Strategic Information Advisers (PEPFAR)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 22 January 2021
  • Worldwide
  • Closing on 31 March 2021
  • Talent pool

Job Description

Strategic information (SI) is a key element of the U.S. Government’s (USG) PEPFAR programming. Planning, monitoring and implementing successful programs to combat HIV/AIDS depends on sound data gathering, analysis, presentation and reporting. GH-TAMS is seeking to develop its talent pool of PEPFAR SI specialists for consulting assignments with the Bureau for Global Health (GH) at USAID/Washington and the Agency’s overseas field missions (particularly in Africa).

Background

The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion-dollar, multi-faceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world. In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), other USG partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV programs.

The purpose of USAID/GH SI activities are to:

● Advance and support country-owned, sustainable health information systems and promote data- informed decision making, through program monitoring and evaluation
● Improve health and HIV programs and ultimately health outcomes by strengthening data quality, data management, reporting and analysis
● Provide technical expertise at headquarters and in-country for SI systems including health information systems; and
● Strengthen USAID Missions’ capacity to effectively manage their SI systems in an effort to provide program accountability, oversight and management.

Role and Responsibilities

● Perform standard and rigorous analyses of program performance and epidemic control progress to guide PEPFAR technical teams with planning meetings, Country Operating Plan (COP) planning, development and implementation and to facilitate program improvement and decision- making for USAID and its stakeholders
● Perform data analyses to support PEPFAR Oversight Accountability Response Teams (POART) and other program performance discussions, using data visualization and dashboards to communicate analyses. Additionally, when required, perform analyses by implementing partners,
district prioritization and subpopulations (gender, age bands, key and priority populations, etc)
● Develop and/or maintain and keep updated dashboards and other data visualization tools
● Provide guidance to Mission teams and implementing partners on data collection, management, analysis visualization and use

● Work with the Mission and interagency groups to develop and present interagency and USAID specific country program reports and technical area results

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Development, Demography, the social sciences or another appropriate field
  • At least five years technical experience in public health and M&E with at least two years in data management, analysis, presentation and reporting with HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs, preferably with international programs in low and middle income countries.
  • Experience with PEPFAR and USAID is a strong plus, including experience with / knowledge of programs, processes and systems such as DREAMS, PEPFAR Country Operating Plans, and health information systems (i.e., SIMS/DHIS2)
  • Demonstrated experience/expertise in analytics and statistical software such as Tableau a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience working with large data sets and survey dataset desirable

About the Organization

The Global Health Technical Assistance and Mission Support Project (GH-TAMS) is a five-year USAID-funded activity providing the Bureau for Global Health (GH) and USAID field missions with high quality technical expertise to achieve the Agency's foreign assistance global health mission. With start-up in the fall of 2019, GH-TAMS follows the success of the Global Health Program Cycle Improvement (GH Pro) Project.

GH-TAMS technical assistance covers a broad range of technical areas and cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS. family planning, MNCH, infectious disease, TB, health finance, reproductive health, organizational development, OVC, project design, facilitation, M&E and strategic planning.

Project assignments are located in Washington D.C. and worldwide in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Assignments typically range from two weeks to six months in duration.

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