ORISE Evaluation Fellowship Opportunity at the CDC

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2016-2017 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. This is the 6th year of this initiative, and represents a major commitment by CDC to program evaluation and program improvement. For information about program evaluation at CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/eval/.

Under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer, the selected participant will be matched with CDC host programs to carry out program evaluation activities for/with those programs. Host programs will be selected through a competitive process to ensure participants are being assigned to productive evaluation activities that will both build the knowledge base of the program and enhance the professional development of the participant.

Typically, a participant will be assigned to one program for the duration of their appointment, but s/he may also serve on a series of smaller evaluation projects outside their host program to increase their exposure to CDC. The participants will interact primarily with the staff of their host program, but will receive support as a group and individually from Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) staff. S/he will have the opportunity to develop a customized training and professional development plan in consultation with their host program mentor and PPEO to ensure they fill skill gaps and gain visibility with CDC programs through the duration of their appointment. S/he will also have frequent opportunities to interact with colleagues in their fellowship cohort to promote the exchange of ideas and to further advance their knowledge and skills in evaluation.

Individuals with a doctoral degree in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or another STEM discipline, and with significant coursework in program evaluation and measurement, are eligible to apply. Master’s-level candidates from these same disciplines and with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also encouraged to apply. A qualifying degree must have been received within the past five years, and by spring 2016 at the latest.

How to Apply 
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The application deadline is April 15, 2016.
— Apply on-line at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/1964 (new window).
— Using the link above, upload a current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list.
— Complete a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Eval_Fellow_Appl_2016 (new window).
For further information contact, Dan Kidder at dtk8@cdc.gov.

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