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PMA Agile Research Data Manager

Project Description

PMA Agile is a three-year project to build a monitoring and evaluation platform for large-scale projects that will enable near-continuous tracking of performance and progress toward the projects’ intended results. The project is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and is implemented by local university and research organizations in Africa and Asia. PMA Agile will build the capacity for and promote the use of programmatically-relevant M&E data at national and subnational levels by local governments, research institutions and implementing partners to support evidence-based decision making. The project will do this by creating a flexible, user-friendly dashboard with relevant family planning data from surveys, integrated HMIS data, and linked project records with meaningful and interpretable measurement views at different levels: the reporting health facility, the local government, the in-country implementing partner, the sponsoring donors, and the Gates Institute and PMA Agile team. The PMA Agile approach will, at a minimum, track change at the health system level, through quarterly (moving to monthly) public and private health facility audits (called Agile surveys) and periodically through collection of data from households/females on exposure to project interventions (e.g., brand awareness, participation in special outreach activities, media exposure).
Program countries currently include: Kenya, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote I’voire, and India.

Position Description

PMA is seeking a full-time Research Data Manager to support data management and analysis activities across all project countries, for both PMA and Agile. The Research Data Manager will work with the existing PMA2020 data management team and provide supportive supervision to in-country data managers for Agile, including conducting international trainings on data management and analysis with project partners and affiliates.
Other responsibilities include: building and maintain data monitoring systems for new topic areas, monitoring quality and rapidity of data collection, developing and updating training materials, developing and updating analysis protocols, and working on analyses with project partners and affiliates. The data manager may also assist with the generation of reports and data briefs and assist with analysis of data for auxiliary publications.
The Research Data Manager will report to the Associate Director for Research for PMA with additional oversight from the Agile Project Director. The data manager will also assist with any additional data management, analysis, or technical support needs that arise across the umbrella of PMA projects.


+ Bachelor's degree required.
Advanced Stata skills, primarily for data management required. Additional statistical software package experience a plus.
+ Willing to travel internationally up to 30% of time
+ Ability to self-manage tasks and timelines while working in a team environment.
+ Ability to manage multiple activities, deadlines, and priorities simultaneously.
+ Ability to execute assignments accurately with a short turnaround time.
+ Proficiency in French or other program language a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Masters in Public Health, Biostatistics, Computer Sciences or related degree preferred
+ Experience with conducting trainings or teaching experience preferred
How to ApplySubmit a resume, cover letter and application on the JHU Jobs site for Requisition #315038