Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Strategic Information
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Project Overview and Role
The Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions Practice (DIAS) in Palladium is currently seeking a Senior Technical Advisor to provide leadership in HIV strategic information.
The Senior Technical Advisor is based in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID in Washington, DC and is responsible for providing technical assistance in data analysis of PEPFAR and health information system data with the purpose of improving program performance.
The Senior Technical Advisor will:
- Support PEPFAR clinical and community-based program analytics, develop new analytical approaches that consider various data sources (e.g., MER, EA, EMR, lab, pharmacy, commodity) and continuously lead improvements in using data for program implementation
- Create data visualizations; produce new innovative data visualizations that help tell a story and unpack program performance
- Analyse and triangulate PEPFAR program, lab, pharmacy, commodity and population-level for USAID; apply innovative techniques in data analysis and data use in collaboration with data scientists;
- Advise on the M&E system implications at program level, of changes to indicators, disaggregations and analytical guidance.
- Maintain strong, positive working relationships with Palladium colleagues, USAID Washington, USAID Missions, and partners.
Minimum education and experience required
- Masters in public health, statistics, data science, computer science or similar. PhD preferred.
- Five or more years of professional experience analyzing and triangulating PEPFAR program data and other types of data (e.g., lab, commodity, pharmacy, population-based data) in support of program improvement.
- Experience working in a field-based analytical or M&E role for a PEPFAR clinical partner, strongly preferred.
Key competencies and professional expertise required
- Deep knowledge of PEPFAR data streams and strengths and weaknesses of each; and an understanding of how PEPFAR data relate to data in the country health information system, especially in electronic medical records.
- Understanding of the organization of PEPFAR data and the implications for analysis, with a vision of how to overcome challenges
- Top-tier analytical skills with current experience analyzing PEPFAR datasets in statistical software
- Demonstrated ability to use a range of programs to visualize data, such as Excel, Power BI, etc.
- Clear ability to hone in on the story the data present, and a practiced ability to use analyses and visualizations to tell the story
- Demonstrated experience in working with USAID and PEPFAR partners in the field, to improve program performance and build analytical capability
- An understanding of how PEPFAR clinical and community-based programs manage their data and report results
- Deep knowledge of electronic medical records and how to use data in EMRs for analysis
- Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills, and ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving and multicultural team while maintaining a client-centered focus, and promoting diversity and inclusion across different cultures, genders, and hierarchical levels.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in team settings.
- Sound problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Willingness to travel and work abroad 25-30% of the time in developing countries and elsewhere.
- Preference will be given to individuals who already have an active US. Government secret level security clearance, or who have successfully maintained a clearance previously.