Costing and Finance Program Analyst - Mid-Level
Under the direction of the S/GAC Deputy Coordinator for Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control, the incumbent serves as a Costing and Finance Program Analyst in the Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control unit of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC). The Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control unit of S/GAC is responsible for leading, coordinating, and managing the collection and analysis of several data streams for the purpose of monitoring progress on epidemic control. Collectively, the data streams of interest include program monitoring data, epidemiologic data, surveillance data, evaluation findings, quality data, cost data and expenditure data. Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control also leads the advancement of health information systems. The unit serves as a policy and programmatic resource for a variety of issues relevant to the success of country programs to use strategic information to inform and improve programs. This requires successfully liaising across teams and units within S/GAC including the Country Oversight and Accountability and Budget Development and Execution teams, as well as across U.S. government agencies and country and multilateral partners.
The incumbent will work on the Program Efficiency Team and assist in the coordination of data stream collection and analyses related to costing, budgeting, and financing of PEPFAR program implementation. Tasks are targeted on ensuring efficient and sustainable implementation of PEPFAR’s HIV/AIDS interventions in order to deliver an AIDS-free generation in a manner that is transparent, accountable, and impactful. The incumbent serves as a Costing and Finance Program Analyst and a technical resource to the Team Lead and Deputy Coordinator for Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control. Strong coordination and analytic skills are required.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as an analyst supporting the costing, budgeting, and financing of HIV/AIDS interventions associated with the implementation of PEPFAR. These activities occur in support of the development, review, and approval and oversight of the annual interagency strategies and budgets for the PEPFAR country and regional programs.
- Provide accurate and timely data to inform funding decisions, including through reports and analysis for both internal and external stakeholders.
- Assist with the development, approval, implementation and reporting on operational and strategic plans for PEPFAR countries and regional HIV/AIDS programs.
- Provide input into strategic initiatives and decision making related to budget for costing of HIV/AIDS interventions.
- Serve as a Costing and Finance Program Analyst to a portfolio of designated PEPFAR countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America/Caribbean Region (exact number will vary).
- Work effectively with PEPFAR Strategic Information Advisors, Expenditure Analysis Advisors, and Country Leads to assist with analysis of program expenditure data to link with epidemiology and program coverage goals for HIV/AIDS services.
- Assist in the formulation, review and oversight of country budgets for PEPFAR implementation. Work closely with assigned countries to ensure quality and integrity of data used to report on progress toward achieving epidemic control and provide accountability for PEPFAR resources.
- Support processes for quarterly and annual reporting and budgeting from assigned countries; participate in associated review processes of budgeting, financing, and expenditure following submissions.
- Participate in the annual planning for development of the PEPFAR Headquarters Operational Plan.
- Assist in analysis of HIV-related economic and budget data to inform PEPFAR programmatic and policy decisions.
- Provide input on draft guidance and policy statements associated with planning and budgeting, resource tracking, costing, and cost-effectiveness studies.
- Support PEPFAR country teams and technical working groups in the implementation of HIV-related economic evaluations and cost analyses.
- Assist in preparation and administration of tools, including budgeting, forecasting, resource tracking, and analysis
- Aid in assuring the accountability, transparency, and efficiency of PEPFAR programs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The information below provides more details on desired skills and experience and specific application to the position.
Incumbent needs to have the ability to review and analyze the cost, budget, financing, and strategic information associated with PEPFAR programs. Incumbent needs to have knowledge how to apply qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g., expenditure reporting, trend analysis, survey design) in order to provide input or design tools/procedures for data collection and/or analysis. Familiarity with data analytics, costing, and public health indicators.
- Experience in using quantitative data to analyze public health problems and/or interventions
Ability to conduct data analysis and be a proficient user of data systems (e.g., Excel), business intelligence dashboards, and data analysis packages (e.g., STATA, SAS).
Ability to translate data analytics in a way that increases understanding and use of data to inform decision making. Ability to contribute to the analysis and interpretation of the economic impact of proposed health policies, programs, and budgets for PEPFAR.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, to interact collaboratively across S/GAC units, field and program staff. Incumbent will work in concert with the PEPFAR country team(s) and a multidisciplinary and interagency headquarters teams, including Country Leads, Strategic Information Advisors, Budget Advisors. This collaboration will help ensure that program and epidemiologic data are analyzed and used in conjunction with planned budget, expenditures, geopolitical and other contextual country data. Incumbent should have solid coordination and organizational skills, including the ability to manage and respond to multiple requests and priorities in a timely manner. Ability to exercise discretion, professionalism, and sound judgment in liaising with PEPFAR staff, U.S. Embassy staff, and other entities. Ability to accomplish organizational objectives through planning, organizing, setting work priorities, managing and adjusting workflow. Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to work effectively in team environment
The incumbent effectively communicates findings of data analysis using visualizations, presentation tools, etc. Uses clear and concise language in drafting guidance documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and responding to written inquiries. Provides input on draft guidance and policy statements associated with planning and budgeting, resource tracking, costing, and cost-effectiveness studies.
- Strong oral and written communication skills
Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, Economics, Finance, Business, Public Policy, International Development or International Affairs or related fields (no relevant experience required)
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Bachelors in Public Health, Epidemiology, Economics, Finance, Business, Public Policy, International Development or International Affairs or related fields with 5 years of relevant experience