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Program and Data Quality Advisor

Public Health Institute, Credence Management Solutions, Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description:

The Program and Data Quality Advisor will work most closely with the Senior Program and Data Quality Advisor and oversee program and data quality assurance and improvement efforts across the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA). S/he will provide technical and operational leadership in the data quality and performance improvement plan working with technical experts from the SIEI Division, OHA technical program teams and USAID Missions. The Advisor will lead and coordinate the development of Mission-specific quality improvement action plans and will work closely with the SIEI Division to develop and execute the service and data quality analytic plans and monitor the improvement plans’ implementation which may include but not be limited to: PEPFAR program indicators, USAID custom program indicators, site monitoring visit summaries, DQA/RDQA reports and financial monitoring data. S/he will closely work with the Evaluation Branch Lead who will be the Point of Contact (POC).

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership and implementation support to OHA, USAID Missions, and the interagency in developing and implementing quality assurance and improvement approaches, plans and tools with a particular focus on data quality assessments and program improvement plans.
  • Support the rollout and scale-up of the OHA data quality assurance and improvement strategy across USAID PEPFAR portfolio and in close collaboration with USAID, Missions and Implementing Partners (IPs).
  • Lead the institutionalization of data and program quality practices across technical areas and across the USAID Missions to ensure accurate and efficient reporting.
  • Lead the process of data integration and analysis across PEPFAR indicators, SIMS data, Expenditure data and other types of data by IMs, geography, and other relevant parameters with a focus on program and performance improvement.
  • Guide the development of tailored data quality assurance approaches and tools to respond to PEPFAR, OHA and field emerging needs and priorities.
  • Guide enhancements to and implementation of existing routine site quality monitoring solutions such as Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) to identify areas for improvement, devise responses that ensure quality standards are met, and maximize PEPFAR programmatic impact on the HIV epidemic.
  • Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of data and program quality management policies and practices.
  • Provide technical support to the USAID Missions teams to assess, improve and maintain data quality on routine basis across international and indigenous partners.
  • Participate in interagency and agency specific data quality assurance (DQA) exercises and the analyses of the results, in order to identify the root causes of poor routine data and make appropriate recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Assist in review of OU and partners quarterly performance review with SIEI and technical teams and propose additional, supplemental analyses that would expand and deepen USAID HQ understanding of factors affecting performance.
  • Analyze, synthesize and apply evidence to ensure high quality data and services inform new programs.
    Frequently travel internationally to provide technical assistance to USAID Missions and partners and to monitor implementation of quality improvement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by senior leadership.
  • Participate in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.
  • Complete and execute and Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.

Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
  • Master’s degree with 7 years’ of experience or bachelor’s degree with minimum of 9 years’ experience or higher in public health, epidemiology, computer science, social science, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 7+ years of progressive work experience in data systems and data quality management necessary.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (HIV/AIDS, data analytics/visualization, quality assurance, quality improvement, etc); job duties/responsibilities generally related to PD requirements.
  • Extensive experience in quality assurance and quality improvement methods and approaches; particular interest in individuals with QA/QI approaches application in healthcare and development sectors.
  • Advanced proficiency in data analysis and data use methodologies, approaches, tools, and software (e.g. R, STATA, Tableau, ArcGIS, etc.)
  • Have a deep understanding of data flow design and data reusability.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word processing.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with a strong track record of taking a proactive approach to problem identification and solution. 
  • Should be able to multitask in a variety of projects at a time.
  • Demonstrated experience working in developing country setting
  • Knowledge of/experience of PEPFAR programming.
  • Must have excellent writing skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel internationally 30+%.
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.

To Apply:

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This post will be available until December 2, 2020 or until filled.

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