Business Strategy Consultants

Business Strategy Consultants seeks an experienced social scientist to work on research and evaluation activities. This position will support the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)’s Division of Child and Family Development in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), with particular focus on child care and early education policy research. OPRE conducts rigorous research and evaluation for improving child and family well-being. The Office studies ACF’s social services programs and the low-income and at-risk children and families they serve. Areas of focus include Head Start, child care, welfare, employment and self-sufficiency, child abuse and neglect, responsible fatherhood and healthy marriage, maternal and infant home visiting, and youth services.
Responsibilities will include:
·          Assist federal staff in oversight of research contracts and grants from inception through completion of satisfactory report and dissemination of results.
·          Work with federal staff and existing grantees and contractors in identifying emerging issues and question in need of new research, synthesis or interpretation for policy decision-making.
·          Coordinate collaborative efforts among grantees, contractors, other researchers in the field and federal staff to promote sharing of research findings, methodologies, and measurement approaches.
·          Monitor new and emerging research relevant to ACF programs and assists federal staff in coordinating the integration of research into current projects and future planning.
·          Provide expertise around data analysis and research methodologies.
A Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Child Development, Family Studies, Developmental Psychology, Public Policy, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work or related fields. Experience with research, program evaluation, and knowledge of policies and programs affecting children and families served by ACF programs.
This position will be located in Washington, DC.
More details about the position and how to apply are available in two updated postings: