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The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development works in partnership with communities to build engaged young people who are able to learn and lead in a global society. Using youth development methods and principles that are based on experiential learning and well-proven to result in positive youth development, we foster sustainability and resiliency by building community-wide knowledge, capacity and networks that support the healthy development of youth. We do this by:
- Offering youth programs
- Training youth workers
- Studying issues
- Leveraging resources
- Bridging research and practice
- Contributing to the field
The Extension Center for Youth Development is located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. Extension Educators work in regional offices and Program Coordinators work in county offices throughout the state.
Role Responsibilities of Extension Educator, Youth Development
This is a full-time academic professional position that provides evaluation leadership to the full range of Minnesota 4-H Youth Development and youth work practice programs with the guidance of the Evaluation Director. This work is done primarily in collaboration with Youth Development faculty and staff, both with specific teams and in strategically-selected evaluation efforts for the Extension Center for Youth Development. This position reports to an Extension program leader who reports to the Associate Dean of Youth Development and State 4-H Program Director. This position is a member of the Youth Development program evaluation team, which is led by the Evaluation Director in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Youth Development.
This position will design, develop, and support the assessment and improvement of Youth Development programs through evaluation. In collaboration with Extension faculty, staff and community partners, this position will design, conduct, analyze and report within formative and summative evaluation projects. This position will ensure that data are available and that faculty and staff have the capacity to use the data to improve programs, promote organizational learning, and deepen program impact on critical priority issues.
September 20, 2016; position will remain open until filled.
Senior Director of Evaluation
Equal Measure, a growing consulting firm providing evaluation and philanthropic services to a range of clients, is searching for a Senior Director of Evaluation. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager with a track record of success in research and evaluation, content expertise in youth or community development, education reform, asset building, organizational development, and/or health and human services systems, established networks and thought leadership recognition, and experience in coaching and leading teams.
Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor to build the capacity of independent, partner torture treatment centers, based around the world, to conduct program evaluation so they can document the effectiveness of their psychosocial services. The M&E Advisor will provide technical support, mentoring and training to support partner center staff members in effective program evaluation, as part of a larger capacity building program. The position is based in St. Paul, MN; consideration may be given to qualified candidates who are based in other cities. The M&E Advisor may travel internationally up to 40% time.
The PATH (Partners in Trauma Healing) Project will partner with 8 local torture treatment centers over 3 years to: a) meet the mental health needs of torture survivors; b) measure and track the effects of their therapeutic interventions; c) work with and engage community and government entities and community members; d) strengthen and maintain relationships with other relevant entities; and e) expand opportunities for collaboration with academic institutions. The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will report to the Director of Research and collaborate with Clinical Advisors for Mental Health, Organizational Development Advisor, PATH Program Manager and other administrative project staff.
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.
- Assessment: Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of level of program evaluation knowledge and activities at each partner center, and develop plans to strengthen capacity in these areas. Conduct periodic visits to partner centers.
- Capacity-Building and Training: Train and mentor partner center staff on design and development of evaluation activities and/or research studies (in-person and webbased). Collaborate with partner center staff to develop systems and processes to ensure the collection and sensible interpretation of quality data. Support partner center staff in developing measures and methods.
- Team Collaboration: Support collaboration and facilitate communication with all PATH team members in order to ensure outcomes are achieved. Contribute to the internal evaluation of PATH project, as needed.
- Reporting, Documentation and Dissemination: Prepare reports and document progress of the project. Document knowledge gained through the project. Publish and present findings of project outcomes individually and in collaboration with colleagues.
- Content Development: Develop training materials, presentations, and manuals for workshops and webinars to assist partner centers in implementing sound, culturallyappropriate, evaluation programs.
Required education and experience:
- M.A. required in psychology, social work, evaluation or related field in the social
sciences. PhD preferred.
- 2 – 4 years of experience in program evaluation, statistical analyses, and the
development and design of quantitative measures and research projects.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
- Sufficient mastery to conduct and instruct in inferential statistical tests (e.g., t-tests, ANOVAs, correlations and linear regression) and psychometric analyses (e.g., reliability estimates, weigh validity evidence, factor analysis).
- Ability to conduct analyses using statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.
- Knowledge of psychological constructs, including mental health-related constructs.
- Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
- Experience in applying academic/theoretical ideas and knowledge in concrete, realworld, settings.
- Experience assessing needs, developing curriculum and conducting trainings in both inperson and web-based formats.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain an organized and prioritized work load.
- Experience collaborating with diverse populations, internationally, preferred.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
- Experience writing or collaborating on proposals, grants, and reports to funding entities preferred.
