USAID has selected Palladium to implement the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.fi) award. DFI is a $180 million, 5-year project which will serve as USAID’s primary mechanism for data, technology, and health information systems to support HIV activities across strategic PEPFAR countries. Data.fi is part of a suite of large scale global HIV programs that USAID has recently awarded and represents the next generation of HIV/AIDS programs. Data.fi will play a key role in USAID’s goals of helping partner countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance and transitioning local organizations to prime recipients of USG funding.
The overall goal of the Data.fi project is to improve global, regional and national in-depth analyses of HIV epidemiologic and program data that can be directly applied to expedite the achievement of PEPFAR targets to attain and sustain control of the HIV epidemic. The focus also includes directly supporting host country governments and implementing partners to further enhance existing health information system platforms to inform management responses to well-defined gaps in HIV/AIDS programming. In order to ensure rapid access to high quality data, Data.fi will work towards: accelerating data utilization to rapidly course correct and take to scale cost-effective and impactful activities, models and approaches required to attain and maintain HIV epidemic control; scaling and optimizing in-country health information system capabilities to collect, exchange, adapt, govern, and visualize information in order to track the attainment and maintenance of HIV epidemic control; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners by 2020.
Purpose of Position
Palladium is seeking ten Data Assistants to support the PEPFAR service delivery implementing partners (IPs) to leverage of weekly data to support control of HIV epidemic specifically in surge states Lagos, Cross River, Niger, Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi, with particular emphasis on Akwa Ibom. The Data Assistants will support a field-based strategy to create regular forums for sharing achievements and challenges with stakeholders, by promoting peer-exchange and problem solving. The overall aim of the Data.fi data use strategy is to both generate further demand for data and improve clinical outcomes around testing, linkage, retention, and viral suppression by engaging health providers, LGA stakeholders and state level decision makers.
Duration: August 5 – September 30, 2019
Location: Lagos, Cross River, Niger, Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi, or Akwa Ibom
Travel: 80% time visiting high volume HIV health facilities
Salary: Maximum $250 per month (according to deliverables)
· A University degree in public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field;
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