The Research and Policy (RP) Division of the Office of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) is a multidisciplinary unit that provides technical leadership, guidance, and coordination to advance the integrated use of policy and engagement, monitoring, evaluation and research and other relevant approaches to accelerate the uptake, scaling up, and sustained and effective use of maternal, newborn, child, environmental health and nutrition programming. The RP division working in collaboration with USAID staff and partners undertakes analysis as well as manages and provides technical guidance to activities that includes monitoring, evaluation and research, policy, and community health. Division staff use a range of analytical, technical, and engagement/ policy tools to support efforts to reduce mortality, severe morbidity, and advance sustained development to support the achievement of the goals of Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths and contributes to activities to advance other GH goals, including AIDS Free Generation, the President’s Malaria Initiative and the overall development objectives of the Agency.
The Data Scientist will provide technical support to guide the application of USAID MCHN technical and financial resources to the highest priority problem areas and interventions, at both headquarters and field program levels. The Scientist will conduct analysis and serve as well as a technical advisor on awards related to data management, analysis, visualization, and dissemination.
Provide technical expertise and support to USAID on program monitoring, evaluation, and research
Serve as a subject matter expert to USAID and its partners to support effective and efficient activity management
Contribute public health expertise and participate in working groups and task forces