Technical Advisor, Translating Data for Implementation - Washington, DC
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Project Overview and Role
The Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions Practice (DIAS) in Palladium is currently seeking a Technical Advisor to support project coordination of the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award. Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of HIV epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.
The Technical Advisor is based in Washington, DC and is responsible for providing technical leadership in the visualization and use of PEPFAR and health information system data with the purpose of improving client management and program performance.
- Provide technical support to assist stakeholders to 1) identify and assess priority programmatic questions of interest for HIV/AIDS programs and PEPFAR (with a focus on tracking the 90-90-90 cascade), conduct data analysis, interpret, synthesize and visualize data, and communicate findings 2) develop data-informed action plans, and 3) track program performance and translate strategic information into improved program quality management and service delivery
- Advise and implement innovative approaches to design, develop, and deliver high quality data visualization and information products that meet the information needs of targeted data users at multiple levels
- Translate complex data analysis concepts and requirements into clear and usable information;
- Design, apply or adapt data use tools and methods, curricula, and methods for improving the quality and use of routine health information data at the facility, district, county, national, and global levels;
- Develop and implement data use capacity strengthening and training activities, including topics such as data analysis, interpretation, visualization, communication and advocacy
- Support the design and implementation of regular data review meetings and other program activities to enhance the culture of data use for performance improvement and decision making
- Monitor, evaluate, and report on data demand and use activities, including tracking and documenting programmatic improvements related to data use activities;
- Manage project activities including: budgeting, contracting, work plan development and tracking
- Participate in communities of practice and develop strategies to integrate data use approaches and tools into Project and partner activities;
- Coordinate meetings and liaise with US government, country collaborators, and other program staff across organizations to carry out activities as required
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation and strategic information for HIV/AIDS (preferably USAID/PEPFAR programs);
- Knowledge of health information systems, e.g., electronic medical records, DATIM, DHIS2, community health information systems, labs, pharmacy, commodities, etc.
- Knowledge of PEPFAR strategic information approaches and activities;
- Demonstrated skills in data analysis, visualization and use, preferable relating to HIV/AIDS or other public health programs
- Full proficiency in spoken and written English, language proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese desirable;
- Experience living and working overseas preferred;
- Ability to travel up to 30% internationally.
- Experience in strengthening the demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision-making process;
- Demonstrated skills in M&E training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring, including strong skills in delivering trainings and workshops and facilitating the interpretation and use of data
- Demonstrated skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences
- Demonstrated experience data management and business intelligence tools is desirable (e.g., SQL, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.)
- Demonstrated experience with ICT for M&E, health informatics, and/or geographic information systems desirable
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a limited time-frame;
- Demonstrated quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with a high level of independence, using own initiative;