Data Scientist – Harare

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Job Description:

Data Scientist – Harare

EGPAF Global TA Project Background

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), a recognized leader in the global effort to eliminate pediatric AIDS, is also one of the most successful international implementation organizations for pediatric, adolescent, youth, and adult HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs. EGPAF currently provides technical assistance (TA) at the health facility, community, district, and national levels in 20 countries to effectively support implementation, scale-up and evaluation of HIV, TB and epidemic preparedness and response programs. EGPAF can provide high-impact, high-quality, innovative, contextually responsive TA across a wide range of areas including health system strengthening, strategic information and evaluation, operational research, community engagement, organizational development, innovation/emerging technical priorities, project management, and HIV/TB/COVID-19 service delivery. EGPAF’s decades of experience in epidemic prevention and control as a technical leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS has made the organization uniquely prepared to respond to pandemics. For more information, please visit the EGPAF website:

Assignment Overview

The purpose is to provide comprehensive, effective and efficient TA, capacity building, and program implementation expertise for PEPFAR and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM)-supported global health activities.



  • Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
  • Undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data
  • Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms
  • Combine models through ensemble modeling
  • Design informative dashboards for stakeholders
  •  Present information using data visualization techniques
  •  Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges
  • Collaborate with engineering and product development teams

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field; graduate degree in Data Science or other quantitative field
  • Proven experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst in the public health sector
  •  Experience in data mining
  • Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
  • Knowledge of SQL, JavaScript, and Python; familiarity with Java is an asset
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. PowerBI) and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Experience using DHIS2
  • Experience using collaborative project management tools (e.g. GIT, JIRA)
  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Strong math skills (e.g. statistics, algebra)
  •  Understanding of public health reporting indicators
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • The Foundation expects all employees to possess the fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and driving results.
  • The ideal candidate will either be proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies, specific to this position’s level of Manager:
  • Developing Others – Developing others is a person’s ability to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
  • Managing Conflict – Managing conflict is a person’s ability to encourage creative tension and differences of opinions. He/she will anticipate and take steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations while resolving conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
  • Managing People – Managing people is a person’s ability to build and manage workforce based on organization goals, budget, considerations, and staff needs.
  • He/she will ensure that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded.
  • He/she will also manage a multi-cultural workforce and a variety of workforce situations.


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)



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