Improving the Health of Individuals and Communities


Data Analyst – USAID eSCMIS Project

LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia

DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Data Analytics and Transition Unit

DURATION: Full-Time position

REPORTS TO: Director Data Analytics and Transition

POSTING DATE: 11/12/2021

DEADLINE DATE: 11/19/2021


John Snow Health Zambia (JSH) with support from USAID through the eSCMIS Project will continue assisting the Government of the Republic of Zambia in the rollout of a next-generation electronic supply chain management information system (eSCMIS). The eSCMIS Project aims to support the MOH in increasing the use of health services, reducing disease burden and increasing quality of life through ensuring appropriate quantities and quality of health commodities are available at health facilities to meet patient demands. The eSCMIS project supports the MOH in the continued rollout of eLMIS, provision of technical support and capacity building to achieve the much-desired supply chain digitalization.


JSH seeks a dynamic and highly experienced candidate for the position of Data Analyst to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The Data Analyst will be the key technical liaison with MOH and all project stakeholders on data analytics, interpretation and presentation. The Data Analyst will report to the Director, Data Analysis and Transition and help in the achievement of project goals and objectives.


  • Identify, define and recommend innovative ways to extract and analyze data using statistical methods to generate useful reports for operational and strategic requirements
  • Work with technical teams and MOH to identify and define specific data needs and regularly update the prioritized list of data analysis needs.
  • Work closely with the MIS team to turn data analytics requests into software enhancements.
  • Work with the MIS team to test data analytics enhancements in the eLMIS and associated visualization platforms.
  • Work with technical teams to regularly develop and implement innovative methods for data presentation and dissemination for specific target audiences.
  • Provide technical input and respond to ad hoc requests for data, analysis, presentation and dissemination.
  • Participate in testing data integration across the various supply chain and HIS systems design.
  • Participate in the development of data models for enhancement of supply chain performance including depicting trends, making forecasts and extracting information for supply chain performance decision making.
  • Use data to identify successes and challenges of the supply chain.
  • Mentor eSCMIS project staff in data analysis by conducting periodic technical sessions on the use of statistical software.
  • Support eLMIS transition by building MOH and MSL staffs’ analytics capacity through regular joint data analysis meetings.
  • Work closely with IMPACT teams to build skills in data analytics to help make supply chain decisions and changes based on the data analysis.
  • Implement and adhere to JSH’s personnel and fraud management policies.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Director, Data Analytics and Transition or other senior staff



  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, Data Science, Biostatistics, computer science, MIS, mathematics or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in generating and analyzing data; experience working with Data analytics and visualization tools like Powerbase, Tableau, ability to generate reports and dashboards, etc.
  • Practical experience with different statistical and analytical software packages.
  • Ability to independently solve problems and meet strict deadlines for all assigned priorities.
  • Ability to write and clearly present complex findings, both written and orally, to target audiences of varying levels of expertise.
  • Database software proficiency i.e. Microsoft Excel, SQL Databases, Microsoft Access; ETL, SSAS and SSIS experience.
  • Deep understanding of security as it pertains to data access, scope, and distribution of reports and dashboards.
  • This position has crosscutting roles and strong initiative and self-motivation with a commitment to teamwork are key requirements.
  • The ability to travel for extended periods in-country to support technical activities is important.


Supervision and Reporting

The Data Analyst will work under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Data Analytics and Transition with close collaboration and guidance from M&E and MIS Departments to support development and implementation of desired solutions.


​Interested candidates should send an application via email ONLY to In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for; only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed. Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three references and full addresses and contact information.

Please note that you do not need to apply if you don’t meet the minimum requirements. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: November 19, 2021

JSH is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information or political affiliation.

© 2021 John Snow Health Zambia Ltd

This company is registered as Coalition Health Zambia Limited and the organization's trading name is John Snow Health Zambia Limited.


© 2021 John Snow Health Zambia Ltd

This company is registered as Coalition Health Zambia Limited and the organization's trading name is John Snow Health Zambia Limited.