The Section Head serves as a member of the leadership team in the Office of International and Integrative Activities (OIIA). OIIA supports the NSF Director’s Office through policy analysis and special projects to address Foundation priorities. OIIA plays a leadership role in developing, overseeing and leading cross-cutting activities in close partnership with other NSF Directorates and Offices to improve NSF’s management practices and promote unity and alignment in support of the Foundation’s mission.
The Section Head provides leadership in managing the independent collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of program and thematic evaluation data to inform decision-making on the strategic direction of the agency. The incumbent works with senior leadership to establish an annual evaluation agenda to gather timely information to important questions and develop strategies for using data to inform decision making. Provides intellectual leadership for designing and/or supporting efficient longitudinal studies and using innovative evaluation designs in assessing progress and benefits to the scientific research investments.