Social Solutions

  • Visual Analytics Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2018 7:54 AM)
    # of Openings
    Public Health
  • Overview

    Social Solutions International, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company. Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide. 


    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:



    Visual Analytics Analyst

    United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Data Analytics Hub Division of Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation and Outreach/Office of Policy, Program and Planning (P3/SAEO)   


    Salary Range: $68,036 – $88,450 (GS-11 equivalent)


    Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled



    The Office of Policy, Programs, and Planning (P3) within the Bureau for Global Health (GH) has the primary responsibility for GH’s strategic planning, budgeting, programming and procurement functions. The P3 Office provides leadership, advice, and support for cross-Bureau and cross-sector strategic direction, resource allocation, and procurement planning. It supports efforts to monitor and promote the effectiveness of programs and the achievement of the Bureau for Global Health’s objectives.


    Within P3 is the Global Health Data Analytics Hub (the Hub). The Hub is central unit in the Bureau for Global Health tasked to organize, manage and analyze data on global, country, and regional trends related to health and USAID programmatic impact; produce cutting-edge data visualizations; develop and utilize consistent data reporting practices, and enhance USAID’s demonstration of its technical and scientific expertise. The Hub addresses the strategic questions facing USAID in the global health area, both emerging from GH corporate priorities and those arising from the data and programs in the field missions.



    The Visual Analytics Advisor (Advisor) will serve as a key resource person on data visualization and data analytics for the Global Health Data Analytics Hub. The primary purpose of this position is to design and develop visual analytics solutions that support and facilitate the development of new analytical insights for the Global Health offices and USAID Operating Units. The Advisor will work closely with technical experts, data analysts, and organization management to develop visual analytics and data science solutions to support their analyses, and present newly derived insights to USAID and outside partners. Analyses and visualizations may contribute to reports that are global, by country, or by program area. The Advisor is expected to work with a variety of data sources including annual and quarterly-reported program and quality of service data, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data, budget, expenditure, and global health epidemiologic data. In addition, the Advisor will support efforts to scale up Tableau adaptation and build capacity for data visualizations and data analytics within GH offices and USAID Operating Units. S/he will work closely with the Senior Global Health Data Strategist and receive guidance from the Division Chief, Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation and Outreach (GH/P3/SAEO), who will serve as his/her USAID point of contact.


    The Visual Analytics Analyst will be responsible for:


    • Collaborating with GH Data Analytics Hub staff and other USAID data analysts and subject matter experts to interpret, visually represent and disseminate global health data to facilitate decision making for GH leadership and USAID Operating Units, improve USAID programming and evaluation deliberations and tell the story of GH’s programming impact.
    • Supporting GH’s transparency and openness goals through clear and compelling data visualizations.
    • Working with the GH Communications Team to polish data products and communicate analytical findings to relevant audiences within USAID and other stakeholders through briefings, publications and reports.
    • Organizing and supporting efforts to scale up Tableau adaptation within the Global Health Bureau and USAID Missions, and build in-house capacity of GH offices to improve data analytics and data visualizations with Tableau, R, and STATA.
    • Conducting training on best-practices of visual analytics, data management, and data analyses for USAID staff and partners.
    • Participating in GH and USAID data science working groups and communities of practice, and working collaboratively with subject matter experts at USAID/Washington and USAID Operating Units, engaging stakeholders in the development and prioritization of data analyses.
    • Recommending formats for GH reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards.
    • Participating as a member of the GH Data Analytics Hub in technical meetings with implementing partners and other development organizations on issues of global health data analytics, visualization, and data management.
    • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of data analysis and data visualization.
    • Deepening knowledge of health data visualization and data science tools.
    • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work and prioritized by P3/SAEO.
    • International and domestic travel approximately 25%.


    • Master’s degree or higher in public health, data visualization, statistics, or a related social or computer science field, with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, data visualization, statistics, or a related social or computer science field, with a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience
    • Demonstrated experience producing dynamic visualizations and presentation of data, from simple graphics to complex stories. Experience with health data visualizations is preferred but not required.
    • Demonstrated experience working with Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and skilled in creating Tableau workbooks, dashboards, and stories is required.
    • Experience working with databases for generating Tableau data sources.
    • Experience with statistical software such as R or STATA.
    • Exceptional problem-solving ability, logical reasoning, creative thinking, comfort with numbers, and the ability to untangle complex issues.
    • Familiarity with USAID or global health programs is preferred.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Ability to travel internationally.
    • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

    Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at


    Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


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