Regional Technical Advisor, Data Use and Quality Improvement, Data.FI
Abuja, NG
3d ago

Regional Technical Advisor, Data Use and Quality Improvement,

About Palladium :

  • Palladium is a global company working to design, develop anddeliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around theglobe;
  • broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; buildenduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems toaddress global challenges;
  • and conserve the natural world. We operate in over90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diversestaff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

    This Opportunity :

    Our Data, Informatics, and AnalyticalSolutions (DIAS) group is made of three portfolios that strengthen and harnessdigital and data ecosystems to accelerate development investments and outcomes : 1- Information Systems, 2- Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Analytics and3- Digital Solutions and Transformation.

    Palladium is seeking a Regional Technical Advisor to support theTranslating Data for Implementation () Project. is a five-yearglobal project funded by the U.

    S. Agency for International Development (USAID)to support the HIV and COVID-19 response. partners with programs toaccelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19epidemic control and maintenance.

    By improving global, regional, national, andcommunity / local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic andprogrammatic data, expedites program achievements to improve clientservices and attain and sustain control of the epidemics.

    supports hostcountry governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS),informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact bysupporting local partner transition.

    The Regional Technical Advisor, Data Use andQuality Improvement will provide technical backstopping to country programs inthe area of data use and quality improvement to strengthen governmentinitiatives to prevent and control HIV and respond to the COVID-19pandemic.

    This position is supervised bythe Senior Technical Advisor, Data Use.

    Location :

    We are hiring to fill two positions- one based in in Palladium’s Washington,DC office and one located in one of Palladium’s offices in Africa including South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Kenya,

    You and Your Career :

    Ifyou have exceptional facilitation skills, proven expertise in qualityimprovement, deep familiarity with PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting(MER) indicators, demonstrated capacity building and mentoring expertise, akeen understanding of health systems in Africa, and an interest in using datato improve health outcomes, we are interested in hearing from you.

    We are alearning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. Wepride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart afulfilling career!

    Reporting and Supervision :

  • This position will report to the Senior Technical Advisor, Data Use
  • The position will entail up to 25% regional travel within Africa dependent on funding and COVID-19 restrictions
  • PrimaryDuties and Responsibilities :

    TheRegional Technical Advisor, Data Use and Quality Improvement will providetechnical assistance to teams implementing data use and quality improvementinitiatives at central, regional and district levels in the AfricanRegion.

    Specific responsibilities are :

  • Lead and facilitate regular data review with counterparts in government, partner organizations and project teams designed to solicit feedback on bottlenecks and identify barriers to performance, implementing or strengthening QI and data use initiatives in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment, COVID-19 response, and vaccine deployment
  • Design, plan and deliver on activities, particularly those related to improving health outcomes by supporting program improvement actions and data-informed strategic planning
  • Use QI tools to develop and institutionalize processes for data review and analysis within Ministries of Health designed to articulate priority questions of interest and identify public health challenges, gain new insights, and make recommendations for improvement accordingly
  • In collaboration with data engineers and visualization specialists, support the development of compelling data visualization products (dashboards and standard analyses) for use by government and other stakeholders to monitor performance against established targets for improved resource allocation and corrective action
  • Support capacity building in data analysis and interpretation with government stakeholders to identify root causes of performance problems and collaboratively engage in corrective action planning with stakeholders
  • Liaise with project stakeholders to plan, implement and review activities across the region for work planning and reporting purposes.
  • Mentor staff, including the Data Use Advisors in African buy-ins, and supervise consultants as needed

  • Participate in the development and review of training materials and facilitation guides related to data use and quality improvement for utilization at the national and sub-national levels
  • Work with the Communications team to produce regular data use briefs, blogs, and materials for dissemination
  • Contribute to proposal development through contributions to strategy, partnerships and written contributions to the technical approach and capability statements
  • KeyCompetencies Required :

  • Experience in HIV / AIDS programming and PEPFAR MER indicators and / or in COVID-19
  • Working knowledge of and interest in health information systems and data analysis and use
  • Deep experience in quality improvement and / or promoting data demand and use in a global health context
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex activities, meet deadlines, and exercise sound judgment and discipline
  • Willingness to think outside the box, approach challenges with creative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a global team with a high degree of drive, initiative and autonomy
  • Prior experience of working in a fast-paced, solution-focused and dynamic workplace, with expert skills in multi-tasking
  • Ability to work cross-culturally with flexibility across time zones, accommodating meeting times beyond the regular workday when required
  • Ability to travel regionally throughout Africa, up to 25%
  • Professional oral and written communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to consolidate learnings and synthesize findings for impact among diverse audiences
  • ProfessionalExpertise / Competencies Preferred :

  • Advanced technical skills in a strategic area : digital health, data governance, collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) or local partner capacity building and transition
  • Fluency in French
  • Current use of project management software
  • Equity,Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, andinclusion into everything we do.

    We welcome applications from all sections ofsociety and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity,success and good practice.

    We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achievediversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receiveequal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personalcharacteristics.

    These include : (but are not limited to) socio-economicbackground, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity,sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenousstatus.

    Shouldyou require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability oryou are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please emailour team at and we willbe in touch to discuss.

    Safeguarding - We defineSafeguarding as the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect ourpeople, clients and the communities we work with from harm .

    We are committedto ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladiumare treated with respect and are free from abuse.

    All successful candidates will be subject toan enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and arigorous due diligence process.

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