Position Title: Senior Analyst, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) – North Carolina
Reports to: Senior Manager, MERL, North Carolina
Location: North Carolina, U.S. remote with in-person meetings up to 25%
Position Type: Full-time; Temporary until August 2024 with potential for extension
Partners In Health United States (PIH-US) is the U.S. arm of Partners In Health, a nonprofit, social justice organization. We envision a future in which health is a human right, not a privilege in the United States. We seek the transformation of health and social systems so that structures of oppression no longer determine the quality or length of a person’s life.
PIH-US accompanies visionary public health and community partners working to build strong, integrated, community-led health systems across the U.S. PIH-US currently supports local health departments, health providers, elected officials, and community leaders to define clear health and racial equity agendas and provides technical advising and operational support to deliver on those commitments. Our current focus communities include Montgomery, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; Immokalee, Florida; Newark, New Jersey; New Bedford, Massachusetts; North Carolina; and Pima County, Arizona. We capture learnings from across this network to mobilize resources, advance policy change, and lay the groundwork for stronger community health systems nationally.
The Senior Analyst, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) – North Carolina will join the PIH-US North Carolina team in accompanying partners at the state and local levels, including the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and local community-based organizations. The position requires fast-paced and dynamic engagement to support evaluation projects and research of the Community Health Workers (CHW) initiatives in North Carolina. The Senior Analyst for MERL, in close collaboration with the Senior MERL Manager, will implement a diverse array of outcome and impact evaluations and monitoring projects, including the systems and tools necessary to capture and analyze the qualitative and quantitative data stemming from the team’s COVID-19 and public health response in the state with a focus on CHW programs, social drivers of health (SDOH), and integration in advanced medical homes (AMHs).
- Implement primary analyses that will identify and capture the depth and breadth of impact of NCDHHS in their COVID-19 and public health responses with the support of the PIH-US NC Technical Advising (TA) Team and NCDHHS CHW team to influence NCDHHS leadership decisions. These include impact analyses, gap analyses, thematic analyses, and additional ad hoc evaluation requests from NCDHHS to present insights that guide CHW program recommendations and identify solutions essential to program and systems strengthening.
- Lead technical implementation of evaluation, including collaboration, coordination, and technical advising with internal and external evaluation partners, for $9M 3-year CDC CCR2019 grant in partnership with NCDHHS.
- Manage MERL projects/deliverables within NC TA Team including project planning, timeline and reporting management, and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
- Lead the development and implementation of core indicators. Work with partners/stakeholders in NC and other PIH-US teams to integrate data for project evaluation and operational research and plan and expand programmatic activities.
- Manage data collection and reporting systems and work with the Senior MERL Manager and partners to build information systems as needed.
- Liaise with PIH-US Learning & Impact Team and NCDHHS Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team members to align performance measures, data collection and evaluation tools, refine and update design dashboards and/or maps, create monitoring plans, and conduct routine data analyses using analytics tools.
- Support Senior MERL Manager to develop, implement, and update logical frameworks, data quality monitoring, analysis, and evaluation plans for a range of internal programs and reporting for grants. Support NC M&E work, including key performance indicators, metrics, reports, and visualization.
- Provide mentorship and training on M&E for community-based partnerships with an eye to improving understanding around data, data collection, and the importance of M&E practices to unlock future grant funding.
- Communicate progress and challenges to NC TA Team and partners. Support teams to troubleshoot challenges, connecting resources where available.
- Conduct literature/desk reviews, landscaping reports, and synthesis of key data to inform the current response and overall implementation of the NC TA Team and partners.
- Provide NC TA Team and partners with technical support on analysis, report, and manuscript preparation.
- Work closely with the PIH-US team and external evaluation partners and manage processes to prepare, document, and disseminate periodic reports of program results, including project reports, publications, summaries, and special reports.
- Advanced degree (MS, MPH, etc.) or equivalent Measurement, Evaluation, Research, and Learning experience, with preference for backgrounds in biostatistics or epidemiology.
- Minimum of 3 years in public health, global health, epidemiology, biostatistics, information systems, or related field.
- Proficiency with qualitative and quantitative methods (predictive models), including best practices for data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
- Proficiency statistical analysis platforms (e.g., R) required.
- Experience in qualitative analysis software, (e.g., Dedoose, NVivo, etc.), data visualization software (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau, ArcGIS), and survey software (e.g., Qualtrics) for data gathering and warehousing highly desirable.
- Experience with CHW programs and evaluation of community health programs highly desirable
- Proven ability to work independently and with team members and partners at all levels.
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including evidence of quality report or academic article writing and presentation skills.
- Commitment to social justice.
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.
As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, United States), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.
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