Global Health Fellows Program II

Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Anticipated timeframe: November 2017 - May 2018: Compensated 6 month internship
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA
INT-P7-002

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:

In cooperation with the US Department of State's Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) may be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids

INTRODUCTION:

The Strategic Information Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Strategic Information (SIT) Team of the Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics (SIEI) Division and will have opportunities to work with teams across the division and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) working groups across the Global Health Bureau. S/he will assist the team in establishing a more robust M&E system for the Office of HIV/AIDS with opportunities to support technical assistance provided to field missions on a variety of M&E activities.

S/he will work closely with the Acting Division Chief of SIEI as his/her onsite manager.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gaining experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of monitoring and evaluation functions and responsibilities of the Office of HIV/AIDS and M&E trends within HIV/AIDS at large.
  • Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.
  • Participating in professional development activities provided through GHFP-II and USAID (e.g. via technical presentations, meetings, etc.) as agreed upon with on site-manager (5%).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting the team with conducting analyses of health data from a variety of sources in order to answer key policy and evaluation questions.
  • Supporting the SI team to define specific needs for analysis and evaluation, conducting analyses, and advising on analytic approaches.
  • Supporting development of communication products and reports that summarize information on HIV trends, evidenced-based/high impact practices, and evaluation results.
  • Providing analytical support for HIV data analyses in the realms of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Care and Treatment, and Prevention.
  • Supporting Field Teams’ data entry, validation and reporting needs as well as conducting data quality assurance measures.
  • Identifying, collecting and managing various data sources for specific analytic needs
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health and/or public policy with a focus on health; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis to include spatial data, geographic information systems (GIS), ArcGIS and/or QGIS, biostatistics, data entry and validation, including meta-data standards and database best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience with evaluation methods, including with statistical software (such as Tableau, ArcGIS, R)
  • Ability to work in effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience living and working in a resource-challenged setting and/or familiarity with global health issues and interventions.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required. 

COMPENSATION:

$1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

TO APPLY:

Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.netAll applications must be submitted by October 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

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