Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

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Updated: March 31, 2018
Job ID: 213314
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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Established by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) works to lead, integrate and synchronize the University’s contributions to Department of Defense (DoD) global health engagement and national security objectives by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge, strategic communications and outreach, operational support, research, and capability integration of education, training and planning. HJF provides direct scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

The Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst supports CGHE’s implementation of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement Program’s (CBEP) activities which are designed to improve biological safety and security, strengthen biological risk management, and enhance surveillance for especially dangerous and emerging pathogens that may threaten public health. CGHE and CBEP share a common goal of facilitating medical and public health education and research within US DoD mission areas to bolster global health security activities. CGHE serves as a primary implementing partner for programmatic work in select Areas of Responsibility as well as a third-party assessor for other CBEP initiatives.

Under the direction of the CBEP Program Manager and Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) Component Lead, the AME Analyst provides technical input to research design and implementation as well as operations and logistics support.

Responsibilities:

Technical Input:

  1. Conducts background research across multiple areas such as regional/cultural information, political/military context of partner nation(s), indicators and measures of effectiveness, study design and methodology, and analytic method;
  2. Provides CBEP and AME leadership with recommendations for study design, implementation and analysis;
  3. Works with a diverse team of subject matter experts, analysts, and partners to perform analysis, validate findings, and interpret results;
  4. Develops briefings, reports and articles for a variety of audiences to include technical experts, senior leadership and lay persons; and
  5. Uses familiarity with statistical analysis tools and techniques to inform data management, study design, proposal writing and assessments from the tactical to the strategic level.

Operations & Logistics:

  1. Supports the CBEP Program Manager and AME Component Lead in managing stakeholder/client needs, particularly with DTRA, but also with the Surgeon's Office at the Joint Unified Combatant Commands and engaged partner nations;
  2. Collects data in partner nations and provides training/guidance to others (e.g. student participants, US personnel in-country, partner organization personnel, etc.) collecting data in-country;
  3. Coordinates planning and ensures strategic communication with all relevant participants including, but not limited to, implementing partners, partner nations, U.S. Embassy personnel, USU faculty/students, the US government Interagency (e.g., USAID, Department of State), NGOs, and contracting staff (if applicable);
  4. Works with administrative CGHE staff to plan for and coordinate travel.
  5. Performs other assignments as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability/skill to conduct research and collect, and analyze data and information;
  2. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) in English and French;
  3. Understanding of Africa to include culture, history and current challenges;
  4. Knowledge of global health, biosecurity and international development issues;
  5. Interpersonal skills to maintain personal and professional relationships including the ability to interface with senior officials;
  6. Knowledge of cross-cultural, cross-language communication principles;
  7. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  8. Excellent written and oral communication;
  9. Attention to detail;
  10. Ability/skill to utilize Microsoft Office and other pertinent software packages.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree preferred; English and French language proficiency.

Minimum Experience: 1-3 years’ experience in job-specific relevant field; applicants may substitute educational achievements for general and specialized experience; International work experience preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to sit or stand for long period; ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Must have the ability to obtain medical clearance for international travel.

Security Clearance: Must possess or have the ability to obtain an active SECRET security clearance.

Work Environment: Office environment with domestic and international travel expected, at times to austere locations, up to 30% of the time. Program execution occasionally requires work in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. 

Work Authorization: US Citizenship required.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

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