The Papua New Guinea Australia Transition to Health (PATH) Program is one key way in which Australia is investing in PNG’s security, stability and prosperity by delivering support to PNG’s health sector. PATH supports locally generated and scaled health systems reform, working in partnership with the Government of PNG on high priority health issues including health security, communicable disease, family planning, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health. This strong partnership is supporting PNG to improve the health and well-being of its citizens in line with PNG’s National Health Plan. PATH looks to attract staff who are committed to this vision, and who are also able to work in collaborative, creative and adaptive ways to contribute to better health outcomes for people in PNG.
Position Summary – Analytics, Strategy & Adaptation Analyst
The Analytics, Strategy & Adaptation Analyst will work closely with the Performance Monitoring and Coordination Analyst, and the Reporting & MERL Analyst and workstream counterparts.
Duties include but not limited to:
· Assist Performance and Adaptive Systems (PAS) Unit in the application of AM/TWP approach with workstreams, implementing partners, sub-grantees, advisors and stakeholders.
· Manage policies and procedures for PATH Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) AMTWP methodology and six-monthly strategy testing.
· Support the design of policy and provincial case studies.
· Data Management and Analysis
· Oversee the program’s management information system (MIS) including data entry and data quality audits.
· Develop and implement data management procedures and provide training to relevant counterparts on procedures.
· Coordinate and collect data (baseline, midline, end-line, Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) indicators, etc.…) from workstreams, implementing partners, sub-grantees, advisors and stakeholders within designated time frames.
· Build the capacity of workstreams, implementing partners, sub-grantees, advisors and stakeholders to manage, collect and analyse data, specifically national health data within the electronic National Health Information System (eNHIS).
· Perform basic data quantitative and qualitative data analyses as required.
· Maintain the program dashboard to monitor program performance.
· Utilize MIS data as appropriate to monitor data trends and provide updates to workstream leads and the ASA Manager as and when required.
· Support the development and roll-out of the MIS system for PATH.
The successful candidate will bring:
· Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, statistics, analytic, management information systems, epidemiology or other closely related field.
· At least five years’ experience with management information systems including data collection, data entry and data quality audits.
· Knowledge and experience of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) integration within health programs, AMTWP and/or management information systems is desirable.
· Demonstrated experience with basic qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and interpretation.
· Comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word is required; and experience with analytic software such as R, SPSS, SAS, NVivo or QDA Miner Lite is a plus.
· High level analytical, written and verbal communication skills in English.
· Ability to maintain quality in all deliverables.
Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria listed.
Further details for this opportunity can be found in the Information for Applicants available from the Careers page of Abt Associate’s website at:
Go to ‘Apply Now’, ‘Aus/UK Postings’ and by searching ‘By Country/ Region’ for Papua New Guinea, you will find this and all other roles currently being advertised for Abt Associates in PNG. Applications should be submitted online and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria, including questions of due diligence.
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 25 October 2020 (Mid-night local time).
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, gender and people with disabilities.
We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.