- Experience documenting research activities in professional outlets (e.g., reports,
conference presentations, publications, etc.).
- Ability to travel up to 40% time to international locations, mostly in the developing world, to locations with limited amenities.
- Interest in or commitment to human rights
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by March 25, 2016
CDC Evaluation Fellowships
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2016-17 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. This is the 6th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. Fellows will work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs.
Details about the Fellowship are available at the link below. Brief information is as follows:
- The ideal candidate has a Doctoral degree in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or another STEM discipline, and with significant coursework in program evaluation and measurement. Master’s-level candidates from these same disciplines and with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also encouraged to apply.
- Fellowship is intended to be a two year program, with second year contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
- Fellows receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience.
- Fellows receive substantial financial support for their training and professional development, and a supplement to offset health insurance costs.
- Candidates must have received their qualifying degree within the past five years.
- Qualifying degree must be completed by Spring semester 2016.
- Appointments will be full-time at CDC, typically in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
- Fellows are brought on through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE): Fellows do not become employees of CDC.
- Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. For more information click here.
- We expect to select approximately 10 Fellows for this cohort.
To apply, submit the following by April 15, 2016:
- Create a profile and upload CV/resume: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/1964
- Brief survey including the following information. See following pages for full list of survey questions.
- Brief (<200 words) info on your formal training where all or part of the focus was on program evaluation approaches, methods, techniques, etc.
- Essay (<450 words) on your qualifications for the Evaluation Fellowship and what you would like to get out of the Fellowship.
- Information on up to 3 recent evaluation projects or experiences (<150 words each).
- Mid-April: We will select and notify semi-finalist Fellows.
- May 1: Semi-finalists must submit additional information to ORISE.
- May 1-30: Host programs will interview potential Fellows.
- Early June: Fellow selection and notification.
- August 29: Fellows must start by this date.
Senior Evaluator & Program Evaluator
Professional Data Analysts, Inc. (PDA) has two positions open:
PDA is currently seeking a full time Senior Evaluator to join our team of program evaluators, statisticians, and developers. We are looking for someone to take on leadership responsibilities for some of our evaluation projects, which are in the areas of tobacco control and chronic disease. For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, click here.
PDA is currently seeing a Program Evaluator to join our team of evaluators, statisticians, and developers. We are looking someone who is detail-oriented, a self-starter, and who would be able to contribute to the full range of a client, including developing evaluation plans and logic models, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative evaluation results, and effectively and efficiently reporting findings to clients and other stakeholders. For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, click here.
Research and Evaluation Supervisor
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota’s great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO “Green Line” Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.
This position supervises staff and operations of the Research Unit in the division that administers cash and food programs. The unit provides data, analysis, reports and performance measures to monitor and evaluate public assistance programs.
- Administer all the basic supervisory functions for staff in the Research Unit, including assigning work to employees, hiring staff and creating position descriptions, mentoring and developing employees, disciplining staff when necessary, rewarding outstanding work, and discharging or terminating employment.
- Provide technical and leadership guidance regarding the design and implementation of research and evaluation projects, including developing the research questions and research design, coordinating data matching efforts across information systems, explaining the meaning and limitations of the data, identifying or developing methods of data collection beyond administrative data, selecting appropriate analyses, reviewing and editing reports, and assuring that communication of results and conclusions is accurate and effective.
- Assure the accountability of programs at the state and county level for program management and improvement.
- Collaborate with other divisions, departments, and research entities.
Bachelor degree in related social science area with coursework in advanced statistical and research methods. Supervisory OR other leadership experience. AND
3 years of advanced professional work experience demonstrating the following:
- Data management in a research or evaluation setting, including creation and manipulation of relational databases, data warehouse expertise, statistical analysis including multivariate techniques ; report writing.
- Capability with Microsoft Office programs, SAS or SPSS or equivalent statistical packages. Teradata SQL Assistance, BI Query, or equivalent.
- Interpersonal skills including collaborating with a team, working across divisions and agencies, and communicating complex ideas to varied audiences effectively.
How to Apply: All interested candidates must officially apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website.
- Go to www.mn.gov/careers.
- Under External Applicants, click the “Get Started” button
- Enter 3288 in Keywords on the Job Search Page
- Click on the Job Posting
- Click on Apply on the bottom of the vacancy announcement on the Job Posting Page
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Program Manager II
Job Title: Program Manager II – Head of MEAL Department, Mali
Requisition Number: I2611
Area of Interest: Monitoring & Evaluation
Position Type: Full Time
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Background: The new CRS 2014-2018 Global Agency Strategy specifies strategic program areas of Agricultural Livelihoods, Emergency Response and Recovery, and Health and Health Systems Strengthening. In addition, the strategy identifies ICT for Development (ICT4D) as one of CRS’ core competencies. In CRS Mali employs over 125 staff and works through local partners, including three diocesan Caritas and is committed to improving partner capacity.
