||Tyler Stuart Spencer [ profile ]
Seeking Evaluation Manager/Consultant for HIV Prevention Program in DC
Apr 19th, 2012 - 16:36:56
My organization is looking for assistance in planning a large-scale
evaluation. Please use the email below (evaluation (at) grassrootproject.org) to
submit applications and queries. Your help in circulating this is greatly
Looking forward to meeting and hosting many of you in DC at AIDS2012!
*Job Announcement: Evaluation Manager at The Grassroot Project*
Founded in January 2009, The Grassroot
uses sports and athlete role models as a platform to educate, inspire, and
mobilize youth to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS. TGP is one of the first
non-profit organizations to be designed, initiated, and managed by current
and former NCAA athletes. Today, more than 300 athletes from more than 30
sports teams at Georgetown, Howard, and George Washington Universities have
run semester-long programs in 30 DC middle schools and community centers,
and we have exposed our 8-week, games-based program to more than 1,500
at-risk youth. These programs have shown promise in reducing sexual risk
behavior, decreasing stigma, and improving students HIV-related knowledge,
attitudes, communication, and decision-making.
In order to position ourselves for long-term scale up of TGP programs,
TGPs strategic priorities for 2012-2013 are focused on three areas:
1. *Impact*: Evaluating our core programs using a rigorous, experimental
2. *Innovation*: Developing new and creative ways of achieving our
mission, given the latest research in the field of HIV prevention.
3. *Infrastructure*: Building the capacity of our student-athlete
volunteers and recent graduates, and developing and improving internal data
Despite widespread implementation of sports-based HIV prevention
interventions around the world, there has never been a rigorous evaluation
of such interventions using a randomized controlled design. TGP is in
position to launch one of the first randomized controlled trials (RCT) in
the field. Conducting this RCT will help us to better understand the impact
our program is having on the lives of the young people we serve.
The TGP Evaluation Manager will be in charge of preparations for the
evaluation. Specifically s/he will be responsible for identifying and
applying for applicable grants, writing and submitting ethics approval
forms, establishing an evaluation plan and timeline, and developing
protocols and recruitment procedures.
A successful candidate will start in May 2012, and the position will last
until August 2012, with the possibility of the Evaluation Manager coming on
staff full time to implement the evaluation. Hours are part time, with the
successful candidate spending a maximum of 15 hours per week on the project.
Core Responsibilities of the Evaluation Manager are:
1. *Evaluation Development* Work with the CEO of TGP, GWU, and DC
Schools partners to develop evaluation study design, timeline, budget, and
2. *Organization Management* Take on overall responsibility for
building TGPs internal capacity to implement the evaluation activities.
3. *Finances* produce regular financial and progress reports to the
CEO and Board.
4. *Donor Management* Coordinate writing of major reports to
evaluation funders. Coordinate additional funding proposals for the
evaluation (as necessary).
It is important that the Evaluation Manager:
- Maintains the TGP culture of passion, hard work, and teamwork.
- Thinks strategically and makes decisions based on the overall strategy
of the organization.
- Is not afraid to make tough decisions and take on a leadership role.
- Empowers staff at all levels to make day-to-day decisions by providing
overall direction and challenging staff to carry out work without
- Holds staff accountable while also being fair and transparent and
providing sufficient structure, process, and tools in order for them to
- Cares about TGP staff and volunteers and ensures that they are
learning and developing along with the organization.
- Represents the mission of TGP professionally and enthusiastically
while working with the DC public school systems teachers and administrators
Expected deliverables will conclude by early September in time for the
start of the evaluation:
- Literature review of RCTs for program evaluation of HIV prevention
- Protocols for data collection procedure and development of survey tools
- Manual preparation and evaluation guidelines
- Assent and consent forms
- Submission of ethics approval (to IRB of GW and school system)
- Support of all stakeholders in the final evaluation plan
- Proposals for funding for the RCT
- Educational background in program evaluation (Masters or PhD
preferred), with experience in developing evaluation protocols and ethical
- Strong interpersonal skills both in terms of internal human management
and external stakeholder/donor cultivation
- Strong verbal communication skills (for working with administrators in
school system, etc)
- Proactive and strategic with a focus on achieving results
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Comfort in working under pressure and able to make decisions
- Willing and able to deal with administrative issues
MORE / LESS HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter and resume including a list of references to
evaluation (at) grassrootproject.org by Saturday, April 28 at 5 pm.
North America RFP
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
(E): tyler (at) gyca.org
GYCA is a youth-led global network of over 6,000 young leaders and adult
allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in 173 countries world-wide. GYCA's
mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources
and opportunities they need to scale up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst