Research Associate: M&E of HIV/AIDS

The Research Associate will participate in all aspects of the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of the MEASURE Evaluation project evaluations and technical assistance.

Department: Carolina Population Center-4910
Working Title: Research Associate: M&E of HIV/AIDS 
Appointment Type: EPA Non-Faculty Research
Position Category: Research Professionals
Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Vacancy ID: NF0000409
Position ID: 1003951
Posting Open Date: 12/21/2012
Application Deadline: 01/04/2013
Open Until Filled: No
Proposed Start Date: 02/01/2013

Position Summary

MEASURE Evaluation, an international population, health, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation project, with offices at the Carolina Population Center (www.cpc.unc.edu), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has an opening for an experienced Master’s level Research Associate. The Research Associate will participate in all aspects of the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of the MEASURE Evaluation project evaluations and technical assistance. This person will provide technical support to the development of monitoring and evaluation systems for USAID and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In addition this person will provide capacity building support on monitoring and evaluation for in-country research and evaluation partners. An important role of this person will include identifying potential research areas that can be examined using MEASURE Evaluation and other data, leading data analysis of identified areas, and presenting findings to national, regional, and global audiences. The position will report to the Deputy Director for HIV and Infectious Diseases.

Educational Requirements

Masters’ degree in Public Health, Economics, Sociology, or a related discipline is required.

Qualifications and Experience

The following are required:

  • A minimum of 3 years directly relevant experience in or with developing countries addressing HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR and OVC programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in developing countries
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with other project staff, funding agencies including USAID and US-based and international colleagues
  • Experience in management and analysis of data for program evaluation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability to travel internationally at least 30 time annually

The following are preferred:

  • Thorough understanding of the determinants of health outcomes and the individual-level decision processes related to these outcomes
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish or French

Special Instructions: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Department Contact Information

Annette Cytryn-Smith, HR Coordinator

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Required Application Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter