Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation Analyst I, II or III (Multiple Openings - Hybrid) - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

Overview

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

The Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation (AME) Analyst I, II, or III supports the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Center for Global Health Engagement's (CGHE) AME activities by providing advanced technical input to evaluation design and implementation as well as operations and logistics support, and education and training.

The primary role will be to support CGHE's research and AME activities in all areas of data collection, data analysis, and related activities and provide an evidence-base for decision making for Department of Defense (DoD) Global Health Engagement (GHE) programs and projects. The incumbent will work closely with the AME/Research Program Manager and federal leadership in developing the evaluation plans, managing projects, and serving as a technical expert for research and AME activities. This work includes conducting AME activities in new as well as established projects, aiding in developing organizational evaluation capacity, and assisting stakeholders in utilizing evaluation findings. The incumbent should be able to complete work independently including, but not limited to: develop training lectures, activities, and materials; develop evaluation instruments and codebooks; and independently conduct coding and data analysis. The incumbent will be actively engaged in managing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and providing evaluation support to U.S. military global health engagements.

Responsibilities

HJF is seeking an Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation (AME) Analyst I, II, or III to support AME and research activities across CGHE's programs and projects. US citizenship is required.

Responsibilities

Technical Input:
  • Provides recommendations for evaluation study design, implementation, and data analysis across multiple programs.
  • Supports the creation of frameworks and procedures for monitoring and evaluation activities across multiple programs.
  • Supports the drafting of monitoring and evaluation plans, developing indicators and measures and data collection tools, such as surveys and interview guides.
  • Conducts background research to inform evaluation and program design, such as regional/cultural information, political/military context of partner nation(s), indicators and measures of effectiveness, study design and methodology, and analytic methods.
  • Conducts customized research and analysis in response to specific internal or external requests for research or AME, and related literature reviews, document research, or trend analysis.
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative analysis tools and techniques to inform data management, study design, proposal writing, and assessments from the tactical to the strategic level.
  • Has intermediate to expert knowledge in the use of qualitative and quantitative software (i.e. NVivo, MaxQDA, SPSS, STATA, Microsoft Excel, etc).
  • Performs data analysis, validation of evaluation findings, and interpretation of results from evaluation activities.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on evaluation plans and quality of data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Develops briefings, reports, and articles for a variety of audiences to include technical experts, senior leadership, and lay persons.
  • Writes and prepares final drafts of reports, develops and prepares papers for submission to conferences and peer reviewed journals.
  • Works as part of a team to build and maintain an effective AME capacity that is focused on the needs and demand signals from stakeholders.
  • Builds internal capacity for evaluation by supporting staff to manage evaluation tasks, produce evaluation results, and disseminate evaluation findings for research, learning, and quality improvement.
  • Provides technical guidance and support in developing plans of actions and milestones for achieving the CGHE Director's objectives.

Field Activities:
  • Oversees and implements field AME activities as assigned.
  • Coordinates the preparation and execution of field monitoring and evaluation activities with stakeholders and partners.
  • Collaborates with project stakeholders to foster participatory planning for AME activities.
  • Undertakes regular visits to the field to support implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, identify where adaptations in the evaluation plan need to be made, and monitor follow-up activities.
  • Supports stakeholders and CGHE staff in identifying key issues in the field to enhance the quality and effectiveness of AME activities.

Operations & Logistics:
  • Manages stakeholder/client needs, particularly in the Surgeon's Office at the Joint Staff and the Combatant Commands as well as their subordinate Service Component Commands.
  • Collects data in partner nation(s) and provides training/guidance to others (e.g., student participants, US personnel in-country, US personnel deployed on the mission, partner organization personnel, etc.) collecting data in-country.
  • Coordinates planning and ensures strategic communication with all relevant participants including, but not limited to, implementing partners, partner nations, embassy personnel, USU faculty/students, Interagency (e.g., USAID, Department of State), NGOs, and contracting staff (if applicable).
  • Works with administrative CGHE and HJF staff to coordinate travel.

Education & Training
  • Builds external evaluation capacity by providing AME training to DoD personnel.
  • Builds internal and external evaluation capacity by teaching the AME portions of established GHE Curricula.
  • Supports the Uniformed Services University mission as needed in providing lectures or other training as it relates to AME and GHE research methods.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of evaluation theory and practice, in particular program evaluation and preferably in global health or international development.
  • Ability to collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to conduct qualitative interviews and focus groups.
  • Well-developed skills in planning, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis, to include austere and/or low-resource areas is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Competency in a variety of data analysis and survey design software (ex: NVivo, SPSS, STATA, SurveyMonkey).
  • Ability to develop data visualizations using Tableau preferred.
  • Experience in assessment, monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Must be able to write an evaluation plan and final evaluation report.
  • Experience in global health or international development evaluation is preferred.
  • Experience with DoD evaluation or in DoD-led research is highly preferred.

Physical Capabilities
  • Lifting: Able to lift materials up to 50 lbs.

Qualifications

Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting; domestic and overseas travel may be required up to 20% of the time.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in evaluation or a research-related science or social science discipline is required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Level I: Minimum of 0-2 years experience required.
  • Level II: Minimum of 3-5 years experience required.
  • Level III: Minimum of 6-8 years experience required. A doctorate degree in evaluation or a research-related science or social science discipline is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications
  • CPA or CRA

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Bethesda, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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