Student Research Assistant (MOMENTUM)

About IVAC:

The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. http://ivac.jhu.edu/

About the project:

The Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) envisions a world where everyone, everywhere, at every age fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being. Launched at the 74th World Health Assembly, IA2030’s Framework for Action provides a detailed roadmap for achieving the ambitious vision of leaving no one behind on immunization in the next decade. The Framework’s three impact goals are the topline gains to—Prevent Disease, Promote Equity, and Build Strong Programmes—these will be measured globally using seven indicators to mobilize commitment and resources, guide operational planning, and ensure accountability.

View the rest of the scorecard and learn how Global Progress will be measured for Impact Goal 2-3. To visualize the impact goals a scorecard was developed, building on the IA2030 M&E framework. USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership project led a design team from WHO’s Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals and other immunization partners to co-create the infographic scorecard illustrating measures of progress in immunization that matter most for the next decade.

Having now developed the infographic scorecard showcasing the impact goals and indicators, the design team will build an interactive scorecard for stakeholders at all levels—global, regional, and country—to monitor progress and drive M&E action cycles at their respective levels. This dynamic scorecard will be hosted online and will have the seven impact goals indicators as well as indicators for seven Strategic Priorities. As a global tracking tool, the scorecard will be used by the IA2030 coordination group and International Partnership Council to drive accountability by countries, agencies, donors, and implementation partners.

Student’s Role

Static scorecard displaying baseline data for Strategic Priorities:
IVAC seeks a masters-level student to liaison with WHO and partners to collect and analyze indicator data for the 7 strategic priority areas, producing a static, global scorecard that can be used in presentations to guide discussions related to the interactive tracking tool, designed subsequently.

The scorecard for Strategic Priority indicators will have easy-to-digest, color-coded graphics displaying data for each indicator and whether any historical data (e.g., from 2019) suggests the indicator is trending in a negative or positive direction. Most indicators will not have actual historical data. The static scorecard will include design indicating how a positive/neutral/negative trend would be demarcated.

Qualifications:
  • Required: Current masters-level or higher at JHSPH
  • Required: Excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience working in diverse teams
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and explain solutions in clear and fluent writing
  • Strong data analysis skills (preferred – R, Python)
  • Demonstrated data visualization ability

Students interested in this position should send the following materials to Rose Weeks (rweeks@jhu.edu):

  • Resume or C.V.
  • Writing sample (e.g., policy brief, newspaper op-ed)
  • Infographic or other data visualization, indicating the role the individual played in creating the material

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