International Program Evaluation Specialist
WESTAT - Rockville, MD

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Westat is a leading health and social sciences research organization with a growing portfolio of global health projects in developing countries. These projects bring Westat’s research-oriented skills to support evidence-based advances in global health. With the increased emphasis of donor agencies on assessing the effectiveness of their programs, we are currently seeking a senior level evaluation specialist with experience conducting process and outcome/impact evaluations of international health and other development programs. Program content includes HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, child survival, chronic diseases, surveillance, nutrition, and food security in developing countries. Of particular interest is the design and conduct of evaluations that measure program effectiveness. Skills in research design, data collection, qualitative research methods, and quantitative analysis are required. Experience with conducting outcome evaluations in developing countries using experimental or quasi-experimental designs, with planning and overseeing surveys, or with conducting economic analysis is preferred. Excellent verbal and written English skills are essential; foreign language capabilities are highly desirable. Some short-term travel to countries where evaluations are conducted is expected, but long-term in-country assignment is not required. A doctoral degree in evaluation science or in a relevant field with training in program evaluation is preferred. A master’s degree with at least 7 years of experience in international development program evaluation is required.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening based on the specific position which will include, at a minimum, criminal records history.

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