Malaria Data Visualization Technical Advisor (GS 13 Equivalent)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
ID
2020-1067
Category
Global Health/Public Health
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Malaria Division of the Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition Office of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health is charged with the technical leadership for and management of USAID’s malaria portfolio, including leading the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Division seeks a Malaria Data Visualization Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) to work in the Division’s Data Integration Unit, providing technical assistance to PMI focus countries, assisting with the management and oversight of the PMI database and data integration portfolio, and providing overall backstopping support to one to two PMI focus countries.

 

The Technical Advisor is an integral member of USAID’s PMI team, assigned to the Malaria Division’s Data Integration Unit. Key responsibilities include: providing guidance, monitoring, and technical support to USAID at headquarters, and in the field with USAID Missions, PMI country teams, technical counterparts, implementing partners, Ministries of Health, and USAID cooperating agencies. S/he will exercise independent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in serving USG priorities at critical technical and policy forums, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines. The Technical Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Malaria Division Case Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (CMME) Branch Chief.

 

Job Requirements

The Technical Advisor is a key member of the Malaria Division’s Data Integration Unit, providing malaria­specific technical and programmatic guidance and support to strengthen and guide data collection, reporting and integration and implementation of data management platforms across PMI focus countries. The Technical Advisor will support the work of PMI staff at USAID headquarters and in PMI countries. The Technical Advisor will work in collaboration with global malaria stakeholders and technical partners, Ministries of Health, and USAID cooperating agencies to provide technical leadership with a focus on integration of data systems, strategic information management and data visualization. S/he will develop interactive and data-driven PMI country success stories and feed these into the PMI Communications Team. S/he will exercise professional judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in serving USG priorities at critical technical and policy forums, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities

Data Integration Technical Leadership and Project Management Support

  • Lead data visualization practice and provide technical assistance to broader PMI team in data management, analysis and visualization using identified platforms such as the PMI Data Lake\Civis, Microstrategy and Tableau.
  • Provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation and capacity building of digital technology related technical components of existing and anticipated programs.
  • Combine data sets from multiple sources to create dashboards for a variety of users at the headquarters and country-level and provide oversight for development of performance monitoring plans and development of systems for data collection, collation, analysis and use.
  • Participate in the PMI Data Integration Interagency Technical Working Group to advance key technical issues at the global and country level and provide technical guidance to country programs related to those areas.
  • In conjunction with other Malaria Division team members, provide technical oversight and strategic guidance to the Data Integration project portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with potential technology partners, donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.

Country Support

  • As the PMI country lead and integral member of a PMI interagency country support team, providing technical and programmatic leadership to one or more PMI focus countries.
  • Provide guidance and support to Missions and PMI country teams on the development of annual country malaria operational plans and assisting in monitoring, tracking, and communicating overall progress of PMI plans and activities.
  • Provide advice and assistance to Missions involved in malaria efforts, particularly the PMI­targeted countries in sub­Saharan Africa.
  • Provide support to Missions by participating in country support teams, reviewing mission strategies and annual reports and helping them to meet needs for technical and programmatic support.

Data Use to Tell PMI’s Story

  • Develop interactive and data-driven success stories and case studies related to PMI’s contribution to malaria control and elimination, feeding these stories/studies into PMI’s Communication Team.
  • Contributing to PMI annual performance planning and reporting requirements, working across the PMI team and partners to pull data, ensure quality and distill information into web friendly communication.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and 7 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree and 9 years relevant experience in public health, international health, social sciences or other related discipline with the experience in designing, implementing, and/or managing providing knowledge management and/or software development related programs or projects.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (such as; Research, Monitoring, and Evaluations; Infectious Disease; Health System Strengthening & Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) etc.) job duties/responsibilities specifically related to SOW requirements.
  • Strong understanding of multiple technology platforms, data convergence solutions, Big Data, and Data Science.
  • Experience identifying user specifications and translating to technical requirements for design and deployment of technology solutions.
  • Demonstrated project management, technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving on complex projects.
  • Malaria program experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of public health development assistance programs, procedures, and systems for program design, management and monitoring desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of USG personnel and partners, and in a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret public health and malaria technical reports and data. Excellent writing skills in English required.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency with the ability to obtain and maintain at minimum a facility access clearance is required.

 

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