Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Reports To: TEC-PHI Director
Classification: Full- time, Regular
Salary Range: $ 19.63 – $24.62 DOE
Education level: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
Location: Billings, Montana
Opening Date: May 14, 2019
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Starting Date: Immediately

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and RMTLC job application to
jobs@rmtlc.org

For application form and this job description, please visit https://www.rmtlc.org go to tab about-us and select work-with-us

Position Overview:
Under Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, Epidemiology Center (RMTEC) Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health Infrastructure Grant, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for providing technical support and assisting with monitoring and evaluation of all public health related grant/contract funded, projects and programs. This position’s salary will be based upon experience and education.

Essential Functions:
• Advise internal RMTLC grant programs and Senior Management in designing and planning evaluations, research and assessments.
• Programs include:
• Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health Infrastructure
• RMTLC Tribal Opioid Response
• IHS Epidemiology Core
• Primary Health Care Nursing and Dental placement project
• Housing and Urban Development grants
• Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
• Any additional public health grants and contracts received during employment period
• Provide input into the design, implementation, and dissemination of evaluations, research and assessments.
• Assist RMTEC Epidemiologists in selecting data collection methods for adequate monitoring and evaluation of public health programs performance (these methods may include field visits, quarterly reports, surveys, and other sources). Assist RMTEC Epidemiologists in reviewing these methods and making improvements to their monitoring and evaluation.
• Seek ways to streamline and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information.
• Coordinate the process for updating policy and procedure documents in the areas of monitoring and evaluation to align with the most current RMTEC polices and requirements.
• Work as a point of contact for evaluation at RMTEC and provide guidance to RMTEC teams on issues related to monitoring and evaluation.
• Regularly meet with the Director and RMTEC team to assess progress and planning
• Assist RMTEC program evaluation persons with evaluation activities specific to projects.
• Maintain accurate and complete project files electronically and, when appropriate, hardcopy format of assignments.
• Meet project deadlines with quality products.
• Attend all RMTLC and RMTEC meetings as assigned.
• Travel within the State of Montana and Wyoming service area to Tribal partners to conduct trainings, attend meetings, and provide technical assistance as requested. Out of State travel maybe required.
• Apply indigenous evaluation methods to RMTEC projects.
• Performs other related duties, special projects, and reporting as assigned as program progresses.

Requirements/Qualifications:
• Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, American Indian Studies, or in another health related field, plus 1-year work experience with a concentration in epidemiology, biostatistics, research and evaluation, or related work in monitoring and evaluation. An MPH or MS is preferred, or currently completing graduate course work leading to an advanced degree.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Additional Functions:
• Knowledge of evaluation tools and methods including SMART objectives, performance measures, indicators and logic models.
• Experience in monitoring and/or evaluation of grant funded project/programs
• Knowledge of program evaluation concepts.
• Skills in developing procedures to monitor and evaluate progress in achieving project objectives
• Communicate effectively through oral communication, written reports and presentations.
• Work in a cooperative and professional manner with all RMTLC staff.
• Demonstrate experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point. Must be willing to learn other software as needed.
• Sensitivity to others and ability to work respectively and cooperatively with the organization’s partners.
• Knowledge and understanding of the unique diversity of culture among the Tribes in the region.
• Ability to work as a group project leader and a project team member.
• Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Montana and Wyoming service area as assigned. Overnight stays are often required.
• Ability and willingness to use Microsoft outlook calendar system to track important dates, meetings, project deadlines, requested time off, etc.
• Valid driver’s license and submit to a background check.

Strongly desired:
• Experience working with Tribes in Montana and Wyoming and/or American Indian Tribal communities.
• American Indian/ Alaska Natives encouraged to apply.
• Veteran’s preference will be considered.

Job Classification: Regular Status, non-exempt, 1.0 FTE position with a six-month probationary period.
Upon hiring, applicant must read, sign, and comply with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Policy and Procedures.

Environmental Factors:
• Performs duties in a controlled, tobacco-free office environment.
• Employment period based on performance, as well as duration of grant funding – pending successful receipt of additional funding.

Statement of safe work practices:
As an employee of Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC), you will be required to comply with all RMTLC safety standards, policies and procedures, and all other applicable Federal, State, or Local safety laws and regulations as a condition of employment. This is a condition of employment in order to promote a safe working environment for all employees, contractors, and Tribes. This will be accomplished through observation and enforcement of safe work practices, which include, but are not limited to:
• Keeping yourself informed of conditions affecting your health and safety;
• Participating in training programs, as required and as they become available to you;
• Adhering to health and safety practices in the workplace;
• Promptly reporting potential hazard(s) in the workplace;
• Promptly reporting any injuries or accidents to your supervisor;
• Properly using RMTLC’s property/equipment and protecting it from damage or misuse;
• Respecting other RMTLC employees, contractors, and Tribal employee rights to a safe environment.

At-Will Employment:
All employment with Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council is At-Will Employment. While we strive to provide fulltime employment to all of our employees who so desire, we make no guarantees, expressed or implied, to provide and guarantee number of hours of employment in a given week. Changing conditions in Federal and private grants make it impossible to predict the demand for our services and as a result, all of our offers of employment are offers of At-Will Employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE):
Except for Indian preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA):
RMTLC abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
RMTLC abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, RMTLC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.