Data Management and Informatics Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Data Management and Informatics Specialist for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. EGPAF provides technical assistance to all national stakeholders (MoH, Implementing Partners, etc.) on Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Pediatric HIV care as the national technical lead partner for such. EGPAF is also implementing comprehensive TB/HIV care for all (including HIV prevention services, HIV testing, provision of care for HIV+ people, retention in care and viral load suppression) in Hhohho and Shiselweni regions mainly providing technical support to Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) and directly to health facilities ensuring accessibility of quality HIV/TB. Currently the Foundation is supporting a total of 63 health facilities (21 in Shiselweni, 42 in Hhohho) providing technical assistance, specifically providing systems mentorship on continuous quality improvement for clinical care for TB/HIV care, drugs and supplies management, laboratory services, documentation, to mention a few. Periodically (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) the Foundation compiles reports to show and share progress on various interventions being implemented. EGPAF has a Strategic Information Department with dedicated staff who implement all monitoring, evaluation, and routine data management activities.

A Data Management and Informatics Specialist, with at least a bachelor’s degree in information technology, data science, or related field and experience in database development and maintenance, is needed to help mentor the staff in using innovative and advanced practices of data management. The PCRV will work with M&E Advisors to perform data analysis and visualizations using Power BI, Excel, and SQL, develop databases in relation to existing or new interventions, and provide technical assistance and training to mentoring team on data analysis and visualization. The Volunteer will also provide ongoing support to health facilities on documentation and data cleaning, verification and use, participate in Data Review Forums all levels including facility MDT, Regional Health Semi-annual report (ReHSAR) and, National Health Semi-annual report (NaHSAR), and provide technical guidance and training to M&E assistants and data clerks on data analysis and presentation. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen EGPAF’s capacity to collect, analyze, and present information related to their interventions.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in IT-Database Administration, Data Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences
• Experience in database development and maintenance (Microsoft SQL preferred)
• At least three years of experience in doing M&E work
• Professional, flexible team player

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations

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