Social/Clinical Research Assistant/Activity M&E Specialist, Measure Project (000061459)

Position Information

Status position filled
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Advanced
Working Title Activity M&E Specialist
Position Number 00061459
Vacancy ID P007908
Budgeted Hiring Range $38,700 - $50,500
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 68
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Department Name and Number Carolina Population Center-631100
Date First Posted 11/15/2017
Closing Date 12/04/2017
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Position Summary Information

Department Description

The MEASURE Evaluation Project in the Carolina Population Center ( at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a large international public health project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project has a mandate to strengthen health systems in low-resource settings so that countries are able to gather, interpret, and use data to maximize health program impact. MEASURE Evaluation has worked in this arena for over 20 years, assisting countries in the systematic collection and analysis of evidence about health program performance and impact. The MEASURE Evaluation Project is the largest social science project ever awarded to UNC and has a budget of $180 million and associate awards totaling $60 million. The project partners with five other agencies, John Snow Inc., ICF International, Palladium Group, Tulane University, and Management Sciences for Health, to accomplish its work. There are over 200 active scopes of work taking place at any given time throughout the world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

Under the MEASURE Evaluation award, the Activity Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will gather, edit, analyze, and report project data/information in order to monitor progress for a portfolio of activities and to produce activity work plans and reports based on project data/information. General responsibilities include collecting, compiling, and managing activity-specific data/information from technical staff and other sources via the project’s web-based Management Information System (MIS); ensuring quality assurance of this data/information; editing and formatting reports that use this data/information for USAID, project senior management, and other collaborating agencies; monitoring and analyzing trends in activity implementation and informing project senior management of any potential issues in implementation; and providing technical assistance to project staff on use of the MIS.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

•Experience with data collection and management
•Ability to multitask
•Ability to meet strict, often tight, deadlines while maintaining high quality of work
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to communicate with staff based overseas, some of whom do not speak English as their first language, in a culturally competent manner

Preferred Qualifications

•Master’s degree in public health or a related field
•Working proficiency in French
•Experience working on federally funded projects (e.g., USAID, CDC, NIH, etc.)
•Experience with web-based databases
•Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and/or project management
•Willingness to travel domestically (minimal, as needed); willingness to travel overseas (infrequently, as needed)

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Assistant position.
    • Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate in any field.
    • Associate's in any field and at least 2 years of experience.
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience).
    • High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience.
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal 8 years. (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience).
    • None of the above

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