Temporary Research Associate – Evaluation Analyst
Posting DetailsPosition TypeTemporary Staff (SHRA)Job TitleTemporary Research Associate – Evaluation AnalystDepartment NameCarolina Population Center - 631100Vacancy IDS016997Position Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsHiring RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timePart-Time TemporaryIf part-time, how many hours per week?20-39Work Schedule
This position is listed as part-time but there is the possibility of the hours per week increasing to full-time.Proposed Start Date10/20/2020Estimated Duration of Appointment6 months not to exceed 11 monthsPosting Open Date10/09/2020Posting Close Date10/26/2020Description of Work
Data for Impact (D4I) in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an international project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). D4I focuses on evaluation of population, health and nutrition programs, improving data use for health sector decision making and strengthening the technical and organizational capacity of local partners to collect, analyze, and use data.
The Research Associate (RA) – Evaluation Analyst will provide technical assistance on issues related to analysis and evaluation of population, health, and nutrition programs including maternal and child health, reproductive health, tuberculosis, and malaria, analyze survey and other data, prepare summaries and reports, assist with development of tools and methods to be used in evaluation of population and health programs in lower and middle income countries, and create and present technical presentations. The RA will participate in all aspects of the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of D4I research and evaluations. This person will also work closely with in-country research and evaluation partners to strengthen technical and organization capacity to conduct evaluations and other data analysis. The position will report to the Technical Director.
The ideal candidate will be motivated by working as part of a team and contributing to the project’s Mission and should be comfortable working in a complex and dynamic environment.Education and Experience
Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience;or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Masters’ degree in Public Health, Economics, Sociology, Demography, or a related discipline is required. A Ph.D. in one of these disciplines is preferred.
-Demonstrated advanced skills in quantitative methods of data analysis.
-Strong, hands-on knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SPSS, etc.).
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Attention to detail, able to work in teams and under time sensitive project deadlines.
-Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
-Availability to travel internationally at least 20% time annually.
-Experience in management and analysis of household survey data and experience in management and analysis of facility-based data. Knowledge of geospatial analysis methods and experience linking multiple types of data together for analysis is a plus.
-Experience calculating sample size requirements and calculating complex sample weights and sampling errors.
-Proven organizational skills and management experience.
-Prior experience working with USAID or US Government-funded projects.
-Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish, Portuguese).
-Two or more years of international work experience and ability to work effectively in lower and middle income countries.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Stimulus/ARRA FundedNoSpecial Instructions Temporary Employment Policieshttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184348Office of Human Resources Contact Information
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