Associate Director, Strategic Information - Military HIV Research Program - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Associate Director, Strategic Information to support the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The AD/SI is responsible for assisting the Director and Deputy Director of Global Health in the Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) in monitoring and evaluating site activities under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) prevention, care and treatment initiatives supported overseas by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP). The incumbent will be responsible for directing management of all aspects of the data continuum from capture to housing and developing measures to ensure the most effective utility for overall program performance and quality. S/he will work in close collaboration within IHPT and SI field-based colleagues.

NOTE: As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Responsibilities:
  1. Directs measures and activities to ensure the most effective monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and treatment programs.
  2. Provides oversight to ensure the systems required to warehouse and analyze overall program's data are functional and user friendly.
  3. Provides oversight to ensure that overall program data for Intensified Performance Management (IPM) processes is accessible and available to staff at all levels.
  4. Directs the process of PEPFAR specific data collection and reporting to include Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Progress Report (S/APR) submissions with Africa-based teams and ensures timely submission from field sites to the home office and to the State Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC).
  5. Develops and directs analysis and visualization of data to align with PEFPAR, USG and internal program needs, standardizing as required for cross-country program performance monitoring.
  6. Directs ongoing requirements in data management to include guiding changes at all levels of the SI process to ensure the program keeps pace with new and emerging software or systems for data housing, analysis and use.
  7. Ensures quarterly, internal MHRP analyses are prepared and available to identify areas of in-country SI strengths and weaknesses with regard to targets and achievements.
  8. Serves as primary advisor and IHPT lead with in-country SI leads in the area of routine data collection, data quality assurance and reporting.
  9. Directs and mentors the SI team in the home office and at site to conduct initial analysis and review of all routinely collected program data received from all sites (including reviewing calculations, analyzing trends in data and progress made against targets, and assessing policy implications), and provide preliminary feedback.
  10. Directs the design, modification, and implementation of relevant SI tools for site-level staff to conduct routine assessments of data management systems.
  11. Serves as MHRP/DoD lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) for SI on internal and external bodies and groups as directed.
  12. Provides guidance and dissemination of DoD and OGAC monitoring and evaluation policy to US-based and in-country MHRP staff and partners for more effective evaluation and implementation of PEPFAR-related activities.
  13. Collaborates with IHPT departments including Medical Affairs, Program Quality and Program Management to leverage the technical capacities to conduct more complex data analysis, generate data capture tools and determine database development requirements.
  14. Direct the development of an integrated SI training plan to address identified gaps at the home office and at site.
  15. Additional duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience working in public health data collection, data quality measures and basic data analysis; supporting use of electronic systems in public health settings. PEPFAR experience required. Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and administrative skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with exceptional attention to details; Excellent editing and proofreading skills; Expertise in use of data analytical software (ex. Stata) and analytical visualization platforms (ex. Tableau). Experience with the management and utilization of DHIS2 and/or other equivalent data housing instances. Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Flexibility and capacity to become familiar with other software and/or hardware as needed. Ability to manage multiple complex, detail-oriented tasks at once with limited supervision; Strong time management skills and the ability to thrive when working under deadlines. Experience in working effectively with multiple international programs across geographic boundaries and differing time zones. Demonstrated excellent cross-cultural skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse team, both as a leader and a participant; Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility in problem solving; Ability to quickly absorb and apply new concepts. Strong supervisory skills required.

Minimum Education: Master's degree in Public Health or related field required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of relevant work experience required.

Work Environment: Set in an office work environment.

Work Arrangement:

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Bethesda, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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