General Description: Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning, water and sanitation, and other health areas. The project is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and implemented by local university and research organizations in 10 countries in Africa and Asia, deploying a cadre of local female data collectors trained in mobile-assisted data collection. PMA2020 establishes a sentinel data collection platform that transforms the way health survey data is collected and represents a platform that may be utilized for monitoring a range of health program areas in future modules.
Specific duties and responsibilities include: PMA2020 is seeking a full-time research data manager to support data management and analysis activities across all project countries and in Baltimore, with a particular focus on Francophone countries. The Research Data Manager will work with the existing data management team to assist in the oversight of an international data management team and will provide data management support for new PMA2020 Francophone partners, including conducting international trainings on data management and analysis with project partners and affiliates.
Other responsibilities include: building 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 PMA2020’s Senior Research Data Manager and the Associate Director for Research. The data manager will also assist with any additional data management, analysis, or technical support needs that arise.
This position will include support to Francophone Africa in its portfolio and therefore program experience within the region, as well as strong French language skills is highly desirable.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Three (3) years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Advanced Stata skills, primarily for data management required. Additional statistical software package experience a plus. Fluency or proficiency in French required. Willing to travel internationally up to 30% of time. Proficiency with Arc-GIS or related program desirable. Experience with conducting trainings or teaching experience preferred. 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 with a short turnaround time.
**JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**
Preferred qualifications: Master's in Public Health preferred. Experience in speaking and writing technical/scientific French preferred.