The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) uses social and behavior change communication, knowledge management, research and evaluation, and capacity building, to inspire healthy behaviors worldwide.
The Research & Evaluation Officer II independently designs research and evaluation activities for socio-behavioral change and health communication programs. S/He works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams in Baltimore and staff in CCP field offices to adapt and apply theories of communication and behavior change to program strategies, to promote normative change and achieve desired behavioral and public health goals. The Research & Evaluation Officer II independently develops innovative research approaches and conducts qualitative and quantitative research and advanced statistical analysis, to meet the needs of donor-funded projects. S/He also independently supervises the work and builds the capacity of staff and in-country partners in effective research, evaluation and learning approaches for SBCC programs. The Research & Evaluation Officer II represents CCP at national and international forums. S/He develops and participates in data use and results sharing activities and contributes to the development of health communication science through publications, professional meetings and technical reports, independently. S/He also independently contributes to the preparation of grant proposals.
Performance is measured by five criteria (Quantity of Work; Quality of Work; Initiative, Problem Solving & Innovation; Interaction with Others; Communication) for each of the seven competency areas below.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
The Research and Evaluation Officer II is expected to perform the following activities competently:
I. Theory, Frameworks & Models
Demonstrates solid knowledge of public health, communication, sociological, anthropological and/or social psychological theories.
Adapts new theoretical approaches and models w/Support.
II. Research & Evaluation
Conceptualizes R&E study designs and IRB protocols, independently
Leads the implementation of R&E studies and IRB protocols, independently
Conceptualizes and develops RMEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, independently
Advises on the development of mobile and electronic data collection tools
Develops Requests for Proposals for R&E studies, including data collection, and reviews competitive proposals, independently
Develops and implements field training independently
Manages and supervises the implementation of R&E studies and data quality assurance, independently
Contributes and/or leads the development of R&E reports and manuscripts (includes scientific writing) presentations, posters, blogs and other products, using writing that is accurate, clear with logical flow, and appropriate for different audiences, independently
Develops data visualization resources for reports and other products, independently
Presents research findings at external and internal meetings and conferences, independently
III. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Identify needs for MEL activities that fit the larger R&E program agenda, independently
MEL Data Analysis
Oversees final MEL plans and data analysis and interpretation, independently
IV. Statistics and Analysis
Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals, independently
Conduct and/or coordinates R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis, independently
Leads respective sections of proposal development (include suggesting original ideas for theory, MEL, program models, research and PMP) w/Support
VI. Leadership and Professional Development
Participates in and/or leads internal CCP, R&E and MEL technical groups.
Contributes communication and SBC ideas and participates in CCP's stakeholders and partners' meetings, independently
Mentors and supervises staff w/Support
VII. Collaboration and Communication
Seeks input from team members (in country, HQ) to develop comprehensive R&E plans and documents, independently
Contributes to open dialogue and candid discussions that motivates and fosters the growth of the team.
Masters Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with at least 6 years of relevant experience. At least 2-3 years are relevant international-experience, or Doctoral Degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with at least 3 years of relevant experience. At least 2 years are relevant international-experience. Working knowledge of French language is required.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of and application of communication and/or behavior change theory; quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches and design of protocols; program monitoring skills, advanced statistical methods; qualitative and quantitative analysis and use of software; Health and data visualization.
Classified Title: Research & Evaluation Officer
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Center for Communication Programs
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30p-5p/37.5 hours
Location: 111 Market Place, Candler Suite 310
Personnel Area: School of Public Health
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