Overview

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) was named a top Workplace for 2021 by the Washington Post!

Who are We?

APHL is a national nonprofit located in Silver Spring, MD that is dedicated to working with members to strengthen governmental laboratories with a public health mandate. We promote effective programs, public policy and we strive to provide health laboratories with the resources and infrastructure needed to protect the health of residents of the United States and to prevent and control disease globally!

Position Summary
The Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Fellowship/Internship (F/I) will work within the APHL Quality Systems and Analytics (QSA) program to support the implementation of a standardized monitoring and evaluation system. The Specialist will also serve to collect relevant data on the fellowship and internship program, and provide support for data analysis and data reporting. The Specialist will also provide support for scheduling, meeting agenda, minutes, and communication activities. This position reports to the Manager of M&E in the QSA program.

Duties & Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Specialist will support the implementation of the evaluation and performance measurement plan to assist APHL’s Fellowship/Internship (F/I) efforts. Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of Fellowship/ Internship data to support the monitoring and evaluation plan (Evaluation Performance Measurement Plan- EPMP), Data Management Plan (DMP) and program goals.
  • Support qualitative and quantitative data analysis as needed and provide editorial review and quality check of F/I related monitoring and evaluation products.
  • Clean, format, organize data from in-house APHL surveys and secondary data sources.
  • Develop infographics as well as creates data briefs, technical reports, fact sheets and other appropriate educational and marketing materials.
  • Maintaining data collection tools and reporting templates.
  • Schedule meetings, develop and distribute agendas, collect and generate meeting minutes.
  • Monitor and respond to email requests, and prepares internal communications to relevant program stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the QSA team on other duties as assigned.

APHL Weeks:

We require remote positions to travel into the office for APHL’s weeks twice a year. APHL will not reimburse for this travel. Please keep in mind that salary is based upon the DC market and we do not adjust for geographic areas that are less expensive.

Vaccination:

The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Successful candidates for employment with APHL must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. Please confirm that you are comfortable with these two requirements.

Employment Standards- Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, statistics or related field and a minimum of two years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven track record for applying knowledge and concepts in the implementation of performance monitoring systems and evaluation studies.
  • Proven track record in collecting and analyzing basic quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Experience in preparing reports and summaries.

Knowledge
• Knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation and data collection methods, such as surveys.
• Proficiency in survey platforms such as Qualtrics and Survey Monkey.
• Demonstrated SharePoint and MS Office suite skills.
• Administrative tasks requiring organization and record-keeping.
• Interest in laboratories or the public health field preferred.

Skills
• Demonstrated skills in implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, members, government personnel, and others.
• Strong coordination skills.
• Demonstrated skills in report writing, editing, and creation of appropriate charts, tables, and graphics.
• Excellent organizational skills with emphasis on details.

Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and in a team setting, organize work projects and complete tasks within assigned timeframes.
• Ability to establish working relationships with diverse groups.
• Ability to follow APHL operating procedures and tracking systems.
• Ability to collaborate within a team setting.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Association of Public Health Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.