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OPH Strategic Information Specialist (HIV)

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: https://th.usembassy.gov/
 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION
 

1. SOLICITATION NO.:  USAID 72048620R10038
 

2. ISSUANCE DATE: September 11, 2020
 

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS:  October 8, 2020/11:59 PM Bangkok, Thailand local time
 

4. POSITION TITLE: OPH Strategic Information Specialist (HIV)
 

5. MARKET VALUE:  THB 1,340,075 – 2,345,127 per annum equivalent to FSN-11
 

In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/RDMA. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. 
 

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:  Five (5) years initial contract.The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to continued need of the position and availability of funds.
 

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  USAID/RDMA, Bangkok, Thailand 
 

8. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED:  The successful candidate shall be required to obtain a Security Certification for Employment from Regional Security Office. 
 

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES 
 

9.1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The Strategic Information Specialist (HIV) is an essential member of the HIV Team within the Office of Public Health (OPH) at the USAID/RDMA. The incumbent will provide strategic information analytic support to the team and perform a variety of both complex and routine technical duties. S/he will work closely with bilateral missions, civil society organizations, and government counterparts at national and sub-national ministerial levels to increase the culture of data analysis, use, and evaluation. Specifically, s/he will support the planning and reporting on the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) country programs, including development of the Regional Operational Plan (ROP), Site Improvement through Monitoring (SIMS), Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), and PEPFAR Oversight and Accountability Review Team (POART) reviews. S/he will monitor progress toward achieving PEPFAR targets, translate strategic information into improved PEPFAR programming and delivery of services, provide accountability for use of PEPFAR resources, and support both internal and external capacity for using strategic information toward epidemic control in the Asia region.
 

9.2   Statement of Duties to be Performed
The incumbent will be expected to provide strategic planning; programmatic and technical support for HIV/AIDS activities under PEPFAR throughout the region; and strengthen capacity for USAID Client Missions in the region. To this end, the incumbent will maintain current knowledge and information on HIV prevention, care and treatment in Asia, and in the Mekong Region specifically and will be called upon to provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) input on other diseases as needed by the OPH team. The incumbent will work in collaboration with key HIV and AIDS stakeholders, including host country government counterparts, donors, and nonprofit organizations/civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs) to support the national HIV and AIDS programs.
 

A. Technical Support and Analytic Services:      50%

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR reporting requirements, PEPFARrelated data systems, as well as data management and use strategies in order to provide informed program monitoring and partner management technical assistance to USAID Client Missions in Asia.
  • Conducts data analyses and provides technical assistance relevant to Measurement, Evaluation, and Results (MER), program expenditures, and surveys, in collaboration with program/technical stakeholders.
  • Provides technical advice and recommendations to the Ministry of Public Health and cooperating partners on monitoring and evaluation for HIV projects at national, provincial, district and community levels for PEPFAR country programs in Asia.
  • Facilitates interpretation and dissemination of HIV-related data for program decision making.
  • Conducts routine program data review and trend analysis of PEPFAR data, partner performance analysis and provide quarterly data visualization support, including data verification, data completeness checks, analysis of site level data, data pulling and review, and comparative analysis of results and targets from PEPFAR data collection systems and interagency analytic and data management products.
  • Assists with data-focused analytical thinking for improved planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of HIV/PEPFAR programs.
  • Designs, develops and delivers high quality visualization and information products to support USAID operations at all stages of the development programming cycle.
  • Translates complex data analysis concepts and requirements into clear, concise and useable information for both technical and non-technical USAID/PEPFAR team members.
  • Contributes to the HIV knowledge base by preparing reports and publications, including technical updates, peer reviewed manuscripts, and by presenting internally and at international meetings/conferences.
  • Supports USAID Client Missions in monitoring and evaluation to ensure US Government (USG) investments reflect the efficient use of resources.
     

B. Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, and Support:     50%

  • Strengthens capacity of USAID Client Missions to standardize and automate data collection, management, and display of HIV/PEPFAR data to make rapid data analysis more efficient, transparent, reproducible, and effective.
  • Consults with HIV team to understand where data analytics will most effectively support PEPFAR’s overarching goal of epidemic control.
  • Provides training and analytic support to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage and analyze PEPFAR monitoring data for the purposes of program accountability, oversight, and management.
  • Provides technical leadership on monitoring and evaluation, and data visualization including Geographic Information System (GIS) and Tableau. activities across the HIV clinical cascade and other areas of HIV programming, including triangulation of survey, surveillance, and other country data sources as appropriate.
     

The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the "Foreign Service National" Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.
 

9.3. Supervisory Relationship
The position reports to the Asia Regional Strategic Information Advisor or his/her designee.
 

9.4. Supervisory Controls

Full supervision of other USAID staff is not contemplated.
 

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 
This position is open to Cooperating Country National (CCN). Thai citizen or other country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent Thai residence is eligible to apply. Please note that USAID is not able to sponsor candidates for a Thai residency permit.
 

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
 

12. POINT OF CONTACT:  Natthika/RDMA HR Assistant
 

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION 
 

1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Health, Social Science, Medical Science or related field is required.
 

2. Experience: A minimum of 7 experience in HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation or public health is required.
 

3. Language: Level IV – Fluent in speaking/reading/writing in Thai and English with a valid TOEIC score of 855 is required.
 

IIIEVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS 
 

Application Rating System
The application rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their application and/or resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:
 

1.Experience (25 points): Additional points will be given for experience with international development organizations, for experience beyond the minimum seven years, for specialized experience in in HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation or public health.
 

2. Knowledge (25 points)

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of HIV and AIDS and the strategies most effective in HIV prevention, care and support, particularly in the Asia region.
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge and understanding of health systems,especially the public health sector, health sector reform and the response from appropriate government and nongovernment entities.
     

3. Skills and Abilities (50 points)

  • Demonstrate ability and skills relating to HIV and AIDS in data analysis and visualization, program design, strategic planning, monitoring systems, program coordination and implementation, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of using computers and office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Google applications, as well as, statistical software such as STATA, SAS, R and data visualization tools.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain contacts at all levels of the government(s) and with stakeholders in the non-governmental arena in order to explain health specific project/program policies, objectives and procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to transmit and interpret government and non-governmental sector program-related concerns to senior officials and the management.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and ability to collaborate with others effectively as a team and work across agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams on sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrate ability and willing to work additional hours beyond the established 40 hours work week and demonstrate ability and willing to travel extensively throughout the Asia region as necessary.
     

Total Application Rating: 100
Recruitment Test: 100
Interview Performance: 100
Total Possible Points: 300
 

SELECTION PROCESS:
To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications required for the position mentioned in Section II, Item 1-2. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all pertinent information.
 

Applications will be initially screened and scored in accordance evaluation factors and points mentioned in Section III, item 1-3. Shortlisted candidates will be given a recruitment test. Applicants with passing marks from the recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score mentioned in Section II, item 3 will be invited for an interview. Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. The recruitment test and the interview will be structured around the evaluation factors mentioned above. The successful candidate will be selected based on a review of his/her qualifications, work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities; a written test; an interview; and the results of reference checks. References may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant.
 

USAID/RDMA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.
 

IV. TO APPLY
Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: https://th.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/jobs/usaid-job-vacancies/ carefully and submit complete application package before the deadline.
 

  Failure to follow the instructions will invalidate your application.

Contact : RDMArecruitment@usaid.gov


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