Temporary Activity M&E Assistant, Measure Project (S011985)

Position Information

Status reviewing applications; interviewing in progress
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Temporary Activity Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant
Department Name Carolina Population Center - 631100
Vacancy ID S011985
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
If part-time, how many hours per week?
Work Schedule

M-F, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Proposed Start Date 03/26/2018
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months or less
Posting Open Date 01/22/2018
Posting Close Date 02/16/2018
Description of Work

MEASURE Evaluation seeks a highly qualified Activity M&E Assistant to temporarily supplement its Activity M&E Team. The Activity M&E Team is responsible for monitoring the implementation of 200+ project activities and compiling contractually required project reports.

The MEASURE Evaluation Project in the Carolina Population Center (www.cpc.unc.edu) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a large international project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that focuses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of population, health, and nutrition programs and improving health sector decision-making. The MEASURE Evaluation Project is the largest social science project ever awarded to UNC and has a leader award budget of $181 million and associate awards totaling $74 million. The project consists of five major subcontractors serving as partners including John Snow Inc., ICF International, Palladium Group, Tulane University, and Management Sciences for Health and over sixty minor subcontractors. The project has a headquarters at UNC-CH and partner organizations, but has seven country offices and is currently working in 37 countries. There are over 200 active scopes of work taking place at any given time throughout the world.

The Activity M&E Assistant will report to the Activity M&E Officer or her appointed designee, and will work with the Activity M&E Team to 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.

The Activity M&E Assistant will be expected to:

•Collect data/information for a portfolio of activities in the project MIS, a web-based information system for collecting project data/information.
•Manage data/information in the MIS and ensure quality (accuracy and completeness) of this data/information by systematically reviewing the data/information, identifying and reconciling any variations or discrepancies, following up with project technical staff for additional information, and preparing data/information for publication in reports for USAID, project senior management, and other collaborating agencies.
•Monitor implementation of a portfolio of activities. This includes facilitating collection of data/information from project technical staff and other sources on the status of the activity in order to ensure timeliness of data/information and that work outlined in the funder-approved work plans is being implemented satisfactorily. This also includes communicating potential issues to senior project staff when intervention is required.
•Compile activity data/information in and editing reports required by USAID, project senior management, and other collaborating agencies. Reports include draft and final annual work plans, quarterly progress reports, trip reports, country-specific reports, and ad hoc reports that are requested by USAID, project senior management, and other collaborating agencies.
•Complete additional tasks as requested, such as creating tables, graphs, spreadsheets, and other data/information products for various M&E and reporting needs, and maintaining various spreadsheets and activity tracking systems for the entire project.

Note that this is a time-limited position and will not be extended past its end date. It is expected that this position will be part-time, up to 20-25 hours per week, March through May 2018. It will then be mandatory full-time (40 hours per week) June through October 2018.

Education and Experience


Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred: Some Master’s coursework in public health or a related field, or an awarded Master’s degree in public health or a related field, 1+ year experience in project management or M&E, or some combination of the aforementioned.


•Strong written communication skills, including ability to synthesize data/information from multiple sources.
•Ability to multitask and meet strict, often concurrent, deadlines while maintaining high quality of work.
•Ability to collect and review data/information for multiple activities simultaneously, and review data/information quickly.
•Ability to analyze data/information to identify potential unresolved issues.
•Strong oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with overseas staff who may not speak English as a first language in a culturally competent manner.
•Strong problem-solving skills.
•Ability to work independently.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
Special Instructions

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

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