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Deputy Director, Strategic Information

Washington D.C

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Director, Strategic Information


The Deputy Director, Strategic Information is responsible for providing technical leadership and innovation in all forms of strategic Information related to key population groups and program service delivery for the LINKAGES project. Strategic Information is broadly defined and consists of evaluation and monitoring, quality assurance, special quantitative and qualitative studies, implementation science, social network analyses, size estimations, surveillance, and data monitoring and audit systems that serve to inform and optimize evidence-based programming and advocacy for effective responses to critical health issues.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of the Deputy Director Strategic Information for the USAID-funded project, Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Initiative. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. The key elements of the FHI 360-led team’s strategic and technical approach are:

  • Identifying key populations and locales and comprehensively assessing risk,
  • Diagnosing “leaks” and revealing access barriers within the HIV services cascade,
  • Scaling up “what works” while innovating to ensure the most strategic use of resources and access to newly emerging technologies,
  • Pulling down structural barriers and transforming local KP organizations,
  • Ensuring interventions are sustainable over the long term, and
  • Supporting the mainstreaming of human rights, gender and competency and capacity development.


  • Work with the LINKAGES Project Director to ensure that key population service delivery programs are well monitored and evaluated, with appropriate indicators of success, impact measurements, and communication of results to the donor, government, and partners
  • Provide SI/M&E technical leadership on key population groups, lead the SI unit team’s capacity building efforts for field programs and civil society organization partners, and transfer SI/M&E technical capacity to local partners
  • Advise on appropriate monitoring designs and strategies for government systems that improve tracking of results of key population group service delivery across the HIV cascade
  • Develop and/or coordinate performance monitoring plans that reflect work plans and their indicators including M&E system, QA/QI, surveillance, data analysis and data use to as determined by the LINKAGES program
  • Manage M&E activities related to the performance of programs, including M&E design; selection and measurement of appropriate indicators; development of appropriate M&E recording and reporting forms and mechanisms; data quality assurance processes and systems; database maintenance; appropriate data analysis; and appropriate dissemination or results
  • Lead and participate in quality assurance and improvement exercises, including standards settings, regular measurement of performance according to those standards, and collaborative reviews to assess quality
  • Lead and participate in programmatic monitoring for improved key population group service delivery results
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to enhance data use in advocacy and in decision-making related to optimal strategies and interventions
  • Represent LINKAGES at senior level meetings and conferences
  • Develop and monitor budgets involving strategic information activities
  • Report regularly to the LINKAGES Project Director on progress and status of LINKAGES activities at headquarters and in all field offices
  • Stay current and up to date on all aspects of PEPFAR 3.0 programming and reporting
  • Lead and collaborate with partners to present and publish results of evaluations and special studies at relevant conferences and in peer-review journals.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned


  • Post-graduate degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in providing technical assistance in or conducting and/or leading monitoring and evaluation work, quantitative or qualitative research, or implementation science studies in international settings preferred.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated key population group technical expertise, with substantial HIV SI experience with FSW, PWID, MSM and TG essential.
  • Familiarization with USAID and PEPFAR 3.0 data streams and performance monitoring plans essential.
  • Demonstrated capacity building and partnership experience essential.
  • Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment preferred.
  • Previous work in partnership with major donors and stakeholders including USAID, UN agencies, Gates Foundation, World Bank and Global Fund preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance, special quantitative and qualitative studies, implementation science, social network analyses, size estimations, surveillance, and data monitoring and audit systems related to key population groups and program service delivery
  • Understands the HIV-related needs of key population groups, including female sex workers, men who have sex with men, PWID and transgender individuals and has worked to support and implement SI activities that reduce stigma and discrimination
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and capacity building skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations
  • Excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership and advice to team, exchange information and collaborate with colleagues and peers within and outside the organization/project
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality
  • Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Washington D.C
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-31

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