responsibility for the full range of USAID's HIV/AIDS programs and serves as the Agency's lead office for implementing the interagency U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). OHA staff: ensure the technical integrity of USAID's headquarters and overseas Mission strategies and programs; provide global technical leadership on the full range of interventions related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment; lead HIV research programs; support USAID Missions in working with partners and other government agencies; and monitor, evaluate and report on the impact of the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs in support of PEPFAR goals. The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division provides technical expertise to advance and support country-owned, sustainable strategic information systems and promotes data-driven program planning. The SIEI Division has primary responsibility of supporting USAID headquarters and its Missions to build capacity in managing and utilizing data systems to improve impact and accountability of HIV/AIDS programs. The Expenditure Analysis (EA) Branch, located in the Office of HIV/AIDS’ (OHA) Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics (SIEI) Division, provides global technical expertise to advance the use of data for increasing transparency, efficiency and accountability across programs to achieve the greatest impact in the HIV/AIDS response. The branch supports USAID Headquarters, Missions and Inter-agency field teams by building capacity for data collection, analysis and application of economic and program data for strategic program planning, budgeting and management. The EA Branch conducts inter-agency and intra-agency analysis to understand program input indicators and assess the potential for increased efficiencies in program implementation. Job Requirements The Data Analysis Advisor is an important member of the OHA/SIEI Division and works on a day-to-day basis with the Expenditure Analysis Branch Chief. The Advisor provides financial and integrated analytic support to the team, performing a variety of both complex and routine technical duties.

Responsibilities

Technical Support and Analytic Services (50% Level of Effort):
  • 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 program expenditures, financial and budget data; Measurement, Evaluation, and Results (MER); and other metrics 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 quarterly data visualization support, including but not limited to data verification, data completeness/quality checks, analysis of country and partner-specific data, data pulling and review, and comparative analysis and integration of data

  • Assist USAID/HIV subject matter experts with data- focused analytical thinking for improved planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting 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 monitoring and evaluation to ensure USG investments reflect the efficient use of resources.

Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, and Support (50% Level of Effort):
  • 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 financial and other data for the purposes of program accountability, oversight, and management.

  • Support data analysis initiatives within the branch and across stakeholders, and provide technical assistance on financial data use as strategic information, and data visualization (including GIS, Tableau) activities across the HIV clinical cascade and other areas of HIV programming, including triangulation of routine and non-routine data sources as appropriate.

  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices across USG programs vis-a-vis strategic information in different countries.

  • Support country programs to collect and use routine data to ensure USG investments reflect the efficient use of resources.

Professional Development:
  • Participate in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.

  • Complete and execute an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Master’s degree and 3 years professional experience or Bachelor’s and 5+ years or more of relevant experience in social science, statistics, public health, economics;

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience with one or more public health technical disciplines (such as health management, health systems, and performance improvement.); job duties/responsibilities generally related to PD requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data, preferably relating to HIV/AIDS or other public health programs.

  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis and visualization, strategic planning, monitoring systems, program coordination and implementation, and evaluation, preferably relating to HIV/AIDS or other public health programs within a developing country context.

  • Proficiency in statistical software (i.e. Stata, SAS, R) and data visualization tools (i.e. Excel, Tableau).

  • 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 regularly to developing countries and resource challenged settings 10-30%.

  • US citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

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