Summary

The Program Manager: Data Analytics and Visualization conducts research, collects and manages the data and helps analyze and conceptualize strategies to share insights across AVAC’s programs and with a wide range of AVAC audiences.

Description

About AVAC 

Founded in 1995, AVAC is a non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development of and global access to effective HIV prevention options, as part of a comprehensive and integrated pathway to global health equity. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with the most impacted individuals and groups.

 

AVAC advocates for prevention to end the HIV and related pandemics. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We: 

 

  • Accelerate Product Innovation & Availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for Access to High-Impact Prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve Research Conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote Effective HIV Prevention Policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and Translate the Field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen Global Advocacy Networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

 

AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:

 

  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services, and programs.

 

Job summary

AVAC conducts research and develops analyses and reports on the challenges facing HIV prevention and global health equity. AVAC research and reports are widely distributed and used by policymakers, donors, advocates and others to set global agendas.

 

The Program Manager: Data Analytics and Visualization conducts research, collects and manages the data and helps analyze and conceptualize strategies to share insights across AVAC’s programs and with a wide range of AVAC audiences.

 

Essential job functions:

  • Develop and disseminate AVAC’s annual research funding analysis, www.hivresourcetracking.org:
    • Collect and track data on HIV prevention and cure research and implementation research funding by liaising with HIV research funders and stakeholders
    • Regularly identify new data sources for tracking and quantifying investment in HIV research and development
    • Work closely across AVAC workstreams to collate data in order to support policy and advocacy efforts across AVAC in real-time
    • Coordinate and facilitate periodic meetings of the Resource Tracking for HIV Prevention Research & Development Working Group (RTWG)
    • Support analyses of data and participate in processes, including regular liaison with the communications team, to develop and share insights via various communications outputs (e.g., visuals, graphs, etc.) across AVAC’s channels and with the RTWG
    • Draft the annual resource tracking report, including elevated graphics that are user-friendly and support advocacy goals
    • Collaborate with the RTWG and communications team to develop a robust dissemination and engagement strategy to share annual report and related insights 
  • Maintain and regularly update AVAC’s clinical trial database at https://www.avac.org/pxrd
    • Provide thought leadership in envisioning a new, updated version of the AVAC clinical trial database
    • Conduct desk research and necessary communication with product developers and clinical research sites and networks to collect relevant trial data
    • Maintain online trials database
    • Respond to internal and external data requests in an accurate and timely manner
    • Work with the communications and IT team around migrating the database to a new platform 
  • Maintain data management system for AVAC’s product development and clinical trials materials
    • Regularly review existing data collection systems and processes to identify improvements, and collaborate with Program Coordination team to propose solutions to address them
    • Ensure MEL info is captured, reported, shared, and effectively communicated.    
  • Work with colleagues within AVAC to expand AVAC’s research funding tracking and analysis platforms to include related pandemic areas such as STIs
    • Collect and track data on STI diagnostic and prevention research and funding by liaising with funders and stakeholders
    • Regularly identify new data sources for tracking funding and R&D
    • Work closely across AVAC workstreams to collate data in order to support policy and advocacy efforts across AVAC in real-time
    • Develop reports & graphics that support advocacy and literacy effort
  • Serve as go-to source for data within AVAC and data knowledge ambassador to colleagues, sharing relevant updates on clinical trials, research funding and other data across the organization;
  • Participate in regular meetings with communications team to ensure information and insights integrate into AVAC materials and programs and inform communications strategies and outputs
    • Support program coordinators and the communications team in developing and updating materials, infographics, presentations and other data visualization tools
  • Support AVAC’s Research Literacy programs
    • Support research literacy and translation efforts as part of the Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR) project. This includes, but is not limited to, establishing and maintaining a partner working group within CASPR focused on mapping the pipeline and strengthening literacy on the HIV prevention pipeline, with an emphasis on upstream products. The working group will respond to previously identified partner literacy needs. This also includes other as needed support for information dissemination and literacy platforms, training programs and related initiatives.
    • Contribute to AVAC’s knowledge management efforts generally and vis-à-vis the CASPR program, specifically around coordination of materials and tools for biomedical HIV prevention research literacy
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • Three to five years’ experience in data management and analytics in the field of HIV, STIs, global health and/or global development.
  • Experience developing data visualization and infographics from data sets to convey complex information in clear, concise visual formats.
  • Experience developing informational scientific or health-based materials for general audiences.
  • Proven ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with internal and external partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures to advance team and organizational objectives.
  • Advanced competency in database development and management, design software, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Agility and comfort with quantitative analysis.

 

Salary and benefits

Expected salary for this position is $77,000 – 82,000 and will be dependent on experience. AVAC offers a substantial benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance, including an employer-sponsored HRA, matching contributions to a retirement savings plan and paid new parent leave.

 

How to apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

 

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

 

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.