Global Health Fellows Program
Technical Advisor I/II: Information Systems Advisor
Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation, and Outreach Division, Office of Program, Planning, and Policy, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Arlington VA
Assignment: Two year fellowship
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with providing technical support to improve the health of people in the developing world by expanding health services, including family planning/reproductive health and maternal/child health; strengthening health systems; and addressing HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, avian influenza and other public health threats. GH’s primary role in the health program area is to strengthen field operations, promote research and technical innovation, and provide leadership and training.
Within GH, the Office of Program, Planning and Policy’s Division of Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation, and Outreach (SAEO), leads the Bureau review of strategic plans and coordinates their approval. Additionally, the Division liaises within the Agency and with the Department of State regarding Agency strategy, policy development and implementation. SAEO leads the Bureau in program planning and performance monitoring as well as facilitating cross-cutting issues such as supporting information technology solutions to support our Bureau’s work. The Division facilitates periodic data collection, conducts analyses and provides written inputs for annual reports and other Agency performance reporting requirements. This Division serves as the primary GH resource for USAID monitoring and evaluation policies and practices; oversees implementation of the Bureau monitoring and evaluation plan and analyzes and disseminates evaluation findings, conclusions, recommendations and best practices as appropriate. SAEO provides analyses for country and GH planning and portfolio reviews and supports planning efforts for the GH Bureau and in GH technical offices.
The Business Intelligence Advisor (Advisor) will provide advice on matters related to the use of information technology solutions to improve both Bureau operations and programming. S/he will work closely with the SAEO Team and receive day-to-day guidance from the SAEO Division Chief as his/her onsite manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Business Intelligence Advisor will be responsible for:
• Reviewing and supporting the implementation of Agency policy related to the implementation of business intelligence and IT solutions.
• Serving as the Bureau’s Lead Data Steward in support of the Bureau’s efforts to be compliant with the Agency’s open data policy (ADS 579).
Technical Assistance (30%)
• Reviewing and providing recommendations on the applicability and feasibility of IT solutions to the work of GH.
• Providing guidance on the current trends in the application of Informational and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Global Health industry, US Government, and within the Agency.
Information Systems (38%)
• Supporting the planning and implementation of an IT solution for the Bureau’s portfolio management needs.
• Collaborating with The Office of Chief Information Officer (Management Bureau) to perform business analysis necessary to inform the leadership of the feasible options.
• Providing technical input to the COR of the Knowledge Management Services (KMS) contract in the implementation of IT-related activities.
• Serving as the IT lead in the planning and development of an IT infrastructure that provides data management and advanced analytics capabilities to the new GH DataHub.
Training and professional development (7%)
• Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of IT and Business Intelligence within GH.
• Deepening knowledge of IT and Business Intelligence within GH.
• Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to SOW.
• Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.
The Information Systems Advisor at the Level II will further be responsible for:
• Advising Bureau senior leadership on the possible implication of new policies on GH’s work both at HQ and in the field.
• Providing expert advice on the current trends in the application of Informational and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Global Health industry, US Government, and within the Agency
International and domestic travel approximately 10%.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA, MS) or Public Policy (MPP) with a focus on Management Information Systems, Business Intelligence or related field.
• Well-versed with the IT development life cycle and the associated critical success factors and risks.
• Working knowledge of the business intelligence capabilities, the necessary IT architecture, and the latest technology tools and services (Tableau, Microstrategy, Salesforce, etc.).
• Familiarity with international health programming.
• US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:
Technical Advisor I
• Minimum 0 to 7 years’ experience in Business Intelligence or related field, with or without years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
Technical Advisor II
• Minimum of five (5) years’ professional experience in Business Intelligence or related field with at least 2 years in an international or resource challenged setting.
• Working with the federal government and familiarity with federal rules and regulations related to IT preferred.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by June 24, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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