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Data Analyst Full-time

at Social Solutions International, Inc. in Virginia (Published at 12-08-2019)

Overview

Overview of the Company
Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions), is a Hispanic- and woman-owned consulting firm dedicated to the creation of solutions to improve the health and well-being of underserved populations worldwide. Since 2005, we have worked in more than 70 countries to provide quality monitoring and evaluation; training and technical assistance; program development and implementation; and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization and were named the top USAID women-led business partner in 2018.

Overview of the Position

Introduction: The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), within USAID?s Bureau for Global Health (GH), has overarching responsibility for the full range of USAID's HIV/AIDS programs and serves as the Agency's lead office for implementing the interagency U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). OHA staff: ensure the technical integrity of USAID's headquarters and overseas Mission strategies and programs; provide global technical leadership on the full range of interventions related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment; lead HIV research programs; support USAID Missions in working with partners and other government agencies; and monitor, evaluate and report on the impact of the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs in support of PEPFAR goals.

The data analyst will focus on data related to key population programming. The position is in the Priority Populations, Integration and Rights Division (GH/OHA/PPIR) on the Key Populations and Rights Branch (KPR). PPIR provides technical leadership and support to missions in effectively planning, implementing, and monitoring population-specific technical approaches to the HIV response. The KPR Branch provides technical leadership, generates evidence and disseminates policies, tools, and other resources for effective key population programming. The KPR Branch?s work emphasizes the continuum of response across HIV prevention, care and treatment, and the links between community-based and clinical services. The Branch supports developing capacity in the field for timely and accurate data reporting; engagement with implementing partners.


Salary Range: GS-13 equivalent Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Data Analyst (Analyst) is an essential member of the PPIR Division and KPR Branch and receives day-to-day guidance from the KPR Branch Chief. The Analyst provides strategic information analytic support to the team, performing a variety of both complex and routine technical duties.

Technical Support and Analytic Services (50% Level of Effort):

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR reporting requirements, PEPFAR-related data systems, as well as data management and use strategies in order to provide informed program monitoring and partner management technical assistance to USAID Missions.
  • Conduct data analyses and provide technical assistance relevant to Measurement, Evaluation, and Results (MER), program expenditures, and surveys, in collaboration with program/technical stakeholders; facilitate interpretation and dissemination HIV-related data for program decision making.
  • Conduct routine program data review and trend analysis of PEPFAR data, partner performance analysis and provide quarterly data visualization support, including but not limited to data verification, data completeness checks, analysis of site-level data, data pulling and review, and comparative analysis of results and targets from PEPFAR data collection systems and interagency analytic and data management products.
  • Assist USAID/HIV subject matter experts with data- focused analytical thinking for improved planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of HIV/PEPFAR programs.
  • Design, develop and deliver high quality visualization and information products to support USAID operations at all stages of the development programming cycle.
  • Translate complex data analysis concepts and requirements into clear, digestible, and useable information for both technical and non-technical USAID/PEPFAR team members.
  • Contribute to the HIV knowledge base by preparing reports and publications, including, but not limited to, technical updates for field missions, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and by presenting internally and at international meetings/conferences, as needed.
  • Support country programs in monitoring and evaluation to ensure USG investments reflect the efficient use of resources.

Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, and Support (50% Level of Effort):

  • Build OHA and Mission capacity to standardize and automate data collection, management, and display of HIV/PEPFAR data to make rapid data analysis more efficient, transparent, reproducible, and effective.
  • Consult with HIV program experts to understand where data analytics will most effectively support PEPFAR?s overarching goal of epidemic control.
  • Provide training and analytic support to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage and analyze PEPFAR monitoring data for the purposes of program accountability, oversight, and management.
  • Support data analysis initiatives within various Branches, and provide technical leadership on monitoring and evaluation, and data visualization (including GIS, Tableau) activities across the HIV clinical cascade and other areas of HIV programming, including triangulation of survey, surveillance, and other country data sources as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices across USG programs vis-a-vis strategic information in different countries.
  • Other duties as assigned.
In addition to the requirements above, the Key Populations Data Analyst should have:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge related to key populations, defined by WHO/PEPFAR to include sex workers (SW), gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG), people who inject drugs (PWID) and prisoners in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated understanding of additional complexities related to data for key populations in contexts of criminalization and/or social stigma.
  • A fundamental understanding of surveillance data and global metrics/measurements used among key populations.

Qualifications

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and 7+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis and visualization, program design, strategic planning, monitoring systems, program coordination and implementation, and evaluation. preferably relating to HIV/AIDS or other public health programs.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (i.e. STATA, SAS, R) and data visualization tools (i.e. Excel, Tableau).
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work across agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams on sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel regularly to developing countries and resource challenged settings.
  • US Citizenship with ability to obtain a Secret Security clearance.
  • International travel, ranging from 10-30%, depending on assigned operational unit.

Equal Employer

Equal Employer
Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz.
Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


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