• Data Visualization Specialist

    Location ZA
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/10/2019 1:04 AM)
    Job ID
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Data Visualization Specialist provides support to all Jhpiego SA programs. Under the guidance and technical oversight from the M&E Manager, the incumbent will respond to leadership, technical and M&E team needs to visualize and present results. This will include working with Health Informatics Officer to create appropriate dashboards for databases, creating presentation templates in Powerpoint, creating maps to display program accomplishments. Above all, the person in the position must be responsive to the needs of teams and be adept at transferring numerical data into excellent visual displays, and be excellent at presenting best ways to visualize data.  The position will report directly to the M&E Manager. This position requires excellent teamwork and collaboration as the person will interact with many teams within the Jhpiego SA office. The Specialist will additionally support efforts in the unit related to high quality M&E activities as needed by the team.  This position will be based in Durban.



    • Under the guidance of the M&E Manager, develop data display templates which can be used across programs
    • Provide technical capacity to Jhpiego South Africa in data visualization and data display
    • Create compelling data visualizations and infographics in support of Jhpiego’s program
    • Advise multiple teams (technical, program, clinical, leadership) on possible data display options
    • Collaborate with staff to create infographics and other visualizations to be used strategically in different platforms
    • Supporting large-scale, ongoing knowledge and learning team surveys and the analysis and interpretation of data emanating from the VMMC data analysis’ findings
    • Keep up to date on latest software and technology advances for data viz and mapping and incorporate them into Jhpiego South Africa work
    • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data and written information to identify bottom-line messages to create clear, convincing visuals that make those messages easily understandable
    • Acts as liaison with teams and programs on matters involving graphics and visual illustrations
    • Assist with data analysis, preparation of slides, and report writing as needed
    • Assisting with preparation of a weekly monitoring dashboard
    • Assisting with adhoc data demands from Jhpiego team and external stakeholders
    • Facilitating and assisting ad-hoc research and data requests for different teams (e.g. surveys, focus groups, data templates, scorecards etc.)
    • Perform any other tasks when requested



    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Research, Epidemiology, Statistics or related field
    • Demonstrated ability to produce data visualization outputs
    • 3 years’ professional experience in data and data-driven information systems management
    • Experience in data management and/or data analytics
    • High level of proficiency with Power BI, Visio, and other data viz software packages
    • Proficient in use Excel pivot table creation  
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate results visually, including development of graphs, dashboards, maps and impactful technical reports
    • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to translate technical requirements into simplified language
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with district and health facility level staff, training institutions and trainers
    • Ability to work under pressure and juggle competing demands
    • Fluent spoken and written English
    • Skilled in use of geographic information system (GIS) software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS) would be advantageous
    • Ability and willingness to travel nationally



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