Strategic Information Deputy Branch Chief and Data Manager
RTI International is seeking a full-time Strategic Information Deputy Branch Chief and Data Manager to support the Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) currently located at the Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego, CA. DHAPP is the DoD implementing agency for the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). DHAPP works to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among foreign militaries in select African nations and beyond by providing technical assistance with HIV surveillance, training, prevention programs, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and care and treatment services.
The incumbent will support the DHAPP Strategic Information (SI) Team as Deputy Branch Chief and Data Manager. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise in data management and additional senior leadership to strengthen the collection, management, and use of DHAPP program data.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
As Deputy Branch Chief the incumbent will:
- Provide administrative and technical leadership necessary to accomplish SI team tasks, including prioritizing task implementation, drafting plans, schedules, and assigning work to team members.
- Provide day-to-day management support on large, complex, and/or high visibility projects.
- Monitor all SI projects and help support staff to resolve project implementation or management issues.
- Lead DHAPP SI Advisors in collection, organization, and verification of routinely reported data received from DHAPP field programs and ensure all reporting requirements set by PEPFAR and DoD are met on time and accurately.
- Serve as a technical resource for junior SI staff to analyze, interpret, and communicate epidemiological and programmatic data.
- Participate in PEPFAR working groups such as those related to, monitoring and evaluation, and the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement.
- Provide in-person and virtual technical assistance to DHAPP local and field-staff and partners (implementing partners and partner militaries) in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) including improving the accuracy of reported program data.
- Work under the direction of the SI Director to define processes for data collection, review, reporting, and management.
- Provide technical guidance to implement processes for data collection, review, reporting and management. Support implementation and operational aspects of multiple data systems.
- Manage routinely reported data received from DHAPP field programs and ensure all reporting requirements set by PEPFAR and DoD are met on time and accurately.
- Lead creation of DHAPP MER Target Development Tool using Excel or other appropriate software.
- Respond to routine and ad hoc requests for information and other data reporting.
The incumbent will work under the direction of the SI Branch Chief, the DHAPP management team, and RTI management. S/he will establish priorities, adhere to and meet established deadlines, and perform responsibilities independently.
- Master’s degree in a relevant technical field (e.g. public health, bio-informatics, epidemiology, or related field) from an accredited college or university.
- 6 years of experience in public health M&E, international health, health science, or in HIV/STI programs.
- 2 years of management experience.
- Experience with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
- Advanced skills in data management and analysis using MS Excel, SAS or SPSS or R, and Tableau or Microstrategy.
- Strong supervisory and communication skills.
- Ability to communicate information effectively with public health scientists and program staff.
- Ability to prepare professional technical reports, correspondences, and documents.
- Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and practices of monitoring and evaluation, and data management.
- Ability to interact positively and professionally within an academic/evidence based environment and have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Interest in working with and on behalf of domestic and foreign militaries.
- Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an established culturally diverse team setting.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be flexible in responding to changing demands, timelines, and priorities.
- Flexible work schedules during the PEPFAR planning and quarterly reporting seasons.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%.
- Due to federal contract regulations, US citizenship (no dual US citizenship) is required.
- Experience in the global health strategic information (SI) field, PEPFAR, and/or health information systems.
- Experience with a USG Agency.
- Experience with foreign or domestic military.
- Experience with managing large and complex projects/programs.
- Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and practices of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support programs.
- Knowledge of USG regulations and procedures.