Overview

Overview

The CDC Foundation is seeking a candidate for a full-time Technical Advisor position to support an evaluation capacity-building project for non-governmental Veteran-serving organizations (VSOs) that are implementing programs aligned with a public health upstream approach to suicide prevention. This position will work closely with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subject matter experts and CDC Foundation project staff to provide expert-level support and guidance, acting as a key resource to funded project grantees in developing their capacity to plan and conduct evaluations of their veteran suicide prevention programs.

The Technical Advisor will leverage expertise and experience in program evaluation to assess the evaluation capacity building needs of the funded organizations and work with partners to develop and implement engaging, culturally appropriate, and impactful capacity building in response to those needs. The ideal candidate will be able to provide technical oversight on all types of evaluations and performance monitoring deliverables. Strong communication and teamwork skills are of absolute importance to succeed in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and design approach to capacity building and technical assistance to program grantees
  • Support grant making activities to non-governmental Veteran-serving organizations
  • Advise, partner with, and coach grantees to strengthen competencies for strong, ongoing program evaluation, in collaboration with CDC and the CDC Foundation program staff
  • Provide consistent, tailored, and direct technical assistance to grantees on the development and implementation of evaluation plans for prioritized program areas, including the development of evaluation questions and frameworks, and appropriate evaluation data collection instrument tools for program evaluations
  • Supervise and support collection and analysis of data for program evaluation in accordance with timeframes set forth in program and evaluation work plans
  • Review and provide written feedback on project deliverables
  • Oversee the design and implementation of performance and impact evaluations for the capacity building project
  • Represent the CDC Foundation and the project team at partnership events
  • Participate in and/or lead special projects and other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Necessary Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, community development, program measurement & evaluation, public policy or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a focus on integrating evidence building into upstream public health programs
  • Proficiency with both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies and monitoring best practices
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with the American Evaluation Association’s Guiding Principles for Evaluators
  • Experience with logic models, indicators, or evaluation reports
  • Experience managing or overseeing capacity building efforts sufficient to provide advice and guidance regarding appropriate training and equipping activities
  • Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn from a broad range of evaluation stakeholders, encouraging their meaningful participation
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with external partners, as well as clearly communicate evaluation strategies and implications to non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct evaluation from start to finish including stakeholder engagement, program definition, evaluation design, evidence gathering, conclusion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen well, and effectively represent the organization and its mission
  • Creativity, problem solving, demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with others

Atlanta-based applicants are preferred, but not a requirement for consideration. Relocation expenses are not included.

The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

About CDC Foundation

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We are a catalyst for unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC and philanthropies, private entities and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world.