Impact Evaluator - Center for Global Health Engagement Rockville, MD

Updated: May 21, 2020
Job ID: 215958
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking an Impact Evaluator to support the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) located in Rockville, MD.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE.

The Impact Evaluator will support the Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation Division of the CGHE by designing and overseeing strategies for estimating and evaluating the impact of various Department of Defense (DoD) global health engagement (GHE) and other health security-oriented activities. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the development and validation of long-term impact and intermediate outcome measures of effectiveness of proactive health engagements on the Joint Staff, Combatant Commander(s), and their service components operations, missions, and training exercises. Responsibilities include developing impact indicators and new models for assessing ROI, as well as cross collaborating with team members to guide impact measurement activities. The incumbent will work with various stakeholders to translate findings and disseminate learning to increase the DoD’s accountability and transparency of GHE activities.


  1. Technical Input: Analyze and report ROI estimates for GHE activities, may require model building and the use of third-party data. Serve as subject matter expert on study design and quantitative analysis methods to empirically measure impact; Develop and execute strategy for gathering data about the ROI of GHE activities; Develop measures of effectiveness, incorporating a variety of qualitative and quantitative data, indicators, and variables; Identify linkages between strategic military objectives, combatant command goals/objectives, health as a defense security tool, and engagement principles (e.g., appropriate collaboration, sustained relationships, etc.) ; Review and assess theater security cooperation plans and other related guidance/strategy and incorporate, as appropriate, into the study; Evaluate various data collection, analysis, and reporting systems; Present updates and results to a variety of audiences, including flag-level/SES military personnel, members of Congress, and senior decision-makers at other USG agencies and NGOs; Identify publication opportunities and lead the development of papers/articles; Collaborate with subject matter experts from a variety of organizations. Ability to work independently or as part of team to analyze findings, write evaluation reports, and inform future projects. (50%)
  2. Field Activities: Develop field-facing products and resources to facilitate more widespread and consistent implementation of ROI across various GHE activities. Work with stakeholders to educate them on the importance and approach to conducting impact assessment. (20%)
  3. Operations and Logistics: Support internal AME capacity building efforts through on-the-job training or coaching; Coordinate planning and ensure strategic communication with all relevant participants including, but not limited to, implementing partners (e.g., Component Command), partner nation, embassy personnel, USU faculty/students, Interagency (e.g., USAID, Department of State), NGOs, and contracting staff (if applicable); Work with administrative CGHE and HJF staff to coordinate travel. (10%)
  4. Education and Training: Build internal and external evaluation capacity by supporting the CGHE Education and Training Division in teaching AME curriculum; Train DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel to collect and analyze performance and effectiveness data. Provide academic lectures on impact studies and methods as required; Support the Uniformed Services University mission as needed in providing other teaching as it relates to AME. (10%)
  5. Other: Completes other assigned projects as needed (10%)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated experience with quantitative analysis, statistics, indicator development, and data models, with the ability to use data for learning and knowledge capture; Excellent quantitative analysis abilities, grounded in econometrics, biostatistics, or a related field; Ability to work in a cross-functional capacity, with strong interpersonal skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to work in an adaptive environment with senior level military officers; Knowledge of defense or security strategies and objectives preferred; Minimum secret security clearance; Must have experience with R, SPSS, or STATA, and MS Excel.  

Minimum Education: Master’s degree required. PhD preferred. Background in economics, statistics, Political Science or other highly quantitative field. Research and publication in impact studies using ROI models preferred. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of relevant experience required. Must have 6 or more years of experience outside of academic training in impact/performance measurement, monitoring, and evaluation.

Physical Capabilities: Able to perform job duties in a variety of non-traditional office settings, including developing countries with various climates, cultures, and resources.

Work Environment: Office setting; domestic and overseas travel up to 30% of the time. Travel days may fall on the weekend.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

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 Chief Human Resources Officer.