***Assignment Network available – this position is open to internal candidates only.***
Assignment Network is an in-house networking process to facilitate matching opportunities and people for short-term and low-percentage assignments. The Health Systems Analytics team is currently seeking two Evaluation Officers. The location of this assignment is Seattle.
Percentage time: 30-40%
Location: Seattle, WA
Start date: January 15, 2020
End date: May 31, 2020
Scope of Work:
The Health Systems Analytics team seeks two Evaluation Officers to work on the Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluation, a multi-year prospective mixed-methods evaluation of Global Fund investments in Guatemala, Uganda, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Working closely with PATH teams in the evaluation countries, independent evaluators, and the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the Evaluation Officers will provide technical support across a variety of prospective process evaluation activities, including the design and development of specific approaches, frameworks, and tools. Located in Seattle, WA, the Evaluation Officers will be responsible for primarily working with country evaluation partners and stakeholders in Senegal and DRC, including policymakers and program managers.
The primary role of the Evaluation Officers will be to support the ongoing technical assistance needs for process evaluation activities of the Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluation. Key responsibilities include:
- Managing processes for qualitative data transformation, data management, data quality assurance, data visualization, and data analysis;
- Assisting with the interpretation of qualitative data and the development of follow up quantitative and qualitative investigation based on findings;
- Contributing to the development and implementation of a strategy for synthesizing and disseminating key results, programmatic lessons learned, methodologies developed and other evaluation outputs;
- Training staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation and data analysis, visualization and interpretation methods; and
- Travel to Senegal or DRC to facilitate analysis and writing workshops.
Skills and Experience Needed:
- Master’s degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences, or related field is required, along with a minimum of two or more years of relevant experience.
- Training in advanced graduate level statistics, and relevant practical experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including the application of mixed methods approaches.
- Experience with oversight of routine HMIS data collection and management desired.
- Experience with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and/or malaria work is highly preferred.
- Strong critical analysis and report writing skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Experienced user of a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS, R or similar) and qualitative analysis software package (NVivo, Atlas.ti, Dedoose etc.).
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including proofreading and editing.
- Excellent organization, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize competing tasks as well as anticipate needs and requests.
- Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with senior staff, colleagues, donors, partner organizations, stakeholders, local institutions and others at all levels.
- Professional proficiency in French required.