Career Opportunities

Evaluator

Location: Chevy Chase, MD | Job Type: Proposal | Post Date: 05/05/2017
Job Description: 

The Center for Human Services US-based Health, Education, and Training Division is pursuing an opportunity to assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to scale up its National Diabetes Prevention Program in underserved areas. The program will work with public and private organizations, in three states, to deliver an evidence-based lifestyle change program to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with pre-diabetes.

CHS is looking for an evaluation expert, with a team-oriented attitude for training others and a professional demeanor for interacting with stakeholders and program users, to design and undertake a program evaluation. The evaluation plan must be consistent with the requirements in the lifestyle change program logic model and CDC Evaluation and Performance Measure Strategies. The Evaluator reports to the Project Director. This position is contingent upon contract award.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Develop Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan, including Data Management Plan and timeline for data collection
  • Participate in and collect additional data for the CDC-led national evaluation
  • Provide feedback and contribute to writing 3 project success stories, annually
  • Work with staff on using evaluation findings to support continuous program quality improvement
  • Identify and apply the appropriate evaluation methodologies and research designs needed to test implementation of the lifestyle change program or answer specific research questions
  • Prepare OMB clearance packages for submittal, if necessary
  • Analyze data and develop a final report of results and recommendations
  • Construct project databases, guidelines on data collection, and train Diabetes Prevention Coordinators
  • Coordinate with Diabetes Prevention Coordinators in each site to collect and abstract data
  • Identify problems in and improve the quality of data collection and/or reporting
  • Encode surveys into electronic format for use on laptop computers by survey personnel, if needed
  • Improve the quality and utility of program data collections
  • Gather, mine, and manage electronic data as required for a variety of reports, including the development of spreadsheets, and content for statistical reports
  • Attend at least two in person grantee meetings during the 5-year project period
  • Provide relevant privacy training for all site and headquarters staff.
Job Requirements: 
  • Doctoral degree in evaluation, with coursework in evaluation, marketing, program design, psychology, research, and statistics
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in conducting program evaluation, data collection and data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in developing evaluation designs and evaluating programs at the local, regional and national levels
  • Demonstrated experience in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Knowledgeable about quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
  • Knowledgeable about minor information technology requirements
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with ability to give written and oral reports
  • Ability to travel to perform job duties and responsibilities
  • Experience working with federally-funded projects or studies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human subject protections, privacy, etc., and ability to teach others
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the US for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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