Analyst I, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Contingent upon Funding

Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and wellbeing of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the state in all nine Louisiana Department of Health regions. We accomplish our goals alongside our over 500 partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels, which include community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a cadre of additional stakeholders. Our impact is felt across the state as we leverage our staff expertise and skills in all areas of public health, from advocacy to data and research infrastructure to communications, to ensure that everyone has fair and just opportunities to be healthy and well.

Our Values


We take responsibility and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities.


We model the mantra “Nothing about us without us” in our work that is anchored in communities.


We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation.


We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do.


We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership.

Partnership & Trust

We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.

Position Summary

The MEL Analyst I is integral to advancing the MEL team mission to lead and partner with communities to ensure that community members are thoughtfully engaged and represented in equity centered evaluation and research. Under the supervision of the MEL Analyst II, works cross-functionally to support MEL projects from externally funded sources and LPHI lead initiatives. The MEL Analyst I performs data collection, management, and analyses for multiple projects using a range of computer applications and data management systems. Activities include but are not limited to the development of analytic plans, plans sampling strategies, creating data collection tools such as online surveys, focus groups, and key informant interview guides. The MEL Analyst I also supports LPHI in the strategic advancement of its four priority areas: Racial Justice and Health Equity; Partnerships and Collaboration; A Healthier Louisiana; A Thriving Organization. The MEL Analyst I reports to the MEL Analyst II.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field required or equivalent experience, Master’s preferred
2+ years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning and/or research.
Knowledge of and experience in quantitative and qualitative evaluation and research methodologies.
Working knowledge of quantitative data analysis software (Stata, SAS, R, etc.)
Working knowledge of qualitative data analysis software (Atlas.ti, NVIVO, etc.)
Demonstrated skills in data management and visualization using Microsoft Excel or other platforms (Tableau, Power BI, Access, etc.)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability for occasional travel, which may be required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with LPHI staff to design appropriate analytic plans
Assist in the planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation projects.
Work collaboratively with internal colleagues as well as external partners
Support qualitative and quantitative data collection.
Ensure consistent use of evaluation and research protocols and best practices.
Analyze and translate quantitative and qualitative data for internal and external audiences.
Manage and clean large quantitative data sets.
Analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
Create data visualizations/translate data into stories as appropriate for diverse audiences.
Assist in reporting and product development activities, including contributing to the development of dissemination materials, including manuscripts and presentations.
Actively participate in MEL Team and LPHI meetings.
Participate in workgroups and strategic planning to further the mission of LPHI.
Perform other duties as required
Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Strong commitment to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Values
Ability to demonstrate LPHI’s Core Competencies
Experience developing quantitative and qualitative data collection tools (surveys, interview guides, etc.).
Training and experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Demonstrated experience producing innovative, dynamic data and information visualizations
Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong, positive relationships with colleagues and partners, both internal and external to LPHI.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once and maintain a heavy workload while responding to deadlines in a timely manner
Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

Minimum starting salary of $55,000.00 dependent on education and experience.
A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer