Research Associate - M&E Associate
|Department||Carolina Population Center-4910|
|Working Title||Research Associate-M&E Associate|
|Appointment Type||EPA Non-Faculty Research|
|Position Category||Research Professionals|
|Full Time/Part Time?||Full Time|
|Posting Open Date||08/22/2013|
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Proposed Start Date||
MEASURE Evaluation in the Carolina Population Center (www.cpc.unc.edu) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a large international project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that focuses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of population, health and nutrition programs and improving health sector decision making. The Research Associate will contribute to the development of tools to improve the monitoring and evaluation of health programs and testing the effectiveness of tools and interventions to improve health information systems. The Research Associate will manage all aspects of the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of those and other MEASURE Evaluation activities. Activities are related primarily to HIV and AIDS, malaria and infectious diseases, and nutrition, but may include other health areas as needed. The ideal candidate will have experience with mHealth technologies and platforms; however, the Research Associate may be called to contribute to other activities where his or her skills and interests align. 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.
Masters’ degree in Public Health, Economics, Sociology, or a related discipline is required.
Qualifications and Experience
A minimum of 3 years directly relevant experience in or with developing countries addressing health programs is required, with HIV and AIDS or PEPFAR programs preferred. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in developing countries is required. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with other project staff, with funding agencies (USAID preferred), and with US-based and international colleagues is required. Experience in use of measurement methods required for monitoring and evaluation of international population and health programs, including strong research skills. Experience with mHealth technologies and interventions preferred. Experience in management and analysis of data for program evaluation is required. Strong writing and communication skills (required); Fluency in English (required); Availability to travel internationally at least 25 times annually (required).
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Department Contact Information
Annette Cytryn-Smith, HR Coordinator