Evaluation related positions: Term-limited Title 42 in Global WASH & ORISE fellow in NCIPC/DVP

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Tomei-Torres, Francisco A. (ATSDR/OAD/OCDAPS)

Jan 15, 2021, 12:40:21 PMJan 15
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 Please see below for 2 evaluation-related positions: One term limited Title 42 position and the other an ORISE fellowship in NCIPC/DVP (note that this  ORISE evaluation fellow position is not part of our Evaluation Fellowship Program – look for that announcement in next few days).

 GS-12 (Title 42) WDPB Behavioral Scientist


The Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Epidemiology Team in the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA is seeking a behavioral scientist. The Global WASH Epidemiology Team works to improve WASH and health throughout the world, including mitigation of key infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. This term-limited full-time equivalent (FTE) position will be at the GS-12 level and will assist our program in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating activities to increase access to and use of WASH measures, such as hand hygiene, safely-managed sanitation, and regular environmental cleaning, to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in the short, medium, and long term. Projects are planned in the Eastern Africa Region and Central America Region and include efforts to improve access, management, and use of WASH measures in public places, households, and health care facilities.


The successful candidate will work in collaboration with epidemiologists, health scientists, communication specialists, and environmental microbiologists from CDC headquarters, CDC country offices, and implementing partners to monitor and evaluate these projects. Specifically, they will assist with activities that will include developing protocols; designing monitoring plans; designing and analyzing data from qualitative evaluations to assess feasibility, acceptability, and adherence to WASH interventions; and compiling and disseminating evaluation results to key partners and stakeholders.


The position is based in Atlanta, GA and travel is required as travel-restrictions due to COVID-19 allow. Experience in development of WASH monitoring and evaluation studies, analysis of qualitative data, scientific writing, and work in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) or with LMIC populations is required. A Ph.D. degree in behavioral science, health promotion, or another related field is preferred. A Master’s degree with significant field experience will also be considered.


Interested candidates should contact David Berendes (uw...@cdc.gov) and Matt Lozier (wf...@cdc.gov) with their CVs.



DVP Program Evaluation Fellowship Announcement


The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA is seeking candidates for an Oak Ridge Research Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship. Through its programs and initiatives, DVP works with national organizations, state and local health agencies, and other partners to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention strategies. This position is in DVP’s Prevention Practice and Translation Branch (PPTB). The branch oversees DVP’s programs and provides program evaluation support and training and technical assistance. It also promotes the dissemination of science and practice-based evidence through translation products.


The fellow will work under the mentorship of the Associate Chief of Program (ACP) in the Office of the Branch Chief. The ACP coordinates programmatic activities in the branch to increase the impact and effectiveness of PPTB programs and facilitates the application of science to practice through cross-program evaluation. The ACP also coordinates cross-branch reporting activities, facilitates an evaluation community of practice and works to streamline and standardize evaluation practices and processes across the branch, including the online data collection system designed to monitor and evaluate Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) activities of funded recipients.  Currently, we have five programs that address sexual, intimate partner, youth and teen dating violence, as well as child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences. The ACP works directly with program teams to apply science to practice through translation materials and technical assistance and disseminates program evaluation findings through various communication channels.

Project Description

The fellow will support the ACP to coordinate programmatic activities and will work directly with the ACP to conduct the cross-program evaluation activities to assess the effectiveness of PPTB programs. This includes developing and implementing an evaluation plan (and logic model), developing a crosswalk of data elements, outcomes and indicators across PPTB programs, managing and analyzing data and developing translation and dissemination products. The fellow will be expected to bring together multiple streams of information to develop evaluation findings. The fellow will be mentored by the ACP but will have an opportunity to work with other program staff including project and evaluation officers.


Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with designing and implementing cross-program evaluation of PPTB programs, including collecting, extracting, managing and synthesizing program data from the DVP Partners Portal (online data collection system), visualizing and disseminating evaluation findings
  • Develop a crosswalk of data elements, outcomes and indicators across PPTB programs
  • Participate in standardizing evaluation activities in the branch
  • Coordinate and develop materials for translation and dissemination
  • Provide support and help to facilitate the evaluation community of practice activities
  • Communicate with program staff, subject matter experts, and partners to implement the cross-program evaluation
  • Support the ACP’s efforts to integrate findings in recipient resources and translation products
  • Present findings to internal and external audiences


This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The appointment is full time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The initial appointment is for two years but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and contingent upon availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending upon educational level and experience. Health insurance coverage is required and available through ORISE. Participants do not become employees of CDC or ORISE, there are no fringe benefits paid, and moving expenses are not authorized. Visit http://orise



Preferred candidates will possess a master or other terminal degree in program evaluation, public health, or another social or behavioral science. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Highly qualified candidates would possess:

  • Competencies to apply program evaluation concepts and methods to public health programs
  • Training or experience with public health concepts particularly as they apply to health promotion and prevention
  • Training or experience with collecting, extracting and managing data, implementing procedures for evaluation activities, and disseminating evaluation findings
  • Training or experience with qualitative and quantitative methods applied to public health programs
  • Experience with coordinating project activities and timelines
  • Competencies to develop high quality written materials and deliver presentations
  • Competencies to take initiative in getting tasks started and problem-solving to successfully complete project tasks and goals
  • Strong interest in working with a team to set priorities and accomplish project tasks
  • Experience with violence prevention is preferred but not required.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a brief statement of interest and a curriculum vita or résumé via email to Dr. Phyllis Ottley at vc...@cdc.gov . Please indicate availability for potential start dates in the email. Preference will be given to candidates available to start as soon as possible. The position is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Applications are due by 5:00 EST on January 29th, 2021. Please reference DVP Program Evaluation Fellowship in all communications.


WDPB Behavioral Scientist Position Description_v2.docx
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