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Measurement, Evaluation, and Research (MER) Technical Advisor II - IntraHealth

Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11594
Posted: July 6, 2017
Description:

Summary of Role

The Measurement, Evaluation, and Research (MER) Technical Advisor II is responsible for representing IntraHealth’s mission and providing high-level technical support to programs in generating rigorous evidence that informs programming. The MER Technical Advisor II’s work may cover the variety of domains in which IntraHealth operates, including: sexual and reproductive health; maternal, neonatal, and child health; nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, including HIV-affected children; malaria prevention and treatment; digital health and informatics; health systems strengthening; and human resources for health, including the social services workforce.

The incumbent must be highly motivated; able to prioritize in the face of multiple deadlines; in possession of strong written and oral communication skills; able to work with a variety of internal and external partners; comfortable working independently with minimal supervision; and willing and able to produce above-average results. The MER Technical Advisor II reports to the Director of MER.

Essential Functions

  • Train and mentor headquarters and country office staff as well as local partners in MER
  • Technically support country and project teams for the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Assist with and oversee results reporting on an ongoing basis
  • Provide technical support for assessments and research (including designing studies, determining study methods and sampling procedures, and assisting with implementation, analysis, and write-up)
  • Develop data collection instruments (primarily survey questionnaires and qualitative interview guides) and support appropriate procedures for pilot testing, including assessing reliability and validity of measures
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Contribute to the dissemination and utilization of project results to inform project decision-making and share lessons learned with a global audience
  • Lead and assist country and project staff in writing up MER results in abstracts, technical briefs, peer-reviewed journal publications, and other documents for external dissemination
  • Participate in proposal development by writing MER sections (including monitoring, evaluation, research, learning plans, and indicators)
  • Manage other tasks, as assigned
Skills/Eligibility:

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in public health (or a related field) with 8 years of relevant experience or a PhD in a related field plus at least 4 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s/PhD highly preferred.  (Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of experience also accepted.)
  • Significant experience working on health projects in low- and middle-income countries
  • Experience working with US and international donor-supported projects (e.g., USAID and CDC, including PEPFAR)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence and demonstrate initiative
  • Demonstrated expertise in research and evaluation designs and methods; expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated skills in qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and data management
  • Proficiency with statistical and other software packages (including SPSS, Stata, NVivo, Atlas.ti, ArcGIS, and the Microsoft suite)
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • History of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and involvement in all stages of publication, including identifying publishable results; conceptualizing and/or adapting articles; working with multidisciplinary author teams (including headquarters and country staff, local partners, and donor representatives); tailoring articles to specific audiences and/or journals; creatively presenting and displaying results; and responding to requests to revise and resubmit articles
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and handle concurrent assignments
  • Technical background in at least two of the project domains described in the introduction
  • Familiarity and experience in digital health (highly desirable)
  • Proficiency in another language (desirable)
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