United States of America: Technical Advisor, Program Analytics

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 02 Nov 2016

Population Services International

Job ID 2016-1089

# of Openings 1
Posted Date 9/21/2016 9:58:00 AM
Category Evidence
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Washington, DC
Position Location: Country United States

Title: Technical Advisor
Department: Program Analytics
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 15**%** international travel
Reports to the Director of Program Analytics

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI Program Analytics increases the ability of the organization to generate and use evidence about how to achieve health impact that is relevant for programs and strategic for social marketing. We are looking for a Technical Advisor for its health impact and forecasting modeling program. PSI has relied on the disability adjusted life years (DALYs) averted and couple-years of protection (CYPs) as core performance metric to incentivize, for accountability, and to inform programmatic decisions since 2007. The organization is undertaking a new strategic plan and anticipates the need for new performance metrics centered on use and need for health care products and services. The Technical Adviser will manage the portfolio of health impact and forecasting models and promote the use of performance metrics to inform decision-making at country, regional, and global levels.

This position will work with modelers, internal and external, to develop and refine models and improve data integrity. Successful candidates will be experienced developing or adapting health impact and forecasting models, bring expertise in epidemiology and demography, demonstrated ability to manage projects to successful completion; and be able to communicate to non-technical audiences. PSI is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary setting. The position is based in Washington, D.C., will require some travel, and reports to the Director of Program Analytics.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain health impact models in line with external health impact measurement efforts, report on outputs and impact, and communicate and facilitate understanding of models and applications.
  • Forecast demographic and health impact in key grants.
  • Contribute to development of interactive tools for planning and tracking health impact.
  • Facilitate reporting to central level (internal PSI reporting systems in DHIS2, QBE, Lawson), including support the incorporation and extraction of output data to central data warehouse.
  • Improve PSI’s internal capacity to use and report key performance metrics, including DALYs and CYPs. Capacity building will likely include algorithms to answer the most commonly asked questions, workshops, presentations, tool kits, and concept briefs and concept papers.
  • Expand understanding and tracking of coverage and impact metrics beyond DALYs and CYPs, including people reached, estimated users, cases averted, deaths averted, and epidemic improvements.
  • Deliver trainings on DALYs averted, burden of disease, CYPs, growth in use, and other metrics to PSI staff at headquarters and field offices.
  • Participate external working groups, expert modeling groups and joint modeling efforts to develop metrics tools that are responsive to stakeholder needs.
  • Serve as the department point of contact in Washington for country staff and regional support teams.
  • Provide other technical assistance as needed. What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master’s degree and or PhD in population studies, epidemiology, demography, health policy, biostatistics or a related field;
  • At least 5 to 7 (2 to 3 with PhD) years professional experience in the design, analysis and management of complex data;
  • Demonstrative expertise in global health area such as: FP, HIV, Malaria, WASH, child survival;
  • Experience working in developing country preferred;
  • Familiarity working with donor;
  • Experience in health impact modeling;
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, Stata);
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with technicians and non-technicians along a variety of learning curves and needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion and facilitate team work on complex projects;
  • Highly organized, comfortable working on multiple simultaneous projects; great at meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills;
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position**.**

STATUS

  • Exempt

  • Level 6*PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.*

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain health impact models in line with external health impact measurement efforts, report on outputs and impact, and communicate and facilitate understanding of models and applications.
  • Forecast demographic and health impact in key grants.
  • Contribute to development of interactive tools for planning and tracking health impact.
  • Facilitate reporting to central level (internal PSI reporting systems in DHIS2, QBE, Lawson), including support the incorporation and extraction of output data to central data warehouse.
  • Improve PSI’s internal capacity to use and report key performance metrics, including DALYs and CYPs. Capacity building will likely include algorithms to answer the most commonly asked questions, workshops, presentations, tool kits, and concept briefs and concept papers.
  • Expand understanding and tracking of coverage and impact metrics beyond DALYs and CYPs, including people reached, estimated users, cases averted, deaths averted, and epidemic improvements.
  • Deliver trainings on DALYs averted, burden of disease, CYPs, growth in use, and other metrics to PSI staff at headquarters and field offices.
  • Participate external working groups, expert modeling groups and joint modeling efforts to develop metrics tools that are responsive to stakeholder needs.
  • Serve as the department point of contact in Washington for country staff and regional support teams.
  • Provide other technical assistance as needed.
    What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master’s degree and or PhD in population studies, epidemiology, demography, health policy, biostatistics or a related field;
  • At least 5 to 7 (2 to 3 with PhD) years professional experience in the design, analysis and management of complex data;
  • Demonstrative expertise in global health area such as: FP, HIV, Malaria, WASH, child survival;
  • Experience working in developing country preferred;
  • Familiarity working with donor;
  • Experience in health impact modeling;
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, Stata);
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with technicians and non-technicians along a variety of learning curves and needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion and facilitate team work on complex projects;
  • Highly organized, comfortable working on multiple simultaneous projects; great at meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills;
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position**.**

STATUS

  • Exempt

  • Level 6*PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.*

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