Project Code: HHS-USA-1

Evaluation Consultant

Project Title Evaluation Consultant
Project Summary Seeking energetic and driven intern to help the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs synthesize and report data on youth outcomes across federal agencies.
Country United States
Agency Health and Human Services Department
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The IWGYP works to promote coordination and collaboration across federal departments and agencies to support youth and young adults, ages 10-24. It involves 21 departments and agencies that work together to improve programs for youth. We also maintain youth.gov, engage.youth.gov, and related social media (currently Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook).

We are seeking an Evaluation Consultant with an interest in working with administrative data sets and creating data visualizations. The Evaluation Consultant will assist IWGYP’s efforts to track and continuously improve outcomes for youth based on a positive youth development approach. The Evaluation Consultant’s activities will build on existing efforts undertaken by IWGYP including use of a modified Delphi methodology to develop a common youth outcomes framework across federal agencies and the development of a web-based dash dashboard.

Projects may include:
1. Communicating with federal agencies about measures and datasets focused on positive youth development
2. Merging administrative sets from cross agencies and creating composite variables
3. Reporting data to the IWGYP including via an online outcome dashboard
4. Contributing to internal and external presentations and preparation of manuscripts

Required Skills or Interests

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicating effectively with teams about data and evaluation
• Understanding how to work with administrative data sets (e.g., cleaning, merging, and conducting descriptive analyses of quantitative data)
• Familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R) and data visualization platforms (e.g., Tableau)
• Working both independently and collaboratively on assigned tasks in a virtual environment.
• Meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work.

Interests:
• Monitoring and evaluating initiatives focused on positive youth development
• Communicating with federal agency staff about measurement and datasets
• Using data analysis and visualization software
• Reporting data in ways that are understandable and engaging

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data analysis
Data visualization
Research
Additional Information

Interns in undergraduate and graduate programs are welcome, including those in a field of study related to topics of interest to the IWGYP or with an interest in such topics. Visit youth.gov/topics and engage.youth.gov/topics to learn about topics of interest to the IWGYP.