Data Analyst

Pakistan

Job Description

 

Purpose of the Post: This position will be part of the Risk Assessment and Decision Support (RADS) – M&E team for the Polio Eradication programme in Pakistan. Working at the National Emergency Operations Centre, this position will provide analytical support to analyze risk, track progress and outcomes of interventions to guide M&E strategy and programmatic decisions.

Overview of the Programme: The continued transmission of poliovirus in Pakistan is a national emergency. Pakistan is one of two (with Afghanistan) last remaining reservoir of endemic poliovirus transmission in the World. Recently the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) Programme has made tremendous progress by reaching and vaccinating persistently missed children and detecting and responding rapidly to the presence of the poliovirus whenever and wherever it is identified. The programme aims to achieve cessation of transmission of Poliovirus from Pakistan by the end of year 2023 through routine and supplementary immunization and high-quality AFP surveillance system. In addition, to reduce morbidity of other EPI target diseases.

Organizational Context: Under the guidance of the M&E coordinator and support from the RADS Unit lead, the incumbent will provide technical support through comprehensive analysis of programmatic data available including surveillance, supplementary immunization activities, routine immunization, communication and high risk and mobile population data. The incumbent will undertake the following duties:

1. Conduct analysis to inform the programme on quality of SIAs
2. Design assessments and conduct analysis of data to track progress and impact of interventions or interrogate potential risks
3. Design analysis plans and templates for personnel at the National EOC, Provincial EOCs and district EOCs to encourage routine data analysis to assess risk and monitor quality of interventions,
4. Perform analysis to identify trends, monitor/ track progress, provide insight and determine areas for improvement, make recommendations to guide program action. Communicate analysis results through presentations.
5. Develop, analyze, report and interpret data for ongoing activities/interventions while ensuring that all data are accurate and available to meet established deadlines.
6. Provide regular analytical reports for the National EOC and/or Provincial EOCs and conduct in-depth analysis for high level meetings and discussions.
7.Use qualitative and quantitative methods when conducting in-depth analysis, assessments, operational research to guide planning and inform programme strategy
8. Work across the National EOC areas of work to identify where their expertise and experience can benefit or enhance your approach in meeting the programme needs.
9. Work with the information management task teams to support data analysis, visualization, web automation, use of web-based GIS application and extract data via customized data queries for decision-making.
10. Capacity building of technical staff at the national and provincial levels on data analysis and visualization to promote routine use of data for decision making.
11. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor in accordance with the objectives and deliverables of the Risk Assessment and Decision Support Unit

 

Competencies


 

Professional Skills and Experience


 

Educational Requirements


 

  • Accuracy and a methodical approach to work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate ideas and methods clearly and succinctly.
  • The ability to work independently and take responsibility for your own work and time.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to liaise with a range of public health experts’ epidemiologists, social scientists, and communication specialists, among others.
  • Problem-solving skills to identify and find solutions to day-to-day practical problems.
  • Multi-tasking skills when managing a range of varied tasks, while keeping to agreed deadlines.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment. - Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal, and other data from several sources.
  • Demonstrates and shares technical knowledge and expertise
  • At least 2 years’ experience in working on health-related data e.g. in Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Polio Eradication activities, Health Emergencies etc.
  • Experience in conducting comprehensive analysis of programmatic data available - surveillance, HRMP, SIA monitoring data, routine immunization, communication and data on high risk and mobile population in Polio or other communicable diseases such as measles etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Data Science, Biostatistics and Analytics, or an advanced degree in epidemiology
  • Strong analytic skills, including experience using statistical and database software packages.
  • Expert knowledge of SAS, R, STATA, Python or other software to perform data extraction and statistical analysis
  • Strong capacity in using GIS tools e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS
  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of local working language.

 


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