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Associate, GRID3 Data Utilization, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
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Associate, GRID3 Data Utilization, Sierra Leone

Country
Sierra Leone
City
Freetown
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Sierra Leone
Overview

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems and expanding access to care and treatment in the developing world. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Since its inception, CHAI’s programs have helped more than 11.8 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medicines, saving the global health community billions of dollars. For more information, please visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

 

Program Summary

The GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development) project was initiated to improve use of digital geospatial data. The GRID3 datasets have been applied successfully to campaign-based health delivery, such as vaccines. Over the next two years, CHAI will support national and local governments in multiple countries across Africa to test GRID3 data as a tool to improve primary healthcare outcomes by adopting them into PHC programs and across planning dimensions (e.g., health financing, immunization, emergency response, health workforce, supply chain etc.) to define health catchment areas, identify underserved populations, optimize provision of health services at health facilities and in the communities, provide steady supply of commodities, allocate resources, and improve measurement of denominators and coverage.

 

Under the project, CHAI Sierra Leone intends to engage Ministry of health and Sanitation (MoHS) stakeholders to understand the requirements, coordinate with GRID3 data custodians, define use cases and produce sophisticated visuals using geo-coordinates to help the MoHS in its day-to-day planning and decision making for primary health care services.

 

Project Objectives

  • Raise awareness about the use of geospatial data in routine program planning and service delivery.
  • Identify opportunities to test and use existing GRID3 geospatial data to inform routine programmatic activities.
  • Evaluate the impact of geospatial data use on primary health care outcomes.
  • Document and disseminate results to contribute to an evidence base on the use of geospatial data in primary health care.

The Associate will be based in CHAI office in Sierra Leone, Freetown initially for a duration of one (1) year, starting June 2021, with the possibility of extension contingent on the availability of funding. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The Associate must be able to function independently and flexibly. Additionally, the successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. Candidates should have strong technical and analytical skills matched with an ability and desire to use those skills to develop practical solutions in challenging environments and to focus on the use of analytics to achieve large-scale impact.

Responsibilities
  • Lead a landscaping assessment to identify use cases for geospatial data use in PHC programs.
  • Develop concept notes and work plans for project implementation.
  • Work closely with MoHS programs and partners to assist in operational planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation of the use case.
  • Provide strategic guidance on project implementation, provide regular updates on project progress and document, and disseminate project updates and results.
  • Fulfil routine and ad hoc requests for reporting key performance indicators on geospatial data use, including data collection, aggregation, and analysis.
  • Manage relationships and coordinate with MoHS programs and other stakeholders to improve collaboration and achieve project objectives.
  • Support capacity development and/or mentoring of professional staff on geospatial data applications.
  • Disseminating findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications within CHAI and among government stakeholders
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Master’s in public health or–geography, epidemiology, social sciences, Geo- informatics, public health, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in public health supporting programs. The prior experience in geospatial applications with blend of public health would be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Advantages

  • Proficiency in GIS applications
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for public health projects
  • Fluency in Krio a plus

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