Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management)

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 19 April 2021

Job Description

1. SOLICITATION NO: 72063621R10004

2. ISSUANCE DATE: April 15, 2021

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: May 06, 2021 -16H30 Freetown time, GMT


5. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management)

6. MARKET VALUE: Le172,360,132 to Le267,158,212 per annum equivalent to FSN-11 in accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of (US Embassy/Sierra Leone). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year with four renewable one year option periods, estimated to start on November 21, 2021.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the possibility to travel to Conakry, Guinea as stated in the Statement of Duties.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Cooperating Country Nationals.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facility access.


General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The goal of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is to reduce malaria-related mortality by fifty percent (50%) across a number of high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere, through rapid scale-up of proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures.

Success requires participating countries, and their partners, to deploy the right resources at the right place and at the right time, through more accurate insights from existing data, and accelerating the data-to-action cycle. PMI has launched a new country quarterly reporting process to ensure operational decision-making at the country level is based on timely and granular program-relevant data, through the use of the “PMI MDIVE Platform,” which includes analytic tools to facilitate the use of relevant datasets, including visualizations of epidemiological, supply chain, entomological, demographic, programmatic, and financial data. As such, PMI has required all countries receiving PMI funding to add a Malaria Data Specialist to the Health staff to support surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, the strengthening of malaria-related data systems, and the building institutional capacity within Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs to improve data quality and use.

The USAID Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management) (the “Specialist”) leads the effort to strengthen malaria-related data systems, and efforts to build institutional capacity within Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs. The Specialist provides leadership and guidance to data-related malaria control programs/projects/activities in coordination with USAID, USG, implementing partners (IPs), appropriate host-country ministries and the private sector. The Specialist provides technical advice on data collection, analysis, and use, reflecting best practices designed to improve data quality and use, and ultimately advance to malaria prevention, control, and elimination. The Specialist administers and monitors malaria data systems and is responsible for data collection and analysis and provides guidance and leadership in the strategic use of data for informed decision making. In addition, the Specialist serves as a Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representative (C/AOR) or Activity Manager (AM) for malaria data systems related programs.


In order to be considered for the position, an applicant must have the following minimum qualifications.

1. Education: The work requires a Master’s Degree or host-country equivalent in statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, epidemiology, health informatics, public health, infectious disease, zoonotic disease, biology or other quantitative discipline.

2. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience, with a focus on data collection and analysis in the area of malaria-related public health is required. Demonstrated experience in the programming of malaria data-collection and data-quality programs/projects/activities. This experience must demonstrate that the Specialist has strong public health and applied data science skills. The Specialist must have demonstrated technical leadership in data systems as they relate to malaria prevention and control, program management, planning, policy development, and problem-solving skills while working in a sensitive environment.

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