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Gender Data Advisor

Posting Number: #262-21

Position Title: Gender Data Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Position Identification

Position Title: Technical Professional- Gender Data Advisor
Division: Global Health-OHA
Department: USAID-Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Priority Populations, Integrations & Rights Division, GSD Branch (USAID/GH/OHA/PPIR/GSD)
Work Location: 500 D St SW, Washington, DC
Supervisor’s Title: GHTP Project Director
Work Status: Full-time
FLSA: Exempt
Classification: GS 13 Equivalent
Funding Source: OHA

B. Summary Statement

USAID remains at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV. Today with more than 35 million people living with HIV worldwide, USAID is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.

A priority for PEPFAR is to advance gender equality and prevent and respond to gender-based violence in HIV programs and services.

The Gender Data Advisor (Advisor) works within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health in the Office of HIV/AIDS’ (OHA) Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights (PPIR) Division, as part of the Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) Branch, and collaborates closely with the Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics (SIEI) Division. In particular, the Advisor will advise on comprehensive gender equality and GBV program analysis and data visualization in close collaboration with other gender and strategic information (SI) experts within OHA, working with SIEI to improve the understanding and use of gender equality and GBV data for PEPFAR/USAID, and across technical areas (e.g., prevention, youth, orphans and vulnerable children, testing, care, HRH, treatment, and strategic information). The Advisor will also work with the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement (ICPI), USAID field Missions and USG technical staff and implementing partners; central and bilateral partners and other development partners. Moreover, they will implement data practices and utilize software programs (e.g. Tableau, R, Python, Excel) in accordance with SIEI standard practices and/or tools available to SI Advisors in the field.

The Advisor will provide assistance to field Missions on tracking gender equality and GBV program performance, as well as measures of quality improvement and outcomes across the HIV cascade. As local partner transitions increase, USAID Missions will likewise need increased support to help partners scale up robust gender-sensitive data systems to measure and monitor program performance, quality, and outcomes. The Advisor will offer assistance to missions and other SI leaders to inform the development of protocols for robust data collection and reporting tools, and support efforts to improve target setting and reporting within DATIM and other PEPFAR data systems.

The Advisor will work with the SIEI Division’s new core competency-based data literacy strategy to ensure that gender equality and GBV indicators are appropriately used and interpreted across OHA and USAID Missions. The Advisor will complement, and collaborate closely with, gender equality, GBV, and HIV experts within OHA and PPIR, and SI Advisors in SIEI to advance global technical leadership, provide support to PEPFAR and USAID country programs, and coordinate with other USG agencies and development partners in the area of gender equality and GBV programming using data. S/he will closely work on day-to-day basis with the GSD Team Lead, and the PPIR Division Chief.

C. Job Requirements

The role will focus on developing country, mechanism, and partner level analyses of gender equality and GBV data from USG sources, including PEPFAR data collection systems and interagency analytic products for program monitoring and results, as well as external sources from population-level surveys and other specialized data sources; and providing technical assistance to OHA GSD country POCs, field Missions, Senior Country Associates (SCAs) and Country Program Coordinators (CPCs) on the analysis and interpretation of gender equality and GBV-specific data to improve program implementation

D. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Assistance to the Field (35% Level of Effort)

  • Provide country, mechanism, and partner level analyses of gender equality, GBV, and HIV data from USG sources, including PEPFAR data collection systems and interagency analytic products.
  • Provide technical assistance to OHA GSD country POCs and Missions on the analysis and interpretation of gender equality, GBV, and HIV data to improve program implementation; and to inform global and USAID/Washington best practices in the area of strategic information of gender equality and GBV programming.
  • Strengthen the capacity of Mission staff to analyze and synthesize country specific data and research in order to improve country-specific strategic planning processes among USAID field Missions, PEPFAR country teams, host-country governments, and implementing partners.
  • Provide Sl-related technical assistance for gender equality, GBV, and HIV programs at the country-level, and support for program evaluation.
  • Enhance the technical quality of gender equality, GBV, and HIV programs by conducting visits to in-country project sites, reviewing progress and performance, and recommending improvements in implementation of data systems, with a focus on better use and capturing of program data.
  • Support country programs in monitoring and evaluation to ensure program investments reflect the efficient use of funds and are synergistic with other USG investments

USAID/Washington GSD Branch Support (55% Level of Effort)

  • Support SI-related initiatives within the GSD Branch, provide technical input on monitoring and evaluation of gender equality, GBV, and HIV programs, including integration of multiple data sources (e.g. MER indicators, custom indicators, surveillance data).
  • Support the GSD Branch in the design and presentation of program monitoring data, with clear messaging, to reflect the program through comparative analysis of results and targets.
  • Conduct routine program data review and trend analysis of program data, partners performance analysis and provide quarterly 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.
  • Promote data visualization, use, and literacy by training GSD Branch members how to leverage data visualization tools as well as to build, interpret, and export analytic products.
  • Contribute to the knowledge base by preparing reports and publications, including, but not limited to, technical updates for USAID Missions, peer-reviewed journal articles, reports to Congress, etc., and by presenting within OHA and PEPFAR and at international meetings and conferences, as needed.

Interagency Engagement (10% Level of Effort)

  • Work closely with representatives from the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement (ICPI) and S/GAC on gender equality and GBV data analysis and use to ensure that workbooks, visualizations, and other efforts are consistent and harmonized.

Training and professional development

  • Develop and expand proficiency in data management and analytic tools.
  • 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.
  • Stay informed of USG policies and data relating to gender equality, gender-based violence, and HIV.
  • Deepen knowledge of literature, research, policies, and programmatic experiences of gender equality, GBV, and HIV programming and service delivery.

E. Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum degree and experience combination of 1) Master’s and 7 years or 2) Bachelor’s and 9 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, social science, applied mathematics, statistics or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with two or more technical disciplines such as data visualization; data science; research; analytics; data management; statistics, epidemiology; monitoring & evaluation; job duties/responsibilities specifically related to PD requirements.
  • Experience working with strategic information for programs in international or resource-limited settings strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in and understanding of issues relating to gender equality, GBV, and HIV programming.
  • Demonstrated experience with common data management, analysis, and visualization tools (such as Tableau, Excel, R, STATA, and/or SAS) is required.
  • Strong communication, analytic, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated track record creating demand for public health data, increasing data use, and promoting data literacy.
  • 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 up to 20%.
  • US Citizenship and US Permanent Resident with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.

F. Clearance Required

  • Facilities Access clearance.

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.

 

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.

 

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