Emory University MDP Data Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



981485:Task Force for Global Health

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: Creates and maintains a data dictionary and meta data. Supports efforts to ensure that data standards are developed and maintained. Ensures that the uses of data through reports and queries are accurate. Supports business and system re-engineering and architecture development to define future data needs.

Serves as an organizational consultant on matters relating to databases by providing expertise to assist users in meeting their needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of experience in processes and standards related to data OR a bachelor's degree.


The Data Analyst is primarily responsible for the development and management of MDP’s database and analysis of the data to ensure the supply of the medicines in a timely manner, inform program implementation strategies, identify patterns and areas where technical or financial assistance is needed, and to communicate achievements and challenges via MDP communication channels. The MDP database is currently under development with programming support by a local database-consulting firm. The Data Analyst will liaise with national programs to verify, clean, document, and analyze data. The Data Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of reports for MDP senior staff, Merck and GSK, the Mectizan Expert Committee, and other stakeholders and partners as requested and appropriate.

Database Development and Data Analysis

• Under the direction of the MDP Director, work with database consultants to design, develop and program the MDP database, which will be used to store application and inventory data for Mectizan since the program’s inception in 1987.

• Upon database completion, monitor and manage database performance to identify improvements and create and validate new requirements working with developers. Testing new functionality.

• Ensure data is captured from the WHO Joint Application and Reporting Package.

• In conjunction with the Director, assist in the development of an inventory and forecasting module.

• Mine data sources for retrospective treatment data for migration into the new database and analysis.

• Capture qualitative data for record keeping where possible.

• Create simple reports/queries that can be accessed by MDP staff from the dashboard.

• Thoroughly review program data for inconsistencies and discrepancies.

• Under the direction of the MDP Director, formulate, improve and prepare program materials involving organization of data, including annual metrics and forecast.

• Identify opportunities for data analysis and visual analytics to increase efficiency and effectiveness of program activities.

TRAVEL: 15-20% domestic and international travel.

Operating Unit/Division:

The Task Force for Global Health

Job Title:

MDP Data Analyst

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Public Health, or equivalent

  • One year of experience working in SQL database environment

  • Two years managing data for a health-related field

  • Three years demonstrated analytical expertise and familiarity with statistical software packages (R preferred)

  • One year demonstrated experience with GIS software

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Intercultural mindfulness and sensitivity

  • Prior experience with electronic data capture systems

  • Prior experience in compiling and communicating results with stakeholders

  • Proficiency in English. French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish a plus

  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a small team

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

BACKGROUND: The Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) was established following the announcement by Merck & Co., Inc. in 1987 to donate Mectizan® (ivermectin-MSD) for as long as needed to control onchocerciasis (river blindness). The MDP oversees the scientific, programmatic and other technical aspects of the donation, reviewing all requests for the donations of Mectizan. In 1998, the donation was expanded to include prevention of lymphatic filariasis, together with albendazole, donated by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where the two diseases are co-endemic. With the goal of eliminating transmission of these two diseases, MDP also provides technical support to some countries to develop and implement their elimination programs, as well as contributing to partners involved in the assessments needed to determine where and when to stop treatment. Most program activities occur in 30+ sub-Saharan countries, with limited additional activity in Latin America and Yemen. Scientific and strategic oversight of MDP is provided by the Mectizan Expert Committee (MEC) an independent group of diverse experts in relevant fields. Currently around 300 million treatments are approved by the MDP and MEC each year.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).