The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a Chronic Disease Evaluation Coordinator to develop and implement program evaluation and performance management system for the State Actions for Prevention grant (the 1305 grant).
The Coordinator will lead the design and implementation of program evaluation and a performance management system for heart disease and stroke, diabetes, obesity, physical activity, nutrition, breastfeeding, and school health initiatives. Collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the development and implementation of evaluation for the State Actions for Prevention grant to assess progress toward goals, objectives, and performance measures. Utilize the CDC framework for program evaluation and evaluation processes. Design and implement methods to provide timely evaluation information back to the program for use in program planning, monitoring, and performance improvement. Engage program staff in the evaluation processes to increase their capacity to conduct and use evaluation findings. Engage internal and external program partners to determine assets, deficits, resources, and gaps. Develop evaluation strategies for program sub-recipients and contractors and work with program staff to track the reach, impact, and outcome of work performed. Collaborate with the State Actions for Prevention epidemiologist to assure alignment of the epidemiology/surveillance and evaluation activities to determine the impact and outcome of project activities. Write reports and summaries: detailing evaluation procedure and results; identifying areas for program improvement and programming gaps; and communicating the effectiveness and impact of program interventions. Assist in writing grant applications, budgets, and progress reports.
REQUIREMENTS: Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, biostatistics or related health care fields. Training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices is required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation.
PREFERRED: Three years working in health evaluation. Training and experience in the application of evaluation methodologies, principles and practice including logic and progress mapping, quality improvement processes, and data collection methods such as focus groups, key informant interviews, and surveys.
KSA: Ability to apply the principles of program evaluation, performance measurement/management, and continuous quality improvement to program operations. Ability to recognize and analyze trends in evaluation and performance management data to identify opportunities for improvements and possible solutions. Ability to demonstrate competence in analyzing and solving complex and difficult problems. Ability to demonstrate competence in group facilitation, collaboration, and partnership development. Possess strong leadership skills. Ability to develop and conduct needs assessments of issues important to the project/program. Strong oral and written communication, analytical, planning, problem solving, and decision making skills. Must be able to balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects/programs. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must be a team player.
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