The Global Fund - Officer, Data and Analytics

To manage for impact, the Grant Management Division must have high quality data available in the right form to those who are making key decisions. The Data and Analytics Solutions Hub (DASH) is responsible for managing and overseeing the definition and usage of grant operational information throughout its lifecycle to enable the strategic use of high quality data for better decision making at all levels, including governance bodies, donors and other external stakeholders.

The Officer, Data and Analytics is responsible for grant management-related:

  • Data preparation;

  • Business Intelligence design, implementation and enhancement;

  • Analytics;

  • Survey management;

  • Data governance and documentation;

  • Data management and integration to IT systems;

In addition, the Officer undertakes analyses and other activities related to corporate initiatives at the request of the DASH manager.

  • S/he works closely with data owners and stewards from other divisions, departments and data users from other departments, such as Strategic Information, Program Finance, External Relations, and the Strategy and Policy Hub. S/he supports the Manager to collaborate with IT in defining the structure of the data architecture and data model related to grant data to ensure they meet the needs of grant business users.

  • S/he will be responsible for undertaking analyses to support decision making for senior management and governance bodies, including the different committees.

  • This position requires attention to detail and structured thinking combined with a mind-set of continuous improvement and results-orientation to ensure that a high level of quality is achieved in both data management and data analysis.

  • S/he will contribute to the functioning of the Grant Portfolio Solutions and Support Department.

Key Responsibilities

The Officer, Data and Analytics is responsible for ensuring effective business intelligence and analytics to inform operational decision making and promote strong data governance and data management over grant-related data. For Grant Management, the Officer is responsible for:

Grant Management Business Intelligence:

  • Provide independently and proactively proposals on what business intelligence is needed to inform timely decision making and real time review of progress towards impact and operational efficiency through close work with Grant Management Country Teams and Leadership;

  • Proactively propose improvements for the maintenance and continuous enhancement of Grant Management business intelligence tools, specifically DnA. Proposals for improvement encompass the entire DnA lifecycle from design, testing, implementation, and support;

  • Utilize diplomacy skills to actively engage with stakeholders across the organization to manage the design and development of dashboards and mechanisms;

  • Design and develop corporate grant management BI reports, for example to monitor progress and report on grant management KPIs as well as change management documentation;

  • Coordinate and engage in User Acceptance Testing (UAT), including integrating feedback and publishing reports and data sets;

  • Review Grant Management-driven data sets before publication in BI tool, making sure they follow the corporate data model and use correct reference data.

Grant Management Analytics:

  • Engage with senior Grant Management leaders to understand the problems they have and propose analyses to answer key business questions;

  • Design and deliver compelling presentations appropriate for senior management using advanced business analytics to provide insight into how Grant Management can improve its process operations and programmatic and performance;

  • Extract and analyze data for key organizational and strategic initiatives and at the request of other business users or partners;

  • Design, implement and analyze surveys and models for grant management.

Data governance and data documentation:

  • Upon request of the Data Governance Council or Manager, Data and Analytics, draft corporate data governance and management regulations, processes, procedures, and standards;

  • Collect information and track grant management compliance with data governance and data management regulations, processes, procedures, and standards;

  • Act as a secondary data focal point for GMD as a backup of the DASH Manager.

Data management and integration to IT systems:

  • Upon request of the DASH Manager, contribute to the design of the corporate data model in coordination with IT, including participating in reviewing the data relationships, mapping and definitions and reviewing the Logical and Conceptual Data Models;

  • Define meaningful metrics for GMD that need to be integrated to IT systems such as corporate data warehouse;

  • Review all GMD-related data releases and changes to ensure compliance with data management regulations, procedures and standards adequate controls over and change impact on any GMD business intelligence such DnA dashboards;

  • Actively participate to the organizational effort to improve Grant management data quality through DnA needs, data quality workshop and data quality policy development. Upon request of the DASH Manager undertake grant data quality monitoring and feedback issues to relevant data owners to drive ongoing improvements.

  • Act as a key partner with the Data and Integration team (in the IT Department)

At the request of the Head, Grant Portfolio Solutions and Support or the Manager, Data and Analytics, undertake additional tasks to allow GPS to flexibly respond to evolving priorities or urgent needs of the Global Fund.

Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at his/her sole discretion.

Qualifications

Essential :

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Information Technology, Public Policy, Public Health, or other relevant field.

Desirable:

  • Certification in Tableau for business intelligence

  • Experience with common statistical programming packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, R)

Experience

Essential :

  • Experience undertaking rigorous business intelligence and analytics and presenting results from the analysis in structured way to inform strategic decisions of senior management;

  • Experience in data preparation from different systems and data governance;

  • Experience with survey design, implementation and analysis;

  • Project management

Desirable :

  • At least 5 years of professional experience, including in data analytics, data management or some related field;

  • Experience undertaking statistical analysis using common statistical programming package;

  • Experience inputting into the data architecture and data model design from a business perspective;

  • Hands-on experience of Global Fund grants and data systems, within the Secretariat, as a Recipient, a Local Fund Agent or a partner organization;

  • Experience in predictive analysis;

  • Supplier management

Competencies

Languages:

An excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written) and a good working knowledge of French or one of the following: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish is an asset.

Technical Competencies:

  • Modeling: ability to develop rigorous, yet user-friendly models for analytics in Excel or other programs;

  • Statistical analysis using common statistical programming package (such as SPSS or R)

  • Excellent PowerPoint competency;

  • Data visualization (especially on Tableau)

  • Survey design, implementation and analysis/interpretation;

  • Business intelligence design and development;

  • Data preparation;

  • Data architecture and data model knowledge

  • Data governance – including data management, data quality, data processes and policies

Personal competencies:

  • Structured and critical thinking to solve problems

  • Sound judgment and timely decision making, based on rigorous analysis

  • Interpersonal diplomacy and influencing skills

  • Results and detail orientation

  • Service delivery mentality

Core Competencies:

  • Service Orientation

  • Drive for results

  • Collaboration

  • Interaction

  • Global Fund Awareness & Mind-set

  • Adaptability

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical

  • Business

  • IT

  • Operational Policy

  • Project management

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