Position: Data Analyst
Department: PMI Impact Malaria
Based in: Washington, DC
Reports to: Technical Advisor
Travel: Up to 15% travel
Pending approval of funding
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
Impact Malaria Program
The US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project is PMI’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, helping to improve the quality and increase the delivery of malaria diagnosis and treatment services in up to 27 countries around the world. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.
PMI Impact Malaria works with national malaria control programs to help tackle these challenges by:
- Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the right medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to patients in need, in the timeliest manner.
- Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, by helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country’s unique malaria situation.
- Strengthening malaria health systems and the use of data for decision-making to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.
The PMI Impact Malaria (IM) team is a results focused, multi-disciplined and multi-cultured team, based out of Washington DC, working through PSI country offices as well as through our partners Jhpiego, MCDI and UCSF.
The US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project is PMI’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, helping to improve the quality and increase the delivery of malaria diagnosis and treatment services in up to 27 countries around the world. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.
PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Data Analyst to distill complex data sets into a solid evidence base, upon which Impact Malaria can continually target interventions at the global and country levels. The Data Analyst will use their superior knowledge of statistics; data cleaning/management; and geospatial analysis to identify meaningful trends and patterns, facilitate high quality programming and ensure measurable health impact.
The full-time position is based in Washington DC with up to 15% travel and reports to the Technical Advisor.
- Work with IM Technical Team and country M&E staff to identify existing gaps in the evidence base around IM’s key intervention areas (diagnosis, treatment, malaria in pregnancy, seasonal malaria chemoprevention and surveillance)
- Along with headquarters and country colleagues, plan analyses based upon existing evidence gaps
- Execute both discrete and on-going analyses at the global, regional and country level
- Synthesize and communicate findings effectively to internal and external audiences to impact policy and programming
- Analyze project data for inclusion in reports and work plans as well as knowledge management and communication materials
- Support analysis for IM’s Operational Research agenda or any discrete projects as they arise
- Help represent IM in analytics, modeling, data and geospatial analysis in global communities of practice
- Support capacity building related to data analysis for IM country teams
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- Bachelors degree required. Relevant post-graduate degree (MSc, MPH, , etc.) including global/international health course work or equivalent degree in biostatistics or epidemiology strongly preferred.
- Demonstrating Results: You have 3+ years track record demonstrating the generation of tangible evidence and analysis, preferably with field experience in a developing country.
- A data nerd: And we say that with love. You believe the power of data and know how to work with it to help your team make evidenced-based decisions
- A public health specialist: You will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in a public health field or disease area.
- Effective communicator: Understanding how to analyze data is not enough. You can also communicate your findings to a broad range of audiences in an effective way
- Simplify: You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
- Curious: You are an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday may not necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different.
- Forging Partnerships: You can coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position
- References will be required.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
What would get us excited?
- Sound and demonstrable data analysis experience
- Experience working with the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Access etc…)
- Demonstrated experience working with statistical packages (Stata, R, SPSS, SAS, EpiInfo etc…) and geospatial analysis tools (ArcGIS, QGIS, R etc…)
- Field experience working with data in international environments
- Strong writing and presentation skills
- Sound technical knowledge of malaria; in case management and drug-based malaria intervention policy and context as well as an understanding of the global malaria partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community
- Experience working with USAID preferred
- Fluency in written and spoken English; French preferred but not a deal breaker
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.