Social Solutions

Global Health Security Data Analyst

Job Locations US-DC-GHSI
# of Openings
GHSI - Public Health


Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing 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.

Overview of the Position

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


Title: Global Health Security Data Analyst 

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Salary Range: GS-13 equivalent


The Emerging Threats Division (ETD) implements the USAID’s Global Health Security program to prevent avoidable epidemics, detect threats early, and respond rapidly and effectively to outbreaks. ETD seeks to hire a Data Analyst to manage, analyze and visualize programmatic and publicly available data related to emerging, zoonotic and antimicrobial resistant threats. The Global Health Security Data Analyst is expected to use appropriate statistical approaches and software programs to conduct advanced analyses and to visualize data to inform ETD’s global health security programming and contribute to the global evidence-base on emerging, zoonotic and antimicrobial threats.


  • Aggregate, analyze, summarize and visualize disparate ETD programmatic data streams (including but not limited to financial, monitoring and evaluation, disease trend and virological data) and publicly available global health security data to conduct country-specific, regional and global analyses;
  • Manage and align multiple data sets for triangulated analytics;
  • Identify and integrate relevant and innovative publicly available data into analyses to help inform ETD strategy and programming;
  • Contribute to the design, development and implementation of the ETD’s data management system;
  • Translate complex data analysis concepts and requirements into clear, digestible, and useable information;
  • Facilitate interpretation and dissemination of emerging, zoonotic and/or antimicrobial-related data for decision making for the purpose of identifying key issues impacting global health security and to improve USAID programming;
  • Work closely with and provide technical assistance to leadership, monitoring and evaluation, communications and technical leads to conduct analyses, develop reports, and create visualizations to simply and clearly articulate data trends, including programmatic impacts; and
  • Engage with other USAID programs, U.S. interagency, UN agencies and other development partners to understand and leverage ongoing work on global health security data analysis and management

Other duties as needed


Qualification at the GS-13 equivalent Global Health Security Data Analyst level requires a Master's degree in a related field and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alternately, an individual may qualify at the  GS-13 equivalent Global Health Security Data Analyst level with a with a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience.


Other qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of public health, financial, and virological data, preferably related to emerging infectious diseases or other public health programs;
  • Demonstrated experience with database management, data manipulation, statistical analysis, and data visualization;
  • Experience working with large data sets;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Excel, Access), statistical software (R, Python, SAS, SPSS, Stata) and visualization software (e.g., Tableau, ArcGIS);
  • Familiarity with zoonotic diseases and international development;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, including communicating technical information to non-technical audiences;
  • Comfortable working independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to travel internationally <15%;
  • Familiarity with USAID, US Global Health Security Strategy (GHSS), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA); preferred
  • Experience analyzing and understanding of host and viral genetic sequence data; preferred and
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.

In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.

Equal Employer

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

Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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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