CRS launched its work in Mali in 1999 as an outreach program of CRS Burkina Faso, becoming a full country program in 2007. Today, CRS Mali has a robust portfolio built around several major programs in the 3 CRS strategic program areas, as well as education: a four year (2011-2016) USDA funded Food for Education (FFE) program, a new 5 year USDA funded FFE program for 2015-2020, a Round 10 TB Global Fund 2013-2017 grant to support TB care and treatment throughout Mali, a UNITAID-funded malaria chemoprevention project (2014-2017), a 5 year CDC funded program, and several agriculture projects. The portfolio is poised to grow pending donor decisions on additional large multi-year food security projects. CRS Mali also receives funding for emergency projects to counter the effects of severe food insecurity and drought in stressed areas and to support IDPs resulting from ongoing instability in the North of the country.
Primary Role: MEAL is essential to ensure the quality of programs by both capturing and understanding project progress with the aim of monitoring and evaluating project progress toward goals and objectives, to foster a learning environment and to support adaptive management through the use of reliable and real-time project information. The purpose of the position of the Head of MEAL Department is to coordinate the country program’s efforts in MEAL and ICT4D, while strengthening CRS Mali’s MEAL capacity throughout the country program, and to ensure systematic systems for each project that feed into a country MEAL system. The MEAL Coordinator will be responsible for providing guidance, leadership and technical support in strengthening the management information systems that facilitate accurate analysis of program performance and impact.
The Head of MEAL Department will serve as the technical and managerial lead of MEAL in the Mali country program (CP), coordinate communication on MEAL/ICT4D across the CP, liaise with external MEAL/ICT4D actors, facilitate capacity building opportunities for CP staff on MEAL and the integration of ICT4D solutions to support real-time information management of quality data and play a key role in the hiring of new department staff and other department related human resources issues. The Head of MEAL Department will also support new project design efforts, operationalize MEAL plans and provide additional ad hoc support as requested by specific programs. The Head of MEAL Department supports program design workshops to elaborate measurable results frameworks and designs program specific MEAL plans and MEAL budgets based on the results framework. In coordination with the technical leads supporting the program design, the Head of MEAL Department facilitates discussions on the integration of ICT4D into current and future programs based on programmatic needs in service delivery and MEAL and the CP MEAL strategy.
S/he will work to improve CRS Mali programs quality in utilizing project MEAL tools and standards. S/he will support the strengthening of CRS Mali staff, and indirectly partner staff, capacity in utilizing project MEAL tools and methodologies. S/he will keep abreast of MEAL approaches to ensure the use of technically appropriate monitoring and evaluation models and information systems. S/he will be based in the Bamako office and have an effective coordination of the MEAL Department throughout the CP in the sub-offices. The position will require travel in country for up to 30% of LOE.
- Master’s degree in one of the following: international development, international affairs, public affairs or related field with an analytic focus
- Four years’ experience working in a development setting, with at least three years of experience working in MEAL
- Affinity with or experience with ICT4D (iFormBuilder, ArcGIS, BarTender and Zoho) preferred
- Knowledge of CRS’ program quality standards, MEAL policies and procedures, the justice lens and Catholic Social Teaching principles preferred
- Understanding of U.S. Government grant provisions and guidelines, including proposal formats and reporting requirements.
- Strong capacity in project design, project management and MEAL
- Capacity to work closely, understand and support local Church partners
- Familiarity with policies, procedures and priorities of USAID, UN agencies and Caritas agencies preferred
- Native level English written and oral communication skills
- Professional level French written and oral communication skills
- Experience developing successful proposals and strategic alliances
- Experience in staff development and partner capacity required
- Detail-oriented and excellent time management skills
- Strong computer skills: Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher) and iFormBuilder
Full-time position in the Department of Family and Social Science at the University of Minnesota
Job Opening ID: 307110
This position will serve as the evaluation specialist on three individual grant/research projects for REACH and will work on varied tasks as a result. Responsibilities of the evaluation specialist include evaluation design, survey development and administration, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, report writing, and providing technical assistance to the USDA Children Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program. Duties include overseeing evaluation work of others being conducted on curriculum developed for the Department of Defense’s Military and Family Support Training System. The evaluation specialist will also assist with reviewing and synthesizing educational literature that is needed for projects housed within the lab.
- Must have either: a MA/MS degree in evaluation studies, family studies, psychology, sociology, or related field
- 1 or more years of research training
- Demonstrated strong writing skills