We are seeking Evaluation Consultants to work with us. Consultants generally work on two to three projects at a time across our broad portfolio of work as well as assist in proposal writing and new business development. Topic areas may include HIV and infectious diseases, women and childrenís health, health equity, social determinants of health, substance use disorder, health systems, access to care, health policy, and emergency preparedness. While we will prioritize experience in one or more of these areas in our candidate search, the critical skills we are seeking are related to program evaluation. The Evaluation Consultant will work with clients and project staff to develop and implement evaluation designs, collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, develop findings and recommendations, and communicate findings in written and oral formats. We expect the Evaluation Consultant to work collaboratively with team members and be able to lead and follow through on various evaluation implementation tasks. As an organization, we are committed internally and externally to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging; candidates should have an understanding of how racism and social determinants of health affect health outcomes, and equitable evaluation best practices.
-Collaborate with team members to develop evaluation designs, including evaluation frameworks, logic models, data collection methodologies, qualitative and quantitative data analysis plans, IRB applications, OMB clearance applications, and outlines of reports and other communication products
-Establish processes, timelines, and teams to implement evaluation designs
-Develop data collection tools and data management processes
-Conduct primary data collection and management through surveys, focus groups, key informant interviews, observations, and other processes
-Analyze, synthesize, and visualize data using qualitative (e.g., NVivo) or quantitative (e.g., SAS, Stata, R) analysis software
-Collaborate with team members to develop and document findings and recommendations
-Develop evaluation reports and other communication products to share results
-Communicate with clients and other stakeholders throughout the process in a responsive and respectful manner
-Present results to various audiences, including at conferences, in webinars, in peer reviewed journals, and in other settings
-Assist in the development and writing of proposals for new business development
-Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge related to program evaluation and the professional growth of staff in this area
Qualifications & Requirements
-Masters degree with 3-8 years experience in program evaluation or Ph.D with 1-5 years experience in program evaluation
-Strong foundation in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-method program evaluation methods, and data management
-Broad understanding of health care, health policy and health equity issues in the United States
-Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate study findings for an array of audiences
-Strong interest in working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and team environment that emphasizes quality, rigor, critical thinking, objectivity, diversity and inclusion, equity, and professional development
-Strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects with multiple project directors, and work independently and proactively with minimal supervision
-Experience in facilitating meetings, planning, and processes
-Comfort with the MS Office package, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
-Experience in one or more of JSIís portfolio areas strongly desired
-Experience working with federal or state health agencies strongly desired
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 09/30/2022.
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), a leading public health research and consulting organization dedicated to advancing the health of individuals and communities, is seeking three Project Associates to join our energetic and collaborative Bow, New Hampshire team. This entry level position will be responsible for supporting our growing portfolio of U.S.-based projects focused on collaboration and collective action across reproductive health, health care transformation, substance use and mental health, and other public health initiatives at the local, state and national levels. JSI projects span a wide variety of topics including: substance use disorder, emergency preparedness, aging, Medicaid reimbursement, maternal and child health, access to primary care and behavioral health; strategies to advance health and racial equity including addressing social determinants of health; Tribal health; environmental health and justice; women, family and childrenís health; HIV; payment reform; and multisector approaches to advancing population health.