Program Evaluation and Policy Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health (MCFH)

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Job Summary: 

Reports to: My-Phuong Huynh, Program Evaluation and Surveillance Manager

FLSA: Exempt

Status: Full-time, permanent

Supervises: NA

Created/Revised: 2020/2020          


The Program Evaluation and Policy Assistant will support the work of the Healthy Start and other MCFH initiatives through 1) using qualitative research skills to engage community members to inform the development and evaluation of MCFH initiatives, 2) supporting the implementation of A Running Start Health activities and 3) conducting policy analyses on relevant maternal and child health topics.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS                           


  • Create and conduct interview guides for focus groups and one-on-one interviews to inform and evaluate MCFH initiatives, including the maternal mortality review, the fetal infant mortality review, and a telelactation pilot program
  • Use qualitative software (Nvivo or Atlas TI) to analyze focus groups and interviews transcripts
  • Train MCFH staff in conducting focus groups and one-on-one interviews
  • Contribute to IRB submissions, grant writing, and reporting
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Help prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication
  • Analyze relevant maternal and child health policies and develop policy briefs for internal and external audiences
  • Represent MCFH at stakeholder meetings at the request of the MCFH director
  • Facilitate the A Running Start Health community Neighborhood Resources Group
  • Support implementation of initiatives from A Running Start Health, for example, an integrated physical and behavioral health pilot


  • A master’s degree in public health, public policy or equivalent from an accredited institution is required.
  • At least 1-2 years of work experience in qualitative research, policy analysis, and program implementation.      


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with Nvivo or Atlas TI required
  • Experience in conducting policy analyses required
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)


Standard office setting at workstation and periodic use of office equipment.


Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or as needed. 


Local travel to multiple sites and community meetings, upon request.


Transporting materials is limited to travel, if needed.


  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life,  AD&D and long term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy. 


The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.