Global Health and Data Specialist

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 31 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 1 August 2018

Job Description

New Business Coordination

  • Supports all phases of new business development including opportunity research, tracking, reconnaissance, recruiting, proposal writing, and proposal coordination
  • Serves as a contributing writer, lead writer, or technical integrator on proposal teams; providing strategic recruitment; and training/mentoring staff; supporting multiple, simultaneous new business efforts at different stages of the bid life cycle
  • Contributes to management/coordination of new business efforts: pipeline management, resource allocation, strategic planning, quality control, and oversight of proposal

Technical Assistance

  • Assists technical leaders and managers with technical tasks as appropriate (SOW drafts, editing reports, etc.)
  • Travels to project offices and provide subject matter expertise and coordination; may lead components of Scope of Work (SOW) for other projects and practice areas as required

Project Support

  • Acts as a liaison to the field for day-to-day problem solving and support; independently trouble-shoots common problems and escalates more complex issues to technical and management leaders and follows up until resolved
  • Provides support as needed to all other components of the Global Health business and collaborates with colleagues. Provides short-term coverage for traveling staff

Additional duties may be assigned depending on evolving business needs.

Qualification:

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in information science, data science, public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in working with information systems management and design in the health field for USG-funded projects or other donor funded programs
  • Working knowledge or understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
  • At least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods
  • At least 2 years of experience living in or working with developing countries
  • At least 2 years of experience in proposal development for US government clients including USAID and CDC

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience in international development
  • Experience with project management
  • Business development experience
  • Proficiency in a foreign language is desirable
  • Proficient in Tableau or Power BI
  • Able to design cutting edge presentation using PowerPoint or related software
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with the latest trends in ICT4D

About the Organization

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. QED has a 20 years history of evidence based development, which includes more than $3.5 billion in programs evaluated and work in 96 countries around the globe. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world.

The Director of Project Management is responsible for leading QED’s Project Management (PM) team and ensuring the successful implementation of all QED projects, including contractual, financial, and operational activities. The Director ensures that QED projects follow all applicable Company and client requirements, and continuously focuses on opportunities to improve internal operations and implement best practices. The Director of Project Management, reporting to the Executive Vice President, is a member of QED’s Management Committee and will work closely with other teams across the Company, including Finance & Accounting, Contracts & Compliance, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Communications, and Information Technology. The Director will also coordinate closely with the Technical Services team to ensure that all operational and technical elements of our programs are effectively managed. The Director will also coordinate with QED’s Business Development (BD) team to oversee the PM team’s support of BD activities.

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