Careers


Avenir Health is dedicated to enhancing social and economic development in the fields of HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, child survival and infectious diseases. We do this by providing tools and technical assistance in policy, planning, modeling, resource allocation and evaluation. Much of our work uses computer modeling to examine the impact of interventions, including new technologies, in averting new infections, deaths or unplanned pregnancies.

Avenir Health offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Track20 Country Analyst


Updated 12/2018

I. Overview

Organizational Summary

Avenir Health is a global health organization that works to enhance social and economic development by providing tools and technical assistance in policy, planning, resource allocation and evaluation. Avenir Health prioritizes creating user-friendly tools that allow direct engagement by governments and partners, supporting a transparent and collaborative approach.

The Track20 Project is implemented by Avenir Health and works with the global FP2020 initiative to monitor progress on the initiative’s goals in family planning in the world’s 69 poorest countries. A core component of the work this work is direct support to countries to transform how they monitor their family planning programs. Track20’s engagement with countries include direct secondment to Ministries of Health, technical assistance at request of governments and donors, supporting country-led data consensus workshops and training to provide real-time transfer of tools and globally developed methods for transforming family planning data.

II. Position Description

The Analyst will work under the Deputy Director, Track20 and will be integrated into the larger Track20 team. The role of this position is to provide administrative support and coordinate Track20’s country level work with seconded and trained M&E officers in countries in Africa and Asia. The primary responsibilities of the Analyst are:

  • Develop and maintain a database on Track20 support to countries including trainings, secondments, contracts, technical assistance, products and deliverables.
  • Produce a quarterly report on Track20 support, to identify progress and delays in achieving progress
  • Support the Deputy Director to organise Annual Training Workshops, including logistics, agenda and training with the Track20 team on Track20 tools
  • Maintain consensus meeting files and ensure close coordination with global team to have accurate data for annual reporting.
  • Collect, communicate, and disseminate the work of the M&E officers to Track20 staff, other M&E officers, and other partners.
  • Identify and support opportunities for south to south exchanges among Track20 M&E Officers.
  • Liaise with Track20’s staff at the FP2020 secretariat to ensure that there is visibility on Track20 country level work.
  • Participate and support consensus meetings on data in country as needed
  • Work independently to support the Director in technical work, contracts and follow up with the Ouagadougou Partnership, and Francophone-African countries where Track20 works with governments and donors.
  • Develop a communication plan with the Deputy Director and organise quarterly meetings with donor.
  • Write/edit briefs, news stories, blog posts regarding country work to be published on Track20 website
  • Maintain Track20 social media presence (linked in and twitter)

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong organizational skills, with experience working with databases and spreadsheets
  • Previous experience in monitoring contracts, budgets and deliverables
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with a team and cooperative working, especially in a fast-paced environment
  • Master’s degree in public health
  • Fluency in French

Desirable

  • Experience organizing training events with developing country participants and governments
  • Previous experience in global family planning and reproductive health.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org Attn: Track20

Data Analyst


Updated 12/2018

Organizational Summary

Avenir Health supports evidence-based decision-making through the creation of analyses, methodologies, and models that leverage data in innovative ways. These tools are used at the global and country levels to inform policy-making, develop strategic plans, set goals and objectives, and monitor progress of programs and interventions. Avenir Health prioritizes creating user-friendly tools that allow direct engagement by governments and partners, supporting a transparent and collaborative approach.

The Track20 Project is supporting countries to transform how they monitor their family planning programs. This includes developing new tools that produce needed indicators on a more frequent basis, modifying the scope of work of M&E Officers, improving HMIS systems to support expanded use of available data, and rationalizing links between priorities, expected progress, and indicators. Developing these best practices is key to moving countries forward as well as pushing the global agenda around family planning programming. A core component to this work being effective is the importance placed on using evidence to inform all aspects of the project.

Job Description

Avenir Health is looking for a data analyst to work on the Track20 Project. They will perform analysis that supports all aspects of the project including country specific and global analysis. A core component will be participating in the development and implementation of the project’s annual research agenda which aims to advance the family planning monitoring field by taking on current issues and questions.

This position is located in Glastonbury, CT.

Responsibilities

  • Perform various types of quantitative analysis using different data sources, including DHS, MICS, PMA2020, facility surveys, and others.
  • Provide technical support to country monitoring systems, including the evaluation of data that is produced through HMIS systems.
  • Lead the project’s collaboration with UNFPA that aims to reposition and expand the use of facility- based data.
  • Partner with other Track20 staff to produce analyses for publication and production of other products.
  • Collaborate in creating the annual research agenda.
  • Provide direct capacity building to in-country staff on analysis methods and results interpretation, one-on-one and through group sessions.
  • Participate in data analysis and technical discussions around data quality and use.
  • Collaborate with in-country and international partners.
  • Prepare articles, reports, briefs, presentations and other documentation for internal and external circulation.
  • Position involves international travel.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills. Specific ability in STATA and/or R preferred.
  • Previous experience in global family planning and reproductive health.
  • Strong data visualization skills.
  • Masters Degree with at least 5 years of experience or a PhD with at least 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Fluency in French is preferred, but not required.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org Attn: Track20

Project SOAR, Request for Applications, technical assistance to the eSwatini MoH and HISg


Updated 5/2018

PEPFAR, through USAID, has supported Project SOAR (Supporting Operational AIDS Research) to develop through Avenir Health the VMMC Site Capacity and Productivity assessment Tool (SCPT). As part of the suite of VMMC Data for Decision Making Tools, the SCPT focuses on the site level to bring important data to manage site performance, capacity, and quality service delivery. Avenir Health is seeking to contract for a short term (June - September 2018) an organization or a firm to support the implementation of these suite of tools in eSwatini. The eligibility criteria and application procedure are available on the following link:

Link to application

Programmer/Developer


Updated 5/2018

Avenir Health has an immediate opportunity for a full time entry level programmer. Programmer will be required to develop, maintain and support computer modeling applications for use in the international public health field. Programmer will work closely with senior research and programming staff to translate analytical health models into user friendly application tools. Target environments include desktop, web and mobile using Embarcadero Delphi, JavaScript and supporting libraries. Individual should possess BA/BS Computer Science/Math or related degree, team-player attitude, and strong incentive to learn in a small company environment.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org Attn: Bob McKinnon

Health Analysis and Modeling


Updated 1/2018

We are seeking a health specialist with strong quantitative skills to contribute to policy analysis and planning activities that support international donors and national programs in HIV, reproductive health and child survival. The ideal candidate will have experience in analysis of DHS data sets, simulation modeling and statistics. Responsibilities include contributing to project teams on activities including developing and applying simulation models, analyzing survey data, projections of future consequences, analysis of impact, cost and cost-effectiveness of programs. We are particularly interested in candidates who can conduct a variety of quantitative tasks, including computer modeling, simulation, and complex analyses. The position will require international travel and the ability to work well with developing country counterparts and support capacity building. Candidates should have a relevant post-graduate degree (PhD, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience in international public health. Proficiency in a second language is a plus. The position is located in Glastonbury, CT, USA.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: resumes@avenirhealth.org