Posting Number: #236-21
Position Title: Data Analyst
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Washington, DC
A. Position Identification
Position Title: Data Analyst
Work Location: Washington, DC
Supervisor’s Title: GHTP Deputy Director
Work Status: Full-time
Classification: GS 12
Funding Source: OHA
B. Summary Statement
The U.S. Government’s (USG) engagement to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS is a top priority worldwide. The USG response includes coordination among the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Peace Corps (PC), and other entities. This initiative is collectively known as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). USAID has been at the forefront of the USG’s response to provide quality HIV/AIDS services to over one hundred countries to mitigate the health crisis that threatens the prosperity, stability and development of these nations.
The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV/AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division (SIEI) within OHA, to which the Data Analyst will be assigned, 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 the impact and accountability of HIV/AIDS programs.
The Data Analyst (Analyst) will be based in the Evaluation Branch of SIEI and will report on a day-to-day basis to the Evaluation Branch Chief. The Analyst will be an essential member of the team and will provide strategic information analytic support to the team, performing a variety of both complex and routine technical duties.
C. Job Requirements
The Data Analyst will work most closely with the Evaluation Branch Data Scientist and the SIEI Analytic working group to support enhanced analytic products and services across the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA). Under the leadership of the Evaluation Branch chief, the Data Analyst will coordinate with all relevant OHA Divisions/Branches and Mission colleagues to deliver Mission-specific analytic products and execute HQ integrated analytic plans which may include but not be limited to: PEPFAR program indicators, USAID custom program indicators, site monitoring visit summaries, surveys, RCAs, DQA/RDQA reports and financial monitoring data. S/he will closely work with the Evaluation Branch Chief who will be the Point of Contact (POC).
D. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary duties of the Analyst include:
Technical Support and Analytic Services (45% Level of Effort):
- Conduct complex data analyses and provide technical assistance relevant to Measurement, Evaluation, and Results (MER), program expenditures, Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS), and Surveys, Research and Evaluation (SREs).
- Conduct trend analysis of PEPFAR program data and partner performance and provide data visualization support, including but not limited to integrated analysis of data on results, service quality, and expenditures across OUs, partners and technical areas.
- Maintain in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR reporting requirements, PEPFAR-related data systems, data use strategies in order to provide informed program quality and partner performance improvement.
- Collaboration with program/technical stakeholders to facilitate interpretation and dissemination of HIV-related data, analytic products and evidence for program decision making.
- Assist USAID/HIV subject matter experts with data- focused analytical thinking for improved planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of HIV/PEPFAR programs.
- Support monitoring and evaluation through data analyses and visualization (including GIS, Tableau) across the HIV clinical cascade and other areas of HIV programming, including triangulation of survey, surveillance, and other non-routine country data sources as appropriate.
- 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.
Technical Assistance to the Field (45% Level of Effort):
- Support OHA country Points of Contact (POCs) and Missions to conduct and integrate analyses of USAID program data with relevant HIV epidemiological data and other data sources to advance their description of program performance through visual analytics and customized graphics that describe how they are reaching and sustaining epidemic control.
- Conduct analyses on and/or compile data related to PEPFAR programs, expenditures, and surveys, and HIV epidemiologic data for key deliverables and reports for program and technical stakeholders at USAID Missions and OHA.
- Conduct analyses on and/or compile data related to PEPFAR data quality assessments, root cause analyses, Surveys, Research and Evaluation (SRE) for program and technical stakeholders at USAID Missions and OHA.
- Strengthen the capacity of Mission staff to analyze and synthesize country-specific data in order to facilitate communication and guide decision-making on program performance and strategic planning.
- Provide SI-related technical assistance for programs at the country-level, and support for program evaluation to ensure USG investments reflect the efficient use of resources.
Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, and Support (10% Level of Effort):
- Provide training and analytic support to strengthen HQ and Mission capacity to effectively manage and analyze PEPFAR data, including data stemming from data quality assessments and non-routine data activities for the purposes of program accountability, oversight, and management.
- Facilitate the sharing of best practices across USG programs vis-a-vis strategic information in different countries.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 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.
E. Minimum Qualification Requirements
- Master’s degree and 5 years relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 5 years of professional experience with two or more public health or related technical disciplines such as data science; statistics; epidemiology; date analytics; HIV AIDS, etc).
- Demonstrated experience in and understanding of issues relating to HIV programming data in a developing country context.
- Demonstrated skills in data analysis and visualization, strategic planning, monitoring systems, program coordination and implementation, and evaluation within a developing country context.
- Proficiency in statistical software (i.e. R (preferred), Stata, SAS, SPSS) and data visualization tools (i.e. Excel, Tableau (preferred), Power BI).
- Strategic thinker with a strong track record of taking a proactive approach to problem identification and solution.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask in a variety of projects/tasks at a time.
- Must have excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
- Willingness to travel internationally up to 30%.
- S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.
F. Clearance Required
- Facility Access
Credence Management Solutions, LLC and Public Health Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.
This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with USAID, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions. Specifically, TPs placed in USAID positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any employees other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government.
Please note: The Public Health Institute (PHI) and its partner, Credence Management Solutions, are both employers for the Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) project which provides expertise in support of USAID global health programs. The hiring of this position will be through the PHI and as such the selected person will become a PHI employee. Your applicant data will be shared with both organizations.
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