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 Data Analyst (Analyst) is an essential member of an OHA Division and works with the Division Chief or Branch Chief on a day-to-day basis. The Analyst provides strategic information analytic support to the team, performing a variety of both complex and routine technical duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
I. 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 Measurement, Evaluation, and Results (MER), program expenditures, and surveys, in collaboration with program/technical stakeholders; facilitate interpretation and dissemination of HIV-related data for program decision making.
- Conduct routine program data review and trend analysis of PEPFAR data, partner performance analysis and provide data visualization 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.
- 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.
- 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.
II. 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 monitoring data for the purposes of program accountability, oversight, and management.
- Support data analysis initiatives within various Branches, and provide technical leadership on monitoring and evaluation, and data visualization (including GIS, Tableau) activities across the HIV clinical cascade and other areas of HIV programming, including triangulation of survey, surveillance, and other country data sources as appropriate.
- Facilitate the sharing of best practices across USG programs vis-a-vis strategic information in different countries.
- Other duties as assigned
Training and professional development
- Understand PEPFAR data streams, and the multiple channels through which data is available, know how to access and use all systems.
- Track PEPFAR performance imperatives, analytic requests, and respond with agility to producing new visuals, comparative analyses and other systematic approaches that support the field.
- Support for developing proficiency in Tableau and other data systems used by USAID and PEPFAR.
- Deepen knowledge of current literature, research, policies and programmatic experiences related to the HIV response.
- 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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
- Minimum of Master’s degree and 5 years professional experience or Bachelor’s and 7 years or more of relevant experience in social science, statistics, public health data management, preferably with public health or HIV experience.
- At least 5 years of professional experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (such as, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease, etc.); job duties/responsibilities generally related to position description requirements.
- Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of -public health 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.
- Demonstrated experience and expertise in database management and/or statistical software such as Excel, Access, Stata, or SPSS. Proficiency in SQL is desirable.
- 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.
- US citizenship or permanent residency with the ability to obtain facility access clearance is required.
- Ability to travel regularly to developing countries and resource challenged settings, ranging from 10-30%, depending on assigned operational unit.
NOTE: These are multiple positions under the Bureau for Global Health Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) three divisions. Please indicate your preference for which division you are applying for.
1. Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division, Health Informatics and Strategic Information Branches.
The Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics Division’s Strategic Information Branch (GH/OHA/SIEI/SI) provides technical expertise to support and promote data-informed decision making through program monitoring, reporting, and analysis in order to target resources appropriately in order to achieve epidemic control. The Branch supports headquarters and overseas Missions by building capacity for program monitoring and surveillance to improve HIV/AIDS programs and to provide accountability, oversight, and management of programs and partners.
2. Supply Chain for Health Division, Multiple Branches
The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:
- Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
- Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
- Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
- Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
3. Systems and Program Sustainability (SPS) Division, Multiple Branches.
The Systems and Program Sustainability Division (GH/OHA/SPS) provides technical leadership and strategic direction on issues related health system and financing requirements for countries to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control. SPS Data Analysts will support the work of the division through country specific and global data analysis on topics such as: health systems strengthening, health financing, private sector and market-based solutions, health workforce, and advancing the use of local partners for the HIV response.
Applications closing date: 9/13/2019