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HJF is seeking an Associate Director, Strategic Information (SI) for the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
Incumbent is responsible for assisting the Director and Deputy Director of Global Health in the Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) in monitoring and evaluating site activities under the prevention, care and treatment initiatives supported overseas by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP). The incumbent will be responsible for directing management of data quality and housing and developing measures for more effective linkage into overall program performance and workplan execution of basic program data collected as part of (SI) component of IHPT’s HIV care and treatment programs including ARV services; TB/HIV and PMTCT programs at MHRP sites in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Direct measures and activities for more effective monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and treatment programs
Manage the overall program’s requirements for data housing
Direct the process of President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) specific data collection and reporting to include Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Progress Report (S/APR) submissions with Africa-based teams and ensure timely submission from IHPT sites
Develop and direct analysis and visualization of data to align with PEFPAR, USG and internal program needs, standardizing as required for cross-country program performance monitoring
Direct ongoing requirements in data management to include guiding changes at any level of the SI process to ensure the program keeps pace with new and developing software or systems for data housing, analysis and use.
Lead quarterly, internal MHRP analyses to identify areas of in-country SI strengths and weaknesses with regard to targets and achievements
Serve as primary advisor and IHPT lead with in-country SI leads in the area of routine data collection, data quality assurance and reporting
Oversee data quality assessments of in-country program data, to ensure quality collection of prevention, care, and treatment data.
Design, modify, and implement relevant SI tools for site-level staff to conduct routine assessments of data management systems.
Serve as MHRP/DoD SME for SI on internal and external bodies and groups as directed.
Provide guidance and dissemination of DoD and OGAC monitoring and evaluation policy to US-based and in-country MHRP staff and partners for more effective evaluation and implementation of Emergency Plan-related activities
Collaborate with the Associate Director for Medical Affairs and other technical leads to leverage the technical capacities to more complex data analysis and in generating collection tools and determining database development requirements
Direct and mentor the SI team to conduct initial analysis and review of all routinely collected program data received from all sites (including reviewing calculations, analyzing trends in data and progress made against targets, and assessing policy implications), and provide preliminary feedback
Additional duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with exceptional attention to details; Excellent editing and proofreading skills; Expertise in use of data analytical software (ex. Stata) and analytical visualization platforms (ex. Tableau). Experience with the management and utilization of DHIS2 and/or other equivalent data housing instances. Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Flexibility and capacity to become familiarized with other software and/or hardware as needed. Ability to manage multiple complex, detail-oriented tasks at once with limited supervision; Strong time management skills and the ability to thrive when working under deadlines. Experience in effectively engaging multiple international programs across geographic boundaries and differing time zones. Demonstrated cross-cultural skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse team, both as a leader and a participant; Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility in problem solving; Ability to quickly absorb and apply new concepts. Good supervisory skills; experience supervising at least one person is preferred; High comfort level presenting data and information to different audiences.
Minimum Experience: 6-8 years of experience working in public health and data collection, data quality measures and basic data analysis; PEPFAR indicator knowledge and interpretation preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports to the Director Global Health, IHPT,
Work Environment: Office environment. Incumbent will travel to field locations in Africa on an as-needed basis.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
HJF is a private, not-for-profit organization providing scientific and project management support to nearly 500 research and clinical investigation projects. We advance medical research and education at the Uniformed Services University and in the military medical community by providing scientific and management services to improve health worldwide.