| Summary Description: The Monitoring and Evaluation unit of the Millennium Villages Project based at the Center for Global Health Development (CGHED), a research unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, is focused on four core activities: comprehensive household surveys, outcome monitoring, process evaluations and economic costing. These four components provide a critical platform for analyzing progress in the Millennium Villages and other Earth Institute projects. We currently seek a Staff Associate to provide research support to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team for Millennium Development Goal (MDG) based projects in Africa. Based in New York City, the Staff Associate will work with health, education, and agriculture/business development data to support collection, processing, cleaning, and analysis. The Staff Associate will assist the Senior Research Scientist of the Millenium Villages Projects Survey Data Team with data collection, statistical analysis and reporting for all MVP project sites. The Staff Associate will also aid in the coordination, preparation, and development of training materials, field manuals, outcome monitoring data collection tools and analysis scripts in support of local monitoring and evaluation activities. Specific duties will include:Supporting the data collection, processing, cleaning, statistical analysis, and reporting within all Millennium Village Project sites in 10 countries. Data that will be collected includes health, education, and agriculture/business development. Assisting in preparing a package of outcome monitoring data collection tools, cleaning and analysis scripts, field manuals, entry templates, and training materials to help support local monitoring and evaluation activities around the MDGs. Provide general research support and training to the local/regional monitoring and evaluation coordinators in field data collection processes. Provide other research support as appropriate that may be required to meet project deliverables.|
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, information science, information management, information systems, public health or other related fields of study and at least four years of related experience are required. A Masters degree in economics, statistics, information science, information management, information systems, public health or other related fields of study may substitute for two years of work experience.Experience with Census Survey Processing (CSPro) software; management and use of large datasets; computer programing, and econometrics/statistical packages such as STATA (preferred) or SAS required.
Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in data analysis software such as Stata (preferred), SAS. SPSS, or other statistical package.
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