Position located in Washington, DC
CAMRIS International, Inc. is an international development and research firm that provides innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, economical program and research management services.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Advisor USAID/GDL
When development actors effectively collect and use timely, accurate, and relevant data, it can transform the way they work. Instead of reporting on “what happened?” they can ask “what is happening and how should we adapt?” This shift can mean the difference between health and sickness, economic vulnerability and resilience, and life and death.
Digital technology offers an unprecedented opportunity to develop information systems that enable a more effective and responsive approach to service delivery. But too often, individual programs create systems that do not integrate with other technologies. This can result in duplicative work that wastes money by not investing in shared platforms, as well as lost opportunities to gain new insights by not sharing data across initiatives and sectors.
The Development Informatics team, part of the Center for Digital Development in USAID’s Global Development Lab, seeks to break down these silos to create a coordinated, platforms approach to data use that enables more effective, inclusive, and responsive development. Grounded in the Principles for Digital Development, the team takes an approach that supports data use to improve development program decisions, guides investment in digital information systems, and recommends interventions and collaborations that create pathways to sustainable, locally owned, and valued data systems. The team has adopted a strategy focused on:
The Senior ICT4D Advisor will apply his/ her extensive technical expertise in helping the Development Informatics team to refine its model and drive adoption within USAID and externally. The position will be responsible for leading a portfolio of activities around improving the Agency’s use of data and digital technologies, as well as providing guidance for the team’s strategy and support of other activities. The Development Informatics team is looking for dynamic individuals who can work and learn in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder, and complex environment to help make data-driven approaches the standard way USAID does business.