Temporal Data Analyst
Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: Closes: June 2, 2021
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a USAID-funded project, USAID/Z-CHPP, aimed at reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions. Pact has an immediate need for highly competent country citizens to fill the following position.
The Data Analyst/Research and Learning Officer will actively participate in the implementation of the learning agenda of the USAID Z-CHPP as well as discharging other MERL functions as necessary. Specifically, She/He will be responsible for developing and conducting assessments, operations and mixed method research and also support the analyses of project data to strengthen the use of evidence for program development, policy influence as well as resource allocation. S/he will support in building the projects evidence base in its various HIV prevention interventions.
Support the Project in all statistical analyses, and technical trouble shooting related to data
Interpret, and analyze data and trends using standard practices and techniques
Participate in implementing the USAID Z-CHPP’s research and learning agenda including enrollment assessments, baseline assessment, project evaluation and other research and learning priorities
Ensure ethical conduct of research activities, including management and implementation of IRB processes, ensuring adherence to country level IRB policies and procedures
Provide support in conducting targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management, analysis, report writing, and dissemination of findings
Participate in developing the implementation of standard operating procedures for learning activities
Actively participate in design and implementation of activities to respond to the USAID Z-CHPP learning agenda with mixed methods, such as assessments, program surveys, case studies, learning reviews, and operations research protocols
Represent USAID Z-CHPP’s research and learning activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
Participate in promoting both formal and informal learning, as well as knowledge exchange, among USAID Z-CHPP and partners
Provide data for input in project publications for dissemination to internal and external audiences
Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques and methods
Support the documentation and dissemination of the project’s findings, best practices, and scaled up efforts stemming from the project to key audiences.
Other tasks as required
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in research, Data Analysis, public health, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
Minimum eight years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies such including impact evaluations and surveys.
Minimum of five years of experience conducting research in Zambia or other developing countries.
Experience in all phases of evaluation research, including protocol design, sampling, instrument design, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.
Knowledge of data analysis and statistical packages such as STATA or NVivo among others
Solid knowledge of and practical experience with the health sector in Zambia.
Should have evidence of publications in peer review journals and conference presentations previously done
Experience with USAID projects preferable
Strong data analysis skills
Excellent report writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
Ability to handle competing demands compounded by a heavy workload
Excellent verbal, writing, and presentation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills
High level of personal integrity
Interested candidates must send their application and CV on or before the due date 2nd June, 2021. All applications must be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org