Emory University Public Health Program Asc (Research Coordinator - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist) in Atlanta, Georgia



Under limited supervision, uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges. Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research. Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions. May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, web-based resources, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues. May work with clinical study sites on patient recruitment and data collection standards. Assists with data collection and data analysis. Contributes to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings. May assist in designing, developing, and conducting targeted training initiatives. May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives. Performs related responsibilities as required.


A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school.

Additional Details

This project is a process evaluation utilizing mixed methods and observational data to provide programmatic guidance to international partners in two locations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in monitoring and evaluation theory and practice in low resource settings. Applicants with direct experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa are encouraged to apply.


Orientation to CHE (Center for Humanitarian Emergencies), to our programs, to the DDMS project, the tools developed, and general acclimation to Emory/RSPH. Finance and systems (use) orientation.

This position is a 12 month appointment, possible extension contingent upon funding, that reports to an Atlanta-based Principal Investigator (PI) and requires 20-30% travel to Zambia and Liverpool for monitoring project progress. The employee will interface with research and administrative staff at Emory Rollins School of Public Health and with collaborating partners based at various locations across Zambia. May expand to other sites/countries, contingent upon funding.


  • Support the research, curricula, and program portfolio for CHE@Emory

  • Contribute to proposal development, fiscal management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting processes

  • Support CHE@Emory staff with relevant fundraising and business development professionals at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control to diversify and expand the funding base of the Centre

  • Be responsible for communication across research sites and collaborating agencies based in the U.S., Great Britain, and Zambia, including daily emails, and scheduled video/teleconferences

  • Serve as a point of contact and interact with the study personnel at the study sites to ensure smooth integration of the study into the clinical and programmatic setting

  • Facilitate with compliance to all aspects of the project protocols and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Prepare and present periodic progress reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and action items to document project progress and next steps in regular team meetings

  • Develop and monitor implementation of the evaluation plans

  • Prepare and submit ethics applications, including amendments and annual renewals to the in country Institutional Review Board (IRB) via LSTM

  • Review project ledgers and track expenses

  • Complete additional research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and Key Personnel


  • French language, reading, writing, and speaking preferred

  • Experience with international research projects

  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation theory and design

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

  • Must be a self-starter and efficient

  • Ability to work effectively and to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a geographically dispersed team

  • Accuracy and attention to detail is required

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of research study design, epidemiology and biostatistics

  • Knowledge of qualitative data and analysis

  • Must have the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner

  • Ability and desire to travel internationally multiple times per year to study sites to support the needs of the project

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite applications

  • Track record of leading monitoring and evaluation projects for global programs and settings

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Job Number 31231

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Global Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

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