PSI Research & Metrics (R&M) seeks a Technical Advisor for its Metrics program. PSI relies on the disability adjusted life years (DALYs) averted as its core performance metric to incentivize, for accountability, and to inform programmatic decisions. The Technical Advisor will manage the portfolio of DALYs averted models and promote the use of DALYs averted linked to disease burden to inform decision-making at country, regional, and global levels. The Researcher will work with modelers, internal and external, to develop and refine models, improve data integrity. Successful candidates will be experienced developing or adapting health impact models, bring expertise in epidemiology and demography, demonstrated ability to manage projects to successful completion; and be able to communicate to non-technical audiences. PSI is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary setting. The position is based in Washington, D.C., will require some travel, and reports to the Senior Technical Adviser, Metrics. PSI Research & Metrics increases the ability of the organization to generate and use research that is relevant for programs and strategic for social marketing. For more information, please visit: psi.org/resources/research.
• Develop new DALY models, refine existing models, and scale up PSI's use of models in HIV, Reproductive Health, Malaria, and Child Survival
• Contribute to the development of a modeling portfolio for non-communicable diseases
• Calculate PSI's health impact in relation to the burden of disease in each country, integrate country and intra-country variance into models, improve health impact estimation for behavior change communication
• Identify and implement ways to increase efficiency and technical quality of the modeling portfolio, including building on or adapting existing models and collaborations
• Improve PSI's internal capacity to use and report DALYs. Capacity building will likely include algorithms to answer the most commonly asked questions, workshops, presentations, tool kits, and concept briefs and concept papers;
• Deliver trainings on DALYs averted, burden of disease, and other metrics at headquarters and field offices;
• Participate in interdisciplinary working groups to develop metrics tools that are responsive to stakeholder needs;
• Contribute to the fields of public health, social marketing, and metrics by authoring articles and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; presenting at conferences and meetings; and documenting lessons learned for internal and external stakeholders
• Provide other technical assistance as needed
Job Description - Requirements
• PhD or Master's degree in population studies, epidemiology, health policy, biostatistics or a related field;
• At least 5 years professional experience in the design, analysis and management of complex data;
• Experience in health impact modeling;
• Extensive knowledge of quantitative analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, Stata);
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with technicians and non-technicians along a variety of learning curves and needs;
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion and facilitate team work on complex projects;
• Highly organized, comfortable working on multiple simultaneous projects; great at meeting deadlines;
• An interest in managing other members of the R&M team;
• Ability to travel 15-20% of the time internationally;
• Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills;
Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in low- and middle-income countries, knowledge of public health issues and social marketing product, ability to speak French, Spanish, or Portuguese, and/or familiarity with the international donor development community.
Please apply online at www.psi.org. No calls or emails please.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
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