Pathfinder International – Data & Analytics Manager.

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Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Data and Analytics Manager

Location: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Washington DC, or Watertown, MA.


The Data and Analytics Manager will establish an enterprise management information system that meets the needs of Pathfinder and its programs to support key decisions by managers and leaders. They will manage appropriate investments in data systems, applications and tools, central reporting, data quality and audits, and user- friendly reports and tools. They will promote Pathfinder technical assistance to health facility data collection, national HMIS, and data-driven initiatives to encourage evidence- based policy and practice. They will ensure compatibility with donor requirements and government reporting processes, as required.

Key Job Outcomes: 

  • Management Information System: Leads investment and maintains Pathfinder management information system based in Allows for interoperability and integration across applications supporting data collection, reporting, and analysis. Designs and implements DHIS2 system and procedures that ensure reliable information is available at all data use points.
  • Data Standards: Develops standard operating procedures for regular reporting, data quality audits, data integrity, data privacy, calculation of key performance indicators and global metrics, analysis and Oversees compliance across information systems. Supervises system access, managing logins, rights and security; roles and responsibilities for staff supporting and using the system, training staff on use; ensuring integration and interoperability between DHIS2 singular systems; building or updating input and output views, working with outside vendors to update. Ensures compatibility with donor requirements and government reporting processes, as required.
  • Data for Decision-making and Strategic Direction: Provides access to information and promotes use of health delivery and program data at all levels across Pathfinder, ensuring that the organization can track program performance, meets donor reporting requirements, learns from results, demonstrates contributions to coverage, and estimates global impact on strategic Presents findings to program owners and leadership in a way that is useful for decision support, benchmarking, performance tracking, isolating Pathfinder contribution to health coverage and impact, and donor cultivation.
  • Data Views and Data Capacity: Oversees designing and building objects in data collection work with the database and reporting software to develop easy-use dashboards, forms, and the like for staff members to review and analyze data trends, ensuring principles of health science, epidemiology and demography are upheld Builds capacity for production and interpretation of report outputs, tabular and graphic depiction of data, and data visualizations. Creates dashboards and produces regular reports that help managers see opportunities to improve delivery, increase scale, and gain efficiency.
  • Technical Assistance: Fosters best practices tracking health services and outputs of Pathfinder programs at facility and district Supports national HMIS and evidence-based practice and policy as mandated with Pathfinder programs. Contributes to external working groups for the standardization of indicators and best practices for data collection and use.
  • Lessons Learned: Develops the system and guidelines for the enterprise for use of findings gained from information systems and interoperability, shares lessons learned and documents the identification of visibility opportunities for Pathfinder. Designs and conducts evaluations and reviews of information systems.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Data Use: Advanced level facilitation skills of data use by managers and leaders to drive key decisions in the design and improvement of programming and health and development.
  • System Management: Advanced level M&E data systems management and administration (preferably DHIS2) and mobile applications for digital health management.
  • Data Collection Methods: Mastery of knowledge in data integrity and collection methods.
  • Central Data Reporting and Use: Mastery knowledge of principles and practices for timely and routine data reporting to track strategic objectives at the enterprise level.
  • Data Quality Assurance: Mastery of data quality assurance principles and standard operating procedures.
  • Reports and Dashboards: Mastery of knowledge and proven ability to visualize and present data to build reports and dashboards that drive programming and learning.
  • National HMIS: Mastery of health management information systems (HMIS) and how health data is managed and used in places where Pathfinder serves.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Services: Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, including program data needs and standards for indicators, as well as the latest professional developments in SRHR, including special challenges faced in the developing world, and related measurement issues.
  • Leadership and Management: Proven ability to lead, manage, supervise, and develop others within a matrix culture.
  • Change Leadership: Proven ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
  • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating work relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and English language
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to work with people from different cultures, ability thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment. 
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree required in public health, health science, epidemiology, or demography, including data management and analytics, or related
  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in global health analytics, data for decision-making, or health information system
  • Prefer: 5 years’ experience in data system management

Other Information:

  • Travel required (at least 20%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)




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