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Data Visualization & Analytics Officer, Short-Term at JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

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Employer: JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

Expires: 08/06/2020

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a public health care and health systems consulting and research organization that provides high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs around the world. The JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME) is a technical assistance, research, and knowledge group within JSI dedicated to improving the quality of health information and increasing evidence-based decision making in the health sector. We respond to the growing demand for information-driven health services planning and management and the use of data for program improvement, adaptation and innovation. The Center provides assistance and resources within JSI and to governments and other health-focused organizations to strengthen collection and use of high-quality data to improve health program and system performance. We also coordinate JSI resources and experience in health information systems (HIS) as well as research, monitoring, evaluation (RME), plus learning to ensure access to essential tools and techniques, and support peer networks.The CHIME Program Officer – Data Visualization & Analytics, based in JSI’s Arlington, VA office will provide technical assistance to various projects related to RME, and data visualization use through the development of infographics, data dashboards, and other information design and visual content needed to translate various project data sources. The ideal candidate will be able to easily work with program and research teams to distill concepts, research and data, and effectively communicate them through visual design to make a meaningful impact.This is a 3-month assignment, with a possibility for extension.RESPONSIBILITIESSupporting data visualization and analytics activities, such as:Assist in the coordination of data visualizations efforts within JSI, including providing direct data viz assistance to projects and teams, creating and coordinating internal capacity building activities, supporting implementation of the data viz work plan and strategy in close collaboration with the Data viz leadDevelop clear, accurate, and engaging data visualization products and tools in a variety of formats that organize data, research, concepts, processes and other information into a cohesive visual and data-driven story.Leverage knowledge of design to translate ambiguous concepts, complicated problems, and/or complex data, into clear and compelling visualizations to reveal insights and facilitate decision-making.Participate in project strategy and discussions, and lead facilitation sessions with teams to translate data into stories and visualizations to meet project requirements.Facilitate informal trainings on data visualization (and use) and related topics; support remote coaching with field based staff, including taking creative approaches to providing training support in low-bandwidth environments, and advocate within JSI for data visualization.Provide routine capacity building support across JSI promoting the uptake and use of data for decision making through visualization, developing training materials and facilitating hands on workshops.Support Research, Monitoring and Evaluation activities, such as:Provide technical assistance to JSI clients and projects to design and implement research, monitoring, and evaluation strategies; liaise across stakeholders to understand data needs and design user-centered information system products; and contribute to strategies around promoting the use of information for decision makingWork with technical advisors to establish data collection and management systems with local partners by supporting RME plans, analysis strategies, and dashboards, and facilitating systematic data cleaning, data sharing and results reporting;Assist in writing and drafting technical documents;Assist in other RME tasks that CHIME performs as defined by the RME technical advisors and CHIME Director.QUALIFICATIONSBachelors and/ or Masters degree in public health, international development, statistics, or related with a concentration in RME, data analytics or a related field.3+ years of experience working in the field of RME and/or data visualization, analytics and useStrong design eye and demonstrated experience in understanding and interpreting complex ideas and/ or data into visual information.Proficiency (with preference for advanced experience) using Microsoft Excel. Experience creating dynamic decision-making tools including dashboards using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).A strong design portfolio with samples of information design work, highlighting strengths as a visual communicator.Experience using statistical software packages (SPSS, STATA, R).Experience using Tableau, Power BI and other visualization platforms preferred.Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently and manage a wide range of activities on a daily basis with limited supervision.Ability to solve problems creatively and work under tight deadlines.English fluency. Fluency in foreign language is a plus.Experience working in international development, global health strongly preferred.Salary commensurate with experience.Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.