The Research & Evaluation Officer designs and implements research and evaluation activities for socio-behavioral change and health communication programs, with support from higher-level R&E staff. He/She works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams in Baltimore and with staff in CCP field offices to apply theories of communication and behavior change to program strategies, to promote normative change and achieve improvements in public health. The Research & Evaluation Officer, with guidance from higher-level R&E staff, develops innovative research approaches and conducts state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research and statistical analysis, to meet the needs of donor-funded projects and coordinates the work, and builds the capacity of staff and in-country partners in effective evaluation approaches for communication programs. The Research & Evaluation Officer, with support from higher-level R&E staff, represents CCP at national and international forums, 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. With guidance from higher-level R&E staff the Research and Evaluation Officer, also assists in the preparation of grant proposals. He/She will also travel internationally to provide STTA for research activities, with some support from higher-level R&E staff.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
I. Theory, Frameworks & Models
Demonstrates solid knowledge of public health, communication, sociological, anthropological and/or social psychological theories.
Applies SBCC theory and models to RMEL studies, independently. II. Research & Evaluation Research Design
Conceptualizes R&E study designs and IRB protocols w/Support
Leads the implementation of R&E studies and IRB protocols w/Support
Supervises the implementation of R&E studies and data quality w/Support
Conceptualizes and develops RMEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support
Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools, independently
Develops RFP for R&E data collection and reviews competitive proposals, independently
Develops and implements field training, independently
Manages and supervises R&E data collection and quality assurance in the field per approved IRB protocol w/Support
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, w/Support
Develops data visualization resources for reports and other products w/Support
Presents research findings at external and internal meetings and conferences w/Support
III. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Identify needs for MEL activities that fit the larger R&E program agenda w/Support
MEL Data Analysis
Oversees final MEL plans and data analysis and interpretation w/Support
IV. Statistics and Analysis
Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals w/Support
Conducts and/or coordinates R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis w/Support
Performs quantitative analysis using statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS) and interpretation, independently
Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals, independently
Conducts and/or supervises R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis w/Support
Conducts qualitative analysis using software (Atals.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) and interpretation, independently
V. Business Development
Contribute to proposal development (includes suggesting original ideas for theory, MEL, research and PMP) w/Support
VI. Leadership and Professional Development
Participates in and contributes to internal CCP, R&E and MEL technical groups that includes diverse communication and public health project areas.
Contributes ideas and participates in CCP's stakeholders and partners' meetings w/Support
Manages working groups, independently
VII. Collaboration and Communication
Seeks input from team members (in country, HQ) to develop comprehensive R&E plans and documents w/Support
Contributes to open dialogue and candid discussions that motivates and fosters the growth of the team.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Master’s Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with six (6) years of relevant experience.
Doctoral Degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with at least three (3) years of relevant experience. At least 2 years are relevant international-experience.
Candidates with French language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, R, SAS, ATLAS.ti, NVivo or comparable)
Classified Title: Research & Evaluation Officer Working Title: Research & Evaluation Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $82,325 - $113,185; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5:00p/ 37.5 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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