The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing nearly 3,000 local health departments nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Program Analyst Refugee, Immigrant, Migrant Communities.
Program Analysts are responsible for providing professional support for programmatic and internal activities, including implementing, coordinating, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member and team needs; assessing policies and programs; and providing senior level administrative support, as needed. Program Analysts have a foundational understanding of public health principles and practices and familiarity in their designate area of work.
Program Analysts typically report to a Senior Program Analyst or Director. Program Analysts can complete projects or components of large-scale projects/programs with moderate supervision. A Program Analyst has frequent contact with outside organizations, NACCHO members, or other NACCHO staff regarding project coordination, implementation, and promotion.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
The Program Analyst – Refugee, Immigrant, Migrant (RIM) Communities will play an essential role in NACCHO’s infectious disease portfolios. Under the leadership of team members, the Program Analyst will ensure implementation of projects designed to inform NACCHO RIM health programming; Support strategies by local health departments (LHDs) to recommend, review, and select culturally and linguistically appropriate health education materials, and collect and share success stories and lessons learned around collaborating with RIM communities to address communicable disease and pandemic response. The Program Analyst will partner with external organizations to disseminate health education and communications resources for RIM populations to LHDs, RIM communities and other stakeholders.
The Program Analyst will support the Senior Program Analyst in building local health department capacity and leadership to engage with RIM communities to prevent and control COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This will include drawing upon public health strategies effective in RIM countries to facilitate peer learning collaboratives, provide technical assistance and support for decision-makers, and other stakeholders about RIM community engagement, culturally appropriate health communications and health education, and infectious disease prevention and control strategies including testing, case investigation and contact tracing, vaccination, and linkage to care.
The ideal candidate will have prior public health experience and/or experience working with refugee, immigrant and migrant populations, and experience related to governmental public health, public health policy, the provision of technical and capacity building assistance, partnership development, and project management.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
- Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
- Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Actively listens and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving.
- Project Management – Develops and implements plans to complete project activities to support the completion of overall project goals.
- Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
- Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
- Performance and Quality – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
- Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of specialization.
- Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as writing and disseminating reports/briefs, creating, and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and planning meetings, developing and analyzing surveys, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders.
- Assists in implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, including developing tools such as surveys and interview guides, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analyzing, and synthesizing data, and disseminating summary information internally and externally.
- Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning.
- Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities.
- Communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
- Supports the operation and management of NACCHO workgroups, which includes planning and overseeing meetings, supporting the workgroup chair, providing, or coordinating technical and capacity building assistance; and drafting policy statements.
- Contributes to the development of presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences.
- Supporting communications staff to share and promote internal activities and public health news relevant to designated area of work.
- Serves as liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to designated area of work.
- Supports the provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
- Supports the development, coordination, and implementation of trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
- Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
- Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or advanced technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Masters and/or a professional degree in a relevant field preferred.
- Knowledge of global public health principles, practices, and policies and/or of public health concerns, challenges and approaches within refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities
- Knowledge of association or membership organization environments.
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.
- Basic program evaluation skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Intermediate writing skills
- Intermediate oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Intermediate analytical skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
- Ability to understand, explain and/or calculate appropriate statistics when necessary.
- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
- Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social and physical factors.
The physical demands 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.
- Frequently required to sit.
- Occasionally required to walk.
- Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
- Occasionally required to talk or hear.
- Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
- Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
- Occasionally required to travel.
- The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate
Salary Range: $61,040 – $64,870
Mandatory Vaccination Policy: As a Public Health organization, NACCHO follows CDC guidelines and advisories relating to the health of all. NACCHO has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all NACCHO employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19.
We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: PN – 403 Program Analyst Refugee, Immigrant, Migrant Communities.
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short- and long-term disability plan and paid term life insurance.
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.