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Senior Technical Advisor, Data Use and Quality Improvement

Published on 25.11.2022


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Position : Senior Technical Advisor, Data Use and Quality Improvement

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities. 

This Opportunity:

Our Data, Informatics, and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) group is made of three portfolios that strengthen and harness digital and data ecosystems to accelerate development investments and outcomes: 1- Information Systems, 2- Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Analytics and 3- Digital Solutions and Transformation

Palladium’s Information Systems Portfolio is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Quality Improvement and Data Use for the Data for Implementation (Data.FI) project. Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response. Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to and use of high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. By improving global, regional, national, and community/local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition. 

The position is based in either Palladium’s Washington D.C. , Chapel Hill, NC or Nairobi, Kenya office. Work authorization in one of those locations is required to apply.

You and Your Career:

If you have experience in quality improvement and/or promoting data demand and use in a global health context and you have expertise in HIV/AIDS programming and PEPFAR MER indicators, we are interested in hearing from you. 

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start.  We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

This position will report to the Senior Technical Advisor, Measurement and Learning
This position may require up to 25% of travel
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with counterparts in government, partner organizations and project teams in the US and host countries to implement or strengthen quality improvement (QI) and data use initiatives in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment, and COVID-19 surveillance and vaccine deployment
  • Design, plan and deliver projects, particularly those related to improving health outcomes by leveraging QI tools to improve evidence-based decision making for health
  • Develop processes designed to identify priority questions of interest and develop novel analyses to describe public health challenges, gain new insights and make recommendations accordingly
  • Via user centered design and team approach, develop and review compelling data visualization products (dashboards and standard analyses) designed to monitor performance against established targets for improved resource allocation and corrective action
  • Support capacity building in data analysis and interpretation to identify root causes of performance problems and collaboratively engage in action planning with stakeholders
  • Liaise with project stakeholders to plan, implement, review and report on projects as needed
  • Manage project work planning, resource planning, budgeting, progress, and financial reporting
  • Assist with new business development and other tasks as assigned
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Key Competencies Required:

  • Focus on execution – demonstrated curiosity, creativity, and determination to find the best solution for challenges impeding project and activity objectives
  • Expert storyteller, skilled in making highly visual, compelling PowerPoint presentations utilizing qualitative and quantitative data, distilling key points and ideas
  • Ability to create useful frameworks with limited information that will drive the work forward. Be able to recognize patterns easily and elevate details to show the bigger picture
  • Experience using Excel to develop analyses summarizing and visualizing descriptive statistics, ideally with experience using pivot tables
  • Analytical and detail oriented – able to review various types of data, research and analyses and create and distil insights
  • Experience working in low-resource settings with individuals with diversity of experiences and perspectives and comfortable working with many staff and colleagues working remotely
  • Interested in collaborating with others in a team environment and experience and interest training or coaching teammates, USAID, and government stakeholders from diverse technical backgrounds in health information system strengthening and data use
  • Ability to fully use the Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and the Teams collaboration suite
  • Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:
  • Professional language skills in French and/or Spanish
  • Experience developing visuals using analytics software (PowerBI, Metabase, Tableau)
Job criteria for job ad : Senior Technical Advisor, Data Use and Quality Improvement
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Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
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