Position Description

Data Visualization Specialist, COVID-19 Response
Location United States
# of openings 1
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Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 60 countries to address important and challenging health issues. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, academic and other partners in a number of countries to strengthen national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about our Prevent Epidemics initiative, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/ and https://preventepidemics.org/

Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate to work with the Epidemic Intelligence Unit for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response. The Data visualization specialist will support the Situational Awareness team in identify key datasets applicable to analyze on Public Health and Social Measures (PHSMs) and providing data visualization support to the team.

The position will be based remotely, full-time for a period of 3 months, with possibility of extension determined by the length of the response.

Scope of work

  • Work with the team to create, collate and clean large databases, including data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Visualize analysis in dashboards and static information products for policy makers and emergency responders
  • Help interpret the relationship between multiple data streams for analysis and operational recommendations
  • Work as the intermediary between subject matter experts in the NPI unit and the data analytics team within Situational Awareness to ensure data is being updated regularly.
  • Liaise directly with data collection companies to ensure efficient collection and analyses processes

Qualities and Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in data visualization or data science, with a background in infectious diseases and/or public health and/or emergency response
  • Extensive experience in data visualizations, primarily Tableau. Experience in R is also desirable.
  • Humanitarian field experience in essential, ideally in Africa.
  • Ability to be flexible as the response and incident management structure progresses

To Apply: please submit a resume, cover letter including your consulting rate, and some examples of your dashboards and/or infographics. We encourage you to submit your applications as soon as possible. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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