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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
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  • "What are we aiming at?” That’s the question our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer: "The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where ...
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    Strategic Information Advisor

    Reports To: Strategic Information Director

    Overview

    • The Strategic Information Advisor will support the TMEC RISE project on all SI related implementation and data management.
    • S/he will provide technical assistance and capacity building to the SI team and its stakeholders in the development of and implementation of data analysis, use, and dissemination strategy.
    • S/he will additionally design strategy and activities to improve capacity on triangulating data from multiple data sources to inform policy and decision-making.
    • S/he will contribute to the design of robust, user-friendly, high-quality interfaces for data visualization and data dissemination to enhance district-led and nationally supported evidence-based programming for improved understanding of HIV burden across interventions (95-95-95 cascade).
    • S/he will additionally provide technical assistance to design and implement strategy to build capacity of M&E systems to oversee data quality and data use for decision making (including capacity building of M&E staff).

    Responsibilities

    • Provides technical support for the collection, analysis, triangulation and interpretation of data and the calculation of programmatic, surveillance, demographic and epidemiological indicators;
    • Oversee real-time data use including weekly, monthly and quarterly data review meetings; implement remediation efforts that address identified gaps and challenges for project overall and at state level
    • Oversee the development of data analytics to monitor cascades of care, programmatic pivoting, and key and priority populations. Analyse progress to target continuously to ensure activities are on track
    • Support the process of national data quality assessments, audits and validations.
    • Participates in the organization and facilitation of national performance review meetings;
    • Support the provision of training, supervision and mentorship to strengthen for M&E/SI and data quality improvement
    • Participates in the organization and facilitation of seminars, brainstorming workshops and workshops within their field of competence, whenever this is required;
    • Prepares periodic reports of activities; and
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Epidemiology and other related fields with 7+ years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in international development.
    • Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR HIV/AIDS programs, Nigerian public sector health system and HIV/AIDS response.
    • Core Strategic Information experience, conversant with MER indicators, data collection, analysis and data visualization using DHIS, NDR, LAMIS, PowerBI etc.
    • Demonstrated ability to be the technical specialist and as the lead subject matter expert in monitoring and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info and/or other analytic software and to provide evidence-based recommendations accordingly.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of GIS and other tools to support geo-spatial display of data to target program interventions and resources.

    Required Abilities/Skills:

    • Demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public health sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated ability to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats including visualizations.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of Nigerian health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting and use of data.
    • Previous experience in building capacity for generation and use of SI.
    • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using "the job title" as the subject of the mail.

    Note

    • CV and Cover Letter as one single word document
    • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
    • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
    • Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
    • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
    • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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