Program Evaluation Specialist

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Full Time



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2356 University Ave W, Suite 430
Suite 430
Saint Paul
United States


The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Program Evaluation Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing components of CVT’s program evaluation and research initiatives for U.S.-based programs. This position supports the Research department in the collection, storage, analysis and reporting of client and program information. The Program Evaluation Specialist will collaborate with program managers and clinical leadership. The position will assist in using knowledge gained through evaluation and research for program design and program development and to advance knowledge in the field.



The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.



  • Program Evaluation Implementation: Collaborate with research/evaluation staff, project managers and others in the collection, entry, and secure storage of CVT program evaluation data. Maintain program evaluation systems including software and databases. Collaborate with program and research staff to implement research to assess the effectiveness and impact of CVT’s projects and interventions. Review and recommend program evaluation enhancements and implement new program evaluation initiatives.


  • Development of Measures and Evaluation Instruments: Collaborate with other research staff to develop measures and other program evaluation instruments. Assist Research Associates in developing instruments to monitor client and/or program improvement and share with program staff.    


  • Knowledge and Data Dissemination: Advise program management and leadership on the implications of evaluation and research findings. Develop and deliver presentations on client outcomes to staff and external stakeholders. Analyze data, develop reports and publish and present on findings from program evaluation and research to advance knowledge in the field of torture treatment, trauma and human rights.           


  • Training: Assist research staff in coaching and training program staff, partner organizations and external stakeholders on program evaluation instruments and methods (including data collection, instrument development and implementation, interviewing skills, data analysis, and reporting).       



Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • M.A. or M.S. in Program Evaluation, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Economics, Data Science or related fields in the social sciences with a strong emphasis on research, statistics, and/or program evaluation
  • At least three years of applied experience in program evaluation and statistical analysis
  • Experience with implementing a range of quantitative program evaluation methods
  • Experience conducting and instructing in descriptive, bi-variate and multivariate inferential statistical tests (e.g. repeated measures analysis of variance and regression analysis)
  • Experience in applying academic/theoretical ideas and knowledge in direct service settings (e.g. sampling theory, theory of change, determining appropriate statistical techniques to respond to evaluation questions about complex problems and interpreting finding of scientific papers). 
  • Experience presenting information through data visualization techniques (charts, tables, graphics, etc.)
  • Experience in the interpretation / translation of program evaluation and research findings in direct service program settings.


Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • More than three years of applied program evaluation experience
  • Experience with qualitative and mixed-methods program evaluation methods
  • Experience working with organizations that serve refugees and/or survivors of torture or other gross human rights violations
  • Experience or training in instrument development
  • Experience in grant proposals and reporting


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Sufficient understanding of human rights or physical and mental health constructs to work with teams of practitioners in the development of population and context sensitive methods and measures
  • Sufficient mastery of statistical software (e.g. SPSS, R or SAS) to be able to conduct and instruct on inferential statistical analysis
  • Ability to work in-depth with data sets (including ability to clean data)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
  • Interest in working with human rights and vulnerable populations
  • Ability to travel to locations across the Twin Cities metro and St. Cloud (regularly), Atlanta (one or two times per year) and conferences (as-needed)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by April 22nd to


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