Senior Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation Analytics

Silver Spring, Maryland
up to 82,600 + a generous benefits offering
Sep 17, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Full Time

Senior Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation Analytics

Job LocationsUS-MD-Silver Spring

ID   2020-1220


# of Openings   1


Category   Institutional Research Salary


Position Summary

The Senior Specialist for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Analytics will work within the APHL Quality Systems and Analytics program to develop and implement standardized practices and sound protocols with practical application across APHL. (S)he will build a culture of learning and will work collaboratively with staff, members, partner agencies and other stakeholders to monitor and evaluate APHL’s programs and projects to determine performance indicators and measurable outcomes, and support continuous quality improvement (CQI). The Senior Specialist will also provide guidance and expertise on program planning and collaborate with project leads to ensure that APHL’s work is designed to leverage findings that improve effective implementation of public health laboratory programs, policy, and practices in support of the greater public health laboratory system.

Duties & Responsibilities

With minimum supervision, the Senior Specialist will implement, evaluate, and continually improve the evaluation and performance measurement plan to support APHL’s cooperative agreement. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, prepare, and implement data collection and analysis to support evaluation plans and program goals.
  • Develop, prepare, and present monitoring and evaluation reports and summaries, including tables, charts, and graphs.
  • Develop and deliver monitoring and evaluation‐related trainings for APHL staff and its membership, when appropriate.
  • Contribute to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of program and project data to inform programmatic and stakeholder decision-making and continuous quality improvement.
  • Research, assess, and implement efficient and high quality data collection and analysis processes, including the use of appropriate tools and software.
  • Research, assess, and implement processes to summarize collective efforts across the organization, i.e. establishing public-private partnerships or collecting best practices.
  • Provide expertise on development of performance monitoring systems and evaluation design at both a programmatic and organizational level.
  • Contribute to institutional learning processes, convene communities of practices, and track model practices in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Annual travel required in post-COVID, in alignment with APHL’s travel practices.


As is true for all APHL staff, completes other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards- Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in public health, epidemiology, statistics or related field, and a minimum of five years progressive and relevant experience is required. An advanced degree is preferred and may be substituted for work experience.
  • Proven track record for applying knowledge and concepts in the design, development, and implementation of performance monitoring systems and evaluation studies.
  • Proven track record in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and interpretation of results.
  • Demonstrated experience in data retrieval systems and online databases.
  • Experience in preparing reports and summaries, providing technical guidance and recommendations, and delivery of training.


• Substantial knowledge and practical application of monitoring systems, data collection and analysis, and the range of evaluation theories and methods is required. This includes performance measures, outcomes, and continuous quality improvement.
• Expertise in data collection methods such as surveys and polls, interviews, and focus groups is required.
• Fluency with computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, data collection, data analysis, and visualization software required, including Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey, and Power BI or Tableau. Familiarity with SharePoint preferred.
• Administrative tasks requiring organization and record keeping.
• Interest in laboratories or the public health field preferred


• Demonstrated skills in the design and implementation of monitoring systems and evaluation protocols.
• Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation of results.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, members, government personnel, and others.
• Strong coordination and project management skills.
• Understanding of non-profit organizational systems and structures.
• Excellent skills in report writing and presentation development, editing, and creation of appropriate charts, tables, and graphics.
• Demonstrated presentation and training skills.
• Excellent organizational skills with emphasis on details.


• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while also effectively collaborating with other monitoring and evaluation and program staff.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and assuring completion of projects in a timely and efficient manner.
• Ability to follow APHL operating procedures and tracking systems.
• Ability to lead and 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.

Criteria for Evaluation

Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.

Reports To

Director of Quality Systems and Analytics

Direct Reports


Position Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Association of Public Health Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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