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Job Req ID:  64504

Monitoring Officer

The Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Monitoring Officer I  (MO I) provides technical support to monitoring and evaluation activities for domestic and international programs implemented by CCP, with guidance from higher R&E level staff. 


This MO I will be tasked