Job Application Due Date: 11/30/20
Hiring Company/Organization: Emory University
About the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center
The National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC) funded by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) was established to prepare the nation to respond to all high consequence pathogens. NETEC helps hospitals and public health throughout the United States (U.S.) combat infectious diseases such as the 2019 novel Coronavirus, Lassa Fever, Ebola virus, and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus by leveraging unique expertise, resources, and experience.
NETEC is a consortium of three institutions that successfully treated patients with Ebola virus disease: Emory University, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and New York City Health + Hospitals / Bellevue. NETEC assesses and assists health care facility readiness, educates and trains providers, provides real-time technical assistance, and builds a rapid response research infrastructure in the U.S.
This position will function as a program evaluation specialist and will be deployed to work with Emory University’s client, the NETEC, at the School of Medicine.
Coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive evaluation plan
- Participate in NETEC scoping and planning activities (e.g. strategic planning, evaluability assessment, IT infrastructure discussions)
- Work with NETEC Evaluation team, evaluability assessment consultants, and other stakeholders to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan, including a logic model and indicators, that identifies and prioritizes evaluation activities
- Conduct and oversee data analyses (quantitative and qualitative) and reporting on all evaluation activities as outlined in the evaluation plan
- Develop and test data collection instruments, surveys, interview/focus group guides, and other relevant data collection tools
- Contribute to NETEC progress updates and reporting
- Accountable for evaluation reports and utilization of data in practice to include holding meetings with stakeholders to discuss results, provide recommendations, determine action steps, and dissemination plans<
- Provide technical assistance on evaluation to NETEC stakeholders
Provide management support to the NETEC Evaluation Team
- Provide Evaluation Team project management support (e.g. facilitate team meetings; assist team with prioritizing, delegating, and managing work; guide team in troubleshooting challenges)
- Serve as primary point of contact between NETEC Evaluation Team and other NETEC stakeholders
- Supervise Emory Centers project staff and graduate research assistants, as assigned
- Work collaboratively with other NETEC Evaluation Team members
Serve as evaluation subject matter expert and liaison for Emory Centers
- Serve as the liaison for the contract relationship between NETEC and Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, including maintenance of communication and project milestones
- Actively participate in the Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement Center, including resource sharing and peer teaching
- Serve as a subject matter contributor on evaluation for other projects and programs within Emory Centers, as requested
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, and Psychology or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience implementing evaluation projects, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, managing databases, and developing data collection tools; experience leading multisite program evaluation and/or research evaluation projects
- Advanced Excel and experience with online survey systems (Qualtrics, survey monkey or RedCap); experience with qualitative analytic software (NVivo and MaxQDA); experience with statistical packages (SAS, SPSS, R)
- Data visualization is a plus
- Healthcare systems and/or emergency preparedness and response are plusses
- Training and technical assistance experience also a plus
Applications are due November 30, 2020.