ICF’s International Health and Development team seeks a Senior Health Data Scientist to support ICF’s malaria team. The Senior Health Data Scientist will work primarily on the Measure Malaria Project, Agency for International Development’s (USAID) technical assistance project for strengthening malaria endemic country systems to generate quality health information for decision making at local, national, and global levels. The malaria team provides technical support on measurements of malaria control interventions to President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)‑supported countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The position will be based in Rockville, MD, USA.
The Senior Health Data Scientist will provide technical leadership on malaria data issues to the project. He or she will participate in various aspects of analytics capability development and implementation, including developing applications for curating, analyzing, and visualizing large and multiple data sets, and designing and developing analytical approaches, including machine learning and modeling to support malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME). Specific responsibilities include the following:
Design and develop data preparation components and processes that extract and transform data across multiple databases and sources
Conduct data exploration and identify approaches for model development, feature definition, and application of machine learning.
Gather, analyze, and interpret data from various sources
Develop dashboards and reports to assess malaria data quality and program performance, and support decision making
Conduct independent analysis to identify new insights on malaria data
Identify analytics approaches and develop analytical data sets
Contribute to malaria SME capacity-building efforts for national malaria control programs
Contribute to generating evidence to inform malaria SME at the global, regional, national, and subnational levels
Provide technical leadership through participation in global forums, research, and support to countries and implementing partners
Manage project activities, including coordinating activities, developing budgets, and providing technical oversight
Manage client (including USAID) relationships
Mentor and manage junior and mid-level staff members in data science and analytics
Contribute technical expertise to other projects and business development efforts as needed
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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