Resource Tracking and Costing Intern

Public Health Institute, Abu Zabi, United Arab Emirates
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INTERN TITLE: Resource Tracking and Costing Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
POSITION LEVEL: Master’s level

SALARY: $1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)



Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).



The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV/AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.

The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division (SIEI) within OHA, provides technical expertise to advance and support country-owned, sustainable strategic information systems and promotes data-driven program planning. The SIEI Division has primary responsibility of supporting USAID headquarters and its Missions to build capacity in managing and utilizing data systems to improve impact and accountability of HIV/AIDS programs.


The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division (SIEI) within OHA, to which the Resource Tracking and Costing Intern will be assigned, provides technical expertise to advance and support country-owned, sustainable strategic information systems and promotes data-driven program planning. The Expenditure Analysis (EA) Branch provides technical expertise to advance the use of financial data for increasing efficiency and accountability across programs to achieve the greatest impact in the HIV/AIDS response.

Reporting structure:

The Resource Tracking and Costing Intern (Intern) will be based in the EA Branch within SIEI Division. S/he will work closely with EA Branch and SIEI and receive technical guidance from the EA Team Lead who will serve as his/her onsite manager.

Essential Duties:

· Support PEPFAR expenditure reporting and other ad hoc financial data collection activities.

· Conduct analysis of expenditure, budget, cost, and other program data to use in program planning and reviews, briefings, presentations, reports, publications using Tableau.

· Contribute to development of agency-specific guidance, briefers, reports and presentations.

· Other duties as assigned and based on the Intern’s own interests.

  • Assist with development, finalization, and implementation of PEPFAR Expenditure Reporting for FY20.


Internship Output/Deliverable:

· Financial, expenditure and program triangulation analytic reports and outputs.

· Completed expenditure reports for priority PEPFAR countries.

· Contribute to updated and agency-specific expenditure reporting guidance.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

· Identify and describe the core attributes of the STAR global health competencies; defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease.

· Gain exposure to HIV/AIDS programs and health economics through global health programming.

· Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.

· Develop a global health focused career plan with a mentor.



· Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months.

· Ability to understand and apply accepted tools, techniques and frameworks for economic evaluation and cost analysis of HIV/AIDS interventions.

· Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills.

· Advanced Excel skills.

· Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

· Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.

· Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks.

· US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):

· Strong background in statistical analysis and software preferred.


The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.