Data Analyst

at Credence Management Solutions, LLC
Published August 4, 2022
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development services from junior, mid-level, senior and expert advisory and administrative professionals.

Credence and its partner, the Public Health Institute (PHI), are both employers for GHTASC, and are seeking a Data Analyst in USAID under GHTASC.

Note:This is a term-limited position through September 30, 2023

Summary Statement

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)s Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as the agencys primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, child and maternal health and nutrition, family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID missions and field programs in more than 70 countries.

Over 6.2 million people have died from the COVID-19 pandemic. It has further disrupted access to essential services and health systems. The Biden Administration has called on the world to collectively end the COVID-19 pandemic as soon as possible, and has introduced ambitious targets in three critical areas for ending this pandemic and preventing and preparing for the next: Vaccinate the World; Save Lives Now; and Build Back Better.

To meet the ambitious goals set by the Biden-Harris Administration, the Bureau for Global Health joined forces with the Agencys COVID-19 Task Force (CTF) to launch USAIDs COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Delivery Initiative (VADI) to support the USAID Administrators Global VAX commitments. The VADI has overseen the historic rollout of more than 550 million vaccine doses, works closely with USAID Missions to coordinate, supply, and strengthen country readiness and delivery, and manages USAIDs partnerships with COVAX, Gavi, UNICEF, and the WHO among other multilateral institutions.

The key to controlling the pandemic lies in implementing a comprehensive public health and clinical strategy in every country. To prevent transmission and expand access to evidence-based, high-quality care and treatment for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 infections, the Global Health Bureau has launched the Saving Lives Now agenda. Saving Lives Now aims to reduce morbidity and mortality, mitigate transmission, and strengthen health systems, including to prevent, detect, and respond to pandemic threats to respond to COVID more broadly. As USAID pursues the critical goal to vaccinate the world, there is also a need to strategically shift from a focus on emergency pandemic response to management of ongoing COVID-19 as an endemic disease and incorporate novel treatments and approaches rapidly, effectively, and equitably. In this context, the Saving Lives Now Team will build capacity for Test to Treat approaches with new diagnostics and therapeutics through technical assistance and procurement and continued work on critical oxygen support and clinical case management of COVID-19 patients.

Job Requirements

The Data Analyst, as part of the unified COVID-19 Data Analytics and MEL Team that will provide technical expertise and support to both the Saving Lives Now and VADI initiatives. She/he/they will utilize statistical approaches and software programs to conduct advanced analyses and visualization to inform monitoring and reporting and data application for learning and adaptation.

The Data Analyst will support and serve as a member of the COVID-19 Data, Analytics, and MEL Team. The position will contribute to the Bureaus complex and multifaceted response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Data Analyst will closely work with the Saving Lives Director, and will also receive day to day inputs from the Data, Analytics, and MEL Lead located in VADI . The Data Analyst will also work closely with VADI colleagues, while receiving technical guidance from the GH Office of Infectious Disease, Emerging Threats Division.

The responsibilities of the Data Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Translate data and narratives from COVID-19 response programming into clear, digestible, and usable information;

  • Work with MEL staff across GH to conduct analyses, develop reports, and create visualizations to clearly articulate data trends, including programmatic impacts;

  • Co-manage the regular Pillar 2 reporting process, including report preparation;

  • Review and analyze implementing partner reports and indicator data, in coordination with the A/CoR;

  • Use data to develop spreadsheets, databases, graphics, charts and other content with information related to COVID-19 activities;

  • Conduct integrated data analysis and, in collaboration with technical program experts, interpret, visualize and disseminate results regarding the COVID-19 pandemics impact on global health programs and epidemic control;

  • Assist with the completion of data quality audits of COVID-19 indicators;

  • Provide input to situational assessments, fact sheets, presentations, briefers, talking points, memos, and other official correspondence for a variety of audiences, as needed;

  • Oversee the process for results collection of COVID-19 response programming into USAIDs agency-wide database, the Development Information Solution (DIS), in coordination with USAIDs Office of the Chief Information Officer (M/CIO);

  • Coordinate user engagement for COVID reporting, including training of users, preparing guidance materials, distributing communications and instructions, engaging with users, and providing support to ensure comprehensive and accurate reporting to meet the needs of the COVID Task Force and other stakeholders;

  • Coordinate with USAIDs Office of the Chief Information Officer (M/CIO) to support readiness of to collect COVID reporting into DIS, including communicating system functionality requirements

  • Masters degree and a minimum of 4 more years of relevant experience, or bachelors degree with 6 years, Associates degree and 8 years relevant experience OR High School graduate and 10 years of relevant experience

  • Experience working in areas of public health and monitoring, evaluation and learning;

  • Demonstrated experience in management and analysis of programmatic datastreams, development of reports and data visualizations, and/or contribution to the design and development of a data management system;

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams;

  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment

  • US citizenship or US permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.

Competencies/Performance Criterion

  • Creativity: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches, and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.

  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.

  • Interpersonal Relationship: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients and other outside contacts.

  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.

  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.

Job ID: 2022-6062

External Company Name: Credence Management Solutions, LLC

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