VillageReach is hiring an

Immunization Data Use Best Practices Consultant

Seattle, United States


VillageReach works with governments to solve health care delivery challenges in low-resource communities. Our programs focus on increasing access to quality health care at the last mile, or the point at which services are delivered. We develop and implement new ideas and approaches to ensure vaccines and medicines are available, increase the capacity of health workers and ensure they have access to data to improve health. Our work improves the lives of more than 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.


The Consultant will help enable and support the production of a synthesis document about supply chain data review best practices, leveraging the ideas, learnings, and active participation of staff from VillageReach, CHAI, and JSI.


Consultant will facilitate the multi-organization group in synthesizing the information collected on 7-9 instances of data review teams interventions for immunization supply chain systems strengthening, to draw out common components/themes and best practices. Consultant will carefully review each of the case studies (between 7-9 case studies, all collected using the same data collection template) to identify commonalities across the case studies which can be further synthesized during an in-person meeting into “best/promising practices”.

Specific differences, unique to a certain case studies, will also be highlighted.

Consultant will propose/draft a synthesis framework that provides rigor to the process of identifying these commonalities, including conducting a literature review of previous research into data use across health programs that may have used helpful/applicable methodologies.


3 weeks full-time over a six week period, between Jan. 28th and March 11th

Between Jan. 28th and Feb. 10th (1 week full time over a two week period):

  • Conduct literature review on data use best practices in global health sector
  • Analyze all 9 data collection templates, document specific differences unique to a certain case study as well as identify commonalities that you believe can be further synthesized into “best/promising practices”
  • Share pre-work readings with group of this documentation as prep for in-person synthesis meeting
  • Share high level agenda and workplan for 2.5/3 day in-person meeting for group’s review and finalization; agenda to include objectives for each session and activities for the group to achieve them within allotted timeframe

Feb. 12-14 (3 days full time):

Facilitate in-person meeting, ensuring that by end of the meeting the group has identified:

  • Best/promising practices in data use
  • Deliverable write-up plan, including finalization outline, identifying content for each section from the data collected, writing roles, internal deadlines

Between Feb. 18 and March 8th (11 days full time over a three week period):

  • Keep group on track with write-up documentation plan, acting as overall content contributor and coordinator as well copy-editor
  • Ensure final document speaks with “one voice” despite multiple authors

The target start date for this project is January 21 with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2019. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter [plus any other desired materials] to our online portal:


VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.


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