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Informatics Analyst - Washington, DC

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium seeks candidates for the position of Informatics Analyst for its Data, Informatics, and Analytical Solutions Practice (DIAS). The DIAS Practice offers an end-to-end suite of services around data - all geared towards helping our clients use the best available and most appropriate information for decision making and planning. The DIAS Practice supports Informatics, MERL, data analytics, and modeling offerings for Palladium. Informatics, under the DIAS Practice, is a dynamic and innovative group with talented and passionate members working toward the goal of improving informed decision making and the implementation efficiency of international development projects. Our team has extensive experience developing various flexible information systems for data collection, reporting, and enhanced data use for a variety of users with disparate technical capacities in the international development field.

The Informatics Analyst will provide informatics expertise for projects and business development activities in support of CDC, USAID, DFID, and DFAT funded programs around the world. The position is based in Washington, DC, and entails approximately 25% overseas travel. The Informatics Analyst will report to the Regional Advisor for ICT and will be responsible for providing strong project management support ensuring headquarters and country informatics projects are functioning effectively and meeting all technical requirements. Additionally, the Informatics Analyst will be responsible for gathering and analyzing business and technical requirements, translating the requirements into potential ICT solutions, and interacting with software developers in the field, while assisting in business development activities in informatics.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Project Manager and/or Business Analyst for ICT projects.
  • Conduct informatics activities and work with field teams in support of assigned informatics programs and projects (e.g., provide assistance with stakeholder engagement, technical review of documents, data collection strategies, etc.).
  • Manage and support field staff to ensure effective work planning and implementation, efficient use of human and material resources, andappropriate monitoring for capturing desired results.
  • Work with finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project andactivity budgets.
  • Ensure timely and accuratereporting of project activities and results to the client or donor.
  • Collaborate with Country Managers, COP, and SI/M&E Advisors in assigned countries and at headquarters to lead the design and development of new technology innovations and to coordinate informatics solutions to M&E and data analytics.
  • Perform ICT assessments, requirements gathering and analyses, and storyboarding using UX tools.
  • Work with the software development team to assure quality of applications before implementation (including conducting software testing) and to ensure the completeness of software documentation.
  • Support business development activities by leading capture management, providing informatics components, contributing to technical proposals, and recommending strategies, ICT solutions, and implementation schedules, as assigned.
  • Formulate new technology partnerships and collaborations, strengthening relationships for country ownership of projects.
  • Represent Palladium at conferences, international meetings, ministry level events, institutions, steering committees, and agencies.
  • Publish blog articles, case studies, and peer-reviewed journal articles to promote the work of Palladium Informatics.

Requirements

  • Master's degree in a relevant field, including business, informatics, or public health.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with information and data management systems, including experience working with mHealth, eHealth, HIS/HMIS, LMIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of information systems, diverse databases, and data analytics; knowledge of health data systems a plus.
  • Experience designing, developing, testing, and implementing information and data management systems.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance capacity building in the informatics field.
  • Highly detail-oriented and deadline-driven, with strong organizational skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as in team settings.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving and multicultural team while maintaining a client-centered focus.
  • Knowledge of Principles for Digital Development.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication in the English language.
  • Available and willing to travel approximately 25% of the time.
  • Familiarity with the logistical, technical, and quality assurance issues around quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience working with USAID and familiarity with USAID program cycle, policies, guidance, and regulations specific to monitoring, evaluation, and learning is highly desirable.