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Technical Data Associate

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

  • Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a USAID-funded project, USAID/Z-CHPP, aimed at reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions.
  • Pact has an immediate need for highly competent country citizens to fill the following position.
  • The Position
  • The Technical Data Associate will be required to support the analyses of project data to strengthen the use of evidence for program development, policy influence as well as resource allocation.
  • S/he will support in building the projects evidence base in its various HIV prevention interventions.
  • S/he will be responsible for developing and conducting assessments, operations and mixed method research.

Responsibilities

  • Collect, compile, validate, interpret, and analyze data and trends using standard practices and techniques
  • Analyze layering of services on monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual basis.
  • Support the Project in all statistical analyses, and technical trouble shooting related to data
  • Develop regular publications for dissemination to internal and external audiences
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques and methods
  • Responsible for maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects
  • Manage small to medium scale research projects
  • Develop and conduct operations, mixed method, and special studies on the projects key health interventions.
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of the project’s findings, best practices, and scaled up efforts stemming from the project.
  • Support the Project in dissemination of results to key audiences.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in research, Data Analysis, public health, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum eight years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies such including impact evaluations and surveys.
  • Minimum of five years of experience conducting research in Zambia or other developing countries.
  • Experience in all phases of evaluation research, including protocol design, sampling, instrument design, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA or NVivo
  • Solid knowledge of and practical experience with the health sector in Zambia.
  • Should have evidence of publications and conference presentations previously done
  • Experience with USAID projects preferable

Skills.

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to handle competing demands compounded by a heavy workload
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • High level of personal integrity

How to Apply

Submit your CV to:

Email applications to
zchpp@pactworld.org
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