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Family Planning Data Analysis Advisor

Posting Number: #269-21

Position Title: Family Planning Data Analysis Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington DC

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SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Family Planning Data Analysis Advisor

HOST ORGANIZATION: UN Foundation

LOCATION: Washington DC

POSITION LEVEL: Mid-Career Technical Advisor
STAR-P4-165

TRAVEL: 15% estimated travel

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response. https://www.ghstar.org/ Sign up with our listserv.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The STAR Fellowship is a 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

Background:

Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) is a global partnership of governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, private sector, and researchers committed to supporting the rights of women and girls who wish to use contraception. FP2030’s vision is a future where women and girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to lead healthy lives, make their own informed decisions about using contraception and having children, and participate as equals in society and its development.

Since FP2030’s founding in 2012, much has been achieved, but more remains to be done. The global family planning community agreed that the gains of the last nine years should be sustained by extending this pivotal partnership. Through a global consultation, stakeholders from around the world provided their input on the future of family planning. Together, the community created a shared vision for 2030 that builds on progress achieved to date, adapts the partnership in response to the lessons of the first nine years and positions FP2030 to achieve the future women and girls around the world are asking for.

Introduction:

The Family Planning Data Analysis Advisor (Advisor) will work with the FP2030’s, Senior Director, Data and Performance Management, Track20, and other data partners to respond to data and analysis requests from FP2030’s Executive Directorate, Regional Hubs, FP2030 country focal points, and other country, regional, and global partners. In addition, the Advisor will provide analysis and support to the PME Working Group as they work towards improvements in measurement in key areas of the FP2030 measurement agenda.

Reporting structure:

The Advisor will be based at the UN Foundation office in Washington DC. They will work closely with and receive technical direction from the Senior Director, Data and Performance Management, who will serve as their Point of Contact.

Essential Duties and Outcomes

Strengthen knowledge and familiarity of FP2030 staff on using data communication and build capacity for data literacy at the regional hub:

  • Build the data literacy of FP2030 Regional Hub and Executive Directorate Staff and understanding of the FP2030 Measurement and Accountability Frameworks.
  • Support the FP2030 data team to develop aligned messaging and communications on data and measurement for the Executive Directorate and Regional Hub as well as regional specific measurement priorities based on regional hub priorities.

Strengthen the use of data for assessing progress, making program decisions, and communicating both internally and with partners:

  • Work with the FP2030 data team and the Track20 team to develop a system for responding to data requests from country partners, regional hubs and the Executive Directorate and other regional and global partners.
  • Conduct data analysis of household survey data from DHS, MICS, and PMA; in coordination with Track20 provide modeled estimates using the FPET tool and Impact Calculator, in response to data requests from country, regional, and global partners, as well as regional hubs and the Executive Directorate.
  • Work with private sector partners and with Track20 team to strengthen the use of health information system data for assessing progress and making decisions.
  • Support analysis that links family planning to other global issues such as humanitarian and emergency response, HIV/AIDS, gender, etc.
  • Support the PME Working Group to identify measurement areas for future work as well as improvements to existing FP2030 measures through data analysis and background research.

Improve tracking, access, and dissemination of data for communications materials:

  • Create data visualizations for presentations, advocacy, and other communication materials for Regional Hubs, Executive Directorate, and the PME Working Group.
  • Contribute to the FP2030 Annual Progress Report, working with Regional Hub and Executive Directorate, Track20, and PME Working Group.
  • Maintain the FP2030 Data Hub and online dashboards as needed.

Anticipated learning outcomes: approximate 10% time

  • Apply family planning and 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.

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Required:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience with master’s degree in public health or demography or a minimum of 9 years of relevant technical experience with bachelor’s degree.
  • Able to perform complex data management and data transformation tasks using a statistical language such as R or STATA.
  • Experience using DHS, MICS, PMA data; cross-sectional and longitudinal data; and administrative data.
  • Experience with descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Ability to draft manuscripts and other communications materials including data visualizations, data presentations, and other summaries of analysis.
  • Ability to represent FP2030 at external meetings and conferences.
  • Effective communication, organizational and management skills, including working with diverse individual and institutional partners from low- and middle-income countries.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate with different teams and partners.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

TO APPLY:

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.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS

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.

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