Research Associate - M&E Associate

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.
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
Vacancy ID NF0000683
Position ID 1004682
Posting Open Date 08/22/2013
Application Deadline 09/26/2013
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date

11/01/2013

Quick Link

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/31315

Position Summary

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.

Educational Requirements

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).

Special Instructions

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Department Contact Information 

Annette Cytryn-Smith, HR Coordinator 
Annette_Cytryn-Smith@unc.edu