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Job Req ID:  59878

Monitoring Officer

The Department of CCP Research and Evaluation seeks a Monitoring Officer to provide technical support to monitoring and evaluation activities for domestic and international programs implemented by CCP, with guidance from higher R&E level staff. The role will also assist Research and Evaluation Officers with activities along the continuum of monitoring, evaluation and learning, from conception and design to results interpretation, reporting and data use. Also, will support the work of local monitoring and evaluation staff in CCP country offices, including locally based consultants and vendors, to implement data collection activities for program monitoring. Individuals in the Monitoring Officer I position have basic knowledge and experience in program monitoring designs, performance monitoring plans, electronic data collection, data visualization platforms, and analysis using analytical software. With support from higher-level monitoring and R&E staff, the Monitoring Officer I develops monitoring tools, develops and maintains MEL databases, and analyzes and interprets MEL data. The Monitoring Officer I could travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA), with support from higher-level R&E staff.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


I.  Theory, Frameworks & Models

  • Demonstrates knowledge of public health, communication and/or social psychological theories.
  • Contributes to application of SBCC theory and models to RMEL studies and monitoring plans w/Support.


II. Research & Evaluation


Research Design

  • Support the development of R&E designs to fit the local context and programs based on monitoring data w/Support
  • Coordinates technical input from in-country MEL staff w/Support


Tools Development

  • Develops drafts of MEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support
  • Coordinates the development of program partners' monitoring data collection tools w/Support
  • Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools w/Support


Field Work

  • Develops drafts of RFP for MEL data collection and reviews competitive proposals w/Support
  • Develops and implements field training w/Support
  • Coordinates MEL data collection and quality assurance in the field per approved IRB protocol w/Support



  • Contributes to the development of MEL 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 including from virtual dashboards for reports and other products w/Support
  • Presents MEL findings at external and internal meetings and conferences w/Support


III.  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)


MEL Design

  • Develops MEL plans and IRB protocols w/Direction
  • Operationalizes MEL plans (including virtual dashboards) and IRB protocols w/Support
  • Implements MEL plans and data quality assurance w/Support


MEL Data Analysis

  • Analyzes MEL data for program feedback and reporting Independently
  • Updates monitoring design to adjust to program changes while keeping an integrated system, independently


IV. Statistics and Analysis


Quantitative Analysis

  • Conducts and/or supervises MEL data cleaning and data preparation for analysis (includes integrating partners' data into dashboard), independently
  • Performs quantitative analysis using statistical software (EXCEL, STATA, SPSS) and/or or dashboard analytics (includes GIS mapping) and interpretation, independently


Qualitative Analysis

  • Conducts and/or supervises MEL data preparation and codebook development for analysis, independently
  • Performs qualitative analysis of MEL data using software (Atals.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) and/or or dashboard analytics and interpretation, independently


V.  Business Development

  • Leads the MEL section of proposal development (including draft text and PMP) w/Support


VI. Leadership and Professional Development

  • Participates in internal CCP, R&E and MEL learning activities (includes staff meeting, CoP, StratComm, TIPS, others)
  • Participates and shares learning opportunities that advance R&E and MEL skills within diverse communication and public health areas
  • Presents at Research in Practice Brown bags, independently
  • Manages students and temporary staff, independently
  • Manages working groups w/Support


VII. Collaboration and Communication

  • Seeks input from team members (in country, HQ) to develop comprehensive MEL plans and documents, independently


Other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioural science with at least 3 years of program monitoring experience. At least one year is relevant international-experience.  


  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioural science with one year of monitoring experience.


*Spanish language proficiency for a professional setting is required.*



Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of communication and/or behavior change theory
  • Database development, management, and analysis using analysis software 
  • Additional language skills a plus (especially French), and solid knowledge of mobile data collection applications as well as data visualization platforms such as DHIS2.



Technical Qualifications/Specialized Certifications:

  • Qualified in mobile and web data collection and visualization platforms.


Physical Requirements:

International travel as needed.


Classified Title: Monitoring Officer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: ​​​​​​​JH at 111 Market Place 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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