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 Research Design
Conceptualizes R&E study designs and IRB protocols, independently
Leads the implementation of R&E studies and IRB protocols, independently Tools Development
Conceptualizes and develops RMEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, independently
Advises on the development of mobile and electronic data collection tools Field Work
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 Dissemination
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) MEL Design
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 Quantitative Analysis
Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals, independently
Conduct and/or coordinates R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis, independently
Develops integrated and triangulated R&E analysis plans per research goals w/Support
Conduct and/or supervise R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis, independently
Conducts and/or supervises qualitative analysis using sophisticated methods (semantic, axial coding, conceptual mapping, others) w/Support V. Business Development
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.
Doctoral Degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with at least six (6) years of relevant experience, including five (5) years international experience leading field research activities.
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;
mHealth and data visualization, languages (working knowledge of French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish).
Human subject’s research and ethics.
Classified Title: Research & Evaluation Officer Working Title: Research & Evaluation Officer II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $ 82,325 - $113,185; commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: As needed / up to 27 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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