The Data Visualization Specialist will support Jhpiego's Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to prepare and, build others' capacity to prepare, a wide range of data visualizations related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health monitoring and evaluation (M&E) routine and survey data. Candidates must possess creative and adaptive thinking skills, be resourceful, and have a passion for conveying a wide range of information, including complex analytic findings, through polished and engaging reports and visuals. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with Measurement, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MMEL) staff and program staff at headquarters and in country programs to clearly communicate M&E and research findings through dashboards, data visualizations, interactive charts, graphs and other tools to diverse audiences. He/she will identify the best opportunities to use data analysis, graphic design and/or programming expertise to visually depict monitoring and implementation research data accurately and in ways that are accessible, engaging, innovative, and relevant to target audiences. Our goal is to solve problems and inform decision-making through innovation, collaboration, and technical expertise. MCSP is the USAID Bureau for Global Health's flagship reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health program, which focuses on ending preventable child and maternal deaths and accelerating progress toward global development goals for 2035. Awarded to Jhpiego and partners in March 2014, MCSP brings together a partnership of organizations with demonstrated success in reducing maternal,newborn and child mortality rates and malnutrition. This position will report to MCSP's Monitoring and Evaluation Team Leader.
Collaborate with a team of monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge management staff, program staff, web developers, and technical subject matter experts to solve problems and convey key messages using data visualization approaches, techniques, and methods
Develop intuitive and attractive static and interactive data visualizations using routine program monitoring data for websites, annual and quarterly reports, presentations to donors and other stakeholders
Interpret and produce unique data visualizations for a variety of implementation research products, including reports, briefs, presentations and peer reviewed journal articles
Distill quantitative and qualitative data to communicate compelling stories to diverse audiences
Establish data visualization standards and explore new, cutting-edge tools to periodically raise those standards
Communicate results through presentations, reports, tools, and data visualizations for clients, internal staff, scientific journals, and other publications
Build capacity of MCSP staff in data visualization
Collaborate with teams in proposal writing and new program development
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in public health preferred, with specialized skills in monitoring and evaluation, basic statistics, information computation design, computer and information sciences, graphic design, data visualization, media arts and sciences, or equivalent. 5+ years of relevant experience required.
Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Knowledge of graphics and visualization tools such as Adobe CS 5 Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash, Tableau, PowerBI, etc
Experience with data analysis and data visualization using tools such as SAS, Excel, SPSS,MatLab/R
Demonstrated ability to take complex information and/or large health data sets and translate them for use in graphic or interactive visualizations for the web and/or other media
Experience in M&E of international maternal and child health, immunization, or family planning, programs; knowledge of RMNCH related indicators
Experience in developing different types of visualization products
Ability to collaborate with multiple diverse groups across teams
Ability to work on multiple projects at one time
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills - strong oral, written communication, and presentations skills as evidenced by publications or cover letter
Experience working with international and U.S. donor agencies and private sector foundation
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