Program Analyst

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Updated: May 11, 2019
Job ID: 214714
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Program Analyst to support the Senior Technical Advisor, Quality Metrics and Reporting in monitoring, evaluating, and overseeing site activities under the prevention, care, and treatment initiatives supported in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This position is located at the MHRP Office in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The Program Analyst uses analytic abilities, project management skills, and content knowledge to ensure high-quality ongoing technical support for country offices, by monitoring work plan implementation and achievement of programmatic targets and activities. The Program Analyst oversees an assigned country program portfolio based on ongoing data analysis and comprehensive knowledge of the overall country and geographic context in addition to the country-specific HIV/AIDS epidemiology.


  1. Program Portfolio Management:
    • Serves as the managerial point of contact to 1-2 country programs. 
    • Keeps abreast of research, policies, and guidance relevant to designated country program portfolio and disseminates information accordingly.
    • Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.
    • Assists in the resolution of program issues through the quarterly review and triangulation of data and program-specific work plans.
    • Assesses program implementation trends, identify gaps inhibiting the ability of the program to effectively achieve key outcomes and milestones.
    • Monitors programmatic strategies and works with HQ Technical Directors to routinely revisit progress towards strategies and make shifts as necessary. 
  2. Data Analysis and Triangulation:
    • Oversees monthly & quarterly quantitative analysis to include; reviewing calculations, analyzing trends in data and progress made against targets and present findings to HQ staff. 
    • Leads the development, coding, manipulation, and continual refinement of data collection, assessment, and analysis tools to improve program implementation, performance, and impact.
    • Oversees monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, including development of appropriate indicators, tracking against targets, assessing performance, conducting surveys and assessments, documenting lessons-learned, and producing timely, accurate, and complete reports.
  3. Reporting:
    • Conducts regular quality checks on data and ensure alignment of program results with United States Government requirements. Identifies an action plan for improving data quality, as necessary. 
  4. Technical Assistance:
    • Liaises on a regular basis with country program staff and provides technical oversight to ensure consistent data collection, management and adherence to guidelines.
    • Builds HQ and country program staff capacity by developing programmatic and data-specific trainings, manuals, user aids, and other technical assistance materials regarding specific topics related to M&E systems, data management, and data for decision-making.
    • Develops and disseminates lessons learned and best practices materials. 
    • Provides on the ground technical and capacity building assistance to country program staff through data analysis, data validation checks, and facility level data recommendations. 
  5. Technical Area Expertise:
    • Serves as an HQ technical area expert in an analytical area of need such as Excel, Geographic Information Systems (GIS),  quality improvement, etc.
  6. Assists the Associate Director, Strategic Information and Senior Technical Advisor, Quality Metrics and Reporting in other matters, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Analytical problem-solving abilities; Demonstrated knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis (e.g., social/behavioral science, clinical, public health); Demonstrated experience with data warehouses/databases; Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Excel and ability to conduct analysis and produce visualizations (e.g., graphs/charts/pivot tables); Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced environment; Ability to effectively prioritize projects, schedules, and deliverables; Flexibility to adapt to changing PEPFAR and MHRP policies and requirements; Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and time-sensitive demands; Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility in problem solving; Ability to quickly absorb and apply new concepts and systems. 

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in public health, economics, social sciences, or a related field required.

Minimum Experience /Training Requirements: Minimum of 2 - 4 years’ experience in public health-related monitoring and evaluation and/or program management. Experience with HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, public health or international development required; Experience using statistical software, such as SPSS, required; Experience working in/with developing countries preferred; Experience with PEPFAR reporting systems such as DATIM, FACTS Info, PEPFAR Panorama preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a computer and/or desk; ability to move within the worksite. Ability to travel to PEPFAR sites in Africa approximately 15-20% of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports to the Senior Technical Advisor, Quality Metrics and Reporting.

Work Environment: Office environment. Incumbent will travel to field locations in Africa on an as-needed basis.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.