Data System Design Specialist (Consultancy)

The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and wellbeing and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and inter-professional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions. CGHPI is rapidly expanding in projects, and finding an increasing need for innovative solutions requiring data integration, and restructuring of existing data systems, or creation of data systems which meet the requirements of a continuously complex and integrated healthcare delivery system. As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for a data system design specialist, to assist directly with data integration projects within a domestically funded grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and provide database and data system expertise within the Center as a whole.

Consultancy Overview
The Data System Design Specialist at Georgetown’s CGHPI will serve as the data system design expert within CGPHI to assist with internal database design needs to support data integration goals on a HRSA funded technical assistance cooperative agreement. Within the HRSA project, the incumbent will work with four public health jurisdictions, to advise on database management activities, assist with database design decisions and assist in the implementation and/or modifications to integrated data warehouses aimed at the enhancing the capacity to implement data-driven programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular small group and management meetings with public health jurisdictions surrounding themes of database management and data warehousing.
  • Walk through the software procurement process with jurisdictions.
  • Advise and coordinate data system design projects, including the following topics:
    • Collection and storage;
    • Data quality and data validation;
    • Data warehousing;
    • Data extract, transfer, and load (ETL);
    • Planning data exchanges, data matching, data standards, identity management, unique IDs, and interoperability.
  • Design metric collection system and analyze system usage via user metrics.
  • Assess database performance, resolve processing and programming issues; this position requires the ability to troubleshoot and offer rapid solutions.
  • Support users via system and data use training.
  • Continue to collect feedback from users and stakeholders to guide system modifications.
  • Produce documentation and SOPs surrounding the data system infrastructure and user experience.


  • Must have excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Experience with relational DBMS
  • Knowledge of data science techniques and methodologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, Data Analytics
  • 3-5 years of experience working in database management systems, or as a database engineer, designer, or administrator
  • Must be an independent consultant

To Apply
Interested applicants should send a current CV, cover letter, and references to CGHPI at