Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management)

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The United States Agency for International Development is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.

Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management)

Closing date:June 9, 2020

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) - Project Management Specialist (Malaria Data Management)

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: “Cooperating Country National” shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.

Opening date: May 11, 2020

Closing date: June 9, 2020

Working in close collaboration with the PMI/Uganda team, the USAID/Uganda Malaria Data Specialist shall assist in the development and implementation of strategies to improve data quality and data sharing, while also establishing a stronger culture of data-informed resource allocation within USAID Mission, Office Health and HIV the PMI/ Uganda, and NMCD programs. Internally, the Malaria Data Specialist shall liaise with PMI backstops, as well as Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation (SM&E) and Data Integration technical teams at USAID/Washington and CDC/Atlanta, and USAID personnel overseeing the Mission’s activities related to malaria control. External responsibilities include regular contact and collaboration with counterparts in Uganda’s NMCD at the Ministry of Health (MOH), the MOH Division of Health Information (DHI), and other relevant government ministries and agencies to drive government of Uganda and PMI common objectives when it comes to SM&E. The Malaria Data Specialist is also expected to work with a wide range of non-governmental and private sector organizations, other donor and international organizations, and other United States Government (USG) entities working in malaria prevention and control. As appropriate, the Malaria Data Specialist will provide managerial and technical support to the NMCD Assistant Commissioner and staff to build capacity within the NMCD in the areas of data analysis and use.

The Malaria Data Specialist shall provide technical advice in the conceptualization, development, design, administration, and monitoring of the various information systems necessary for malaria control, including for malaria case management, vector control, and the supply chain of malaria commodities. S/He will discover, facilitate and promote efficient ways to collect, organize, clean, store, analyze, and share disparate, complex datasets with attention to security and confidentiality.

The Malaria Data Specialist must possess highly specialized technical expertise in an applied quantitative discipline such as statistics, economics, computer science, epidemiology, or health informatics, and be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the malaria epidemiology in Uganda.

  1. EDUCATION

Master’s degree in applied quantitative discipline such as statistics, economics, computer science, epidemiology, or health informatics from a recognized institution.

  1. 1.PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of professional experience applying data visualization, data analysis, and/or business intelligence to inform decision making.

Must have strong knowledge of data wrangling, analysis and visualization practices.

Demonstrated ability to securely and efficiently manage large, disparate datasets, and problem-solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required.

Skills in working effectively with health personnel of diverse cultural backgrounds, negotiating agreements on matters of program strategy and performance, writing, administration, and management are necessary, as well as the ability to navigate and manage politically sensitive issues.

How to Apply

Access the detailed solicitation document Number: 72061720R10011 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and is found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or send an email to gnakaddu@usaid.gov copy cnatividad@usaid.gov