Demography and Health Technical Advisor

Posting Number: #040-23

Position Title: Demography and Health Technical Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Summary Statement:

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development

The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) within the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) advances and supports family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide.  The Office provides global coordination and leadership for improved policy, advocacy, and health outcomes; generates, organizes and disseminates knowledge in response to global and country needs; and partners with USAID field missions to accelerate progress towards achieving FP/RH development objectives.  PRH is committed to advancing and supporting a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, anti-racist and learning community and to integrating these values into Office operations, functions and programming.  PRH believes having diverse workforce benefits and enriches the development of all staff and the Office’s work.

The Policy, Evaluation and Communication (PEC) Division within PRH creates the enabling environment for family planning. The PEC division works with partners within USAID and externally in order to promote effective family planning advocacy, policy, financing, and governance (policy); collect, analyze, and evaluate data for evidence-based decision making (evaluation); develop and implement communication efforts to influence attitudes, norms, and behaviors or beneficiaries and providers (communication). PEC provides technical leadership, strategic direction, and implementation oversight, support to field missions, partner coordination, and performance tracking for family planning. PEC also provides technical input for evaluation efforts across the population, health and nutrition sector.


B. Position Summary:

The Demography and Health Technical Advisor (Advisor) serves in the PEC Division within the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in the Bureau for Global Health. The Advisor will contribute to the Global Health Bureau’s family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program by providing technical support in the design, implementation, and evaluation of data collection, monitoring, and data use efforts supported through PRH. They will support the FP/RH program broadly and the PEC Division specifically by participating in the teams tasked with managing flagship data and survey programs and any other monitoring and evaluation projects as needed by the Division. The Advisor will receive overall programmatic guidance from both the Senior Demographer of the Office of PRH, as well as the award management team leads.

Employment Type: Full Time

Full salary range for this position is $92,300 to $145,617 per year, with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


C. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Data-related projects in PEC

  • Participating as a member of teams tasked with managing acquisition and assistance agreements by contributing technical assistance to the monitoring of the agreements’ technical and financial performance and participating in planning activities.
  • In collaboration with the team leads, providing technical and management support to the data-related projects on issues related to FP/RH and population dynamics such as: developing and refining indicators; visualizing population dynamics and demography; improving data collection and analysis to measure current and emerging issues; identifying innovative tools and techniques to meet data needs, improving data quality, and/or allowing for complex analyses; understanding geospatial data needs and coordinating with internal and external geospatial experts; identifying and prioritizing research needs; and facilitating data dissemination and use.
  • In collaboration with the team leads, providing technical and management support to the projects on issues related to local partnerships, capacity strengthening, including building and strengthening relationships and measurement questions related to local ownership and capacity.
  • Providing technical backstopping and support for activities in selected countries.
  • Traveling to support planning, monitoring field activities, and facilitating data use for evidence-based programming.

Office of Population and Reproductive Health

  • Responding to the Office and Bureau information requests through secondary analyses of data.
  • Serving as the Office’s liaison with other technical Offices across the Agency including the USAID GeoCenter, fostering collaboration to enhance the utilization of up-to-date geocoded and spatial data techniques in PRH’s family planning initiatives and population portfolio while facilitating communication to address current data needs and identify potential gaps.
  • Developing accurate interpretations and effective technical presentations for non- technical audiences, through the use of data visualization.
  • Participating in technical collaborations with external population/demographic organizations and technical professionals from non-governmental, bilateral, and multilateral development partners; and technically engaging on a variety of other family planning data and measurement activities with entities outside the Agency.
  • Collaborating with USAID Missions to assist with monitoring and evaluation (M&E), as needed, including the identification of data needs, promotion of data use, and provision of FP/RH measurement guidance.

Global Health Bureau Country Teams

  • Serving on a Global Health Bureau-led USAID mission support team(s) as Country Lead, Alternate Country Lead, or FP point person.
  • Traveling to assist the Mission Health Office team, as needed.

Team support 

  • Providing technical advice to monitoring and evaluation needs of projects in the Office, as requested.
  • Collaborating with colleagues on development of scientific papers and presentations, particularly as related to priorities of the Office.
  • Participating in relevant working groups or global leadership priorities.
  • Participating in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.
  • Completing and executing an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.

Traveling approximately 15% of the time.

Performing other duties as assigned.


D. Qualification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 6 years of relevant experience, bachelor’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience, or High School graduate and 12 years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience in the design and implementation of national population-based surveys and/or in monitoring and evaluation in the international health field, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis of survey data, particularly DHS data.
  • Advanced analytical skills and knowledge of demography and statistics, including multivariate techniques, and M&E methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to present analytic findings tailored to various audiences.
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application in low-income countries.
  • Knowledge of geospatial data analysis and use.
  • Knowledge of population, family planning and reproductive health programming.
  • Knowledge of child health, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Strong program management skills, especially as it relates to work plans, budgeting, and results reporting.
  • Familiarity with USAID assistance programs preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Spanish or French language skills are desirable.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Ability to travel approximately 15% of the time.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain a facility access clearance.


E. Competencies

  • Innovation: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and other outside contacts.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.



Prior to submitting your application your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position. Please ensure that all relevant experience and education is documented on your resume. There is no limitation to resume length; updates to resumes will not be accepted during the interview and selection process.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.


New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.


This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with the Federal Government, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions.  Specifically, employees placed in agency positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any personnel other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government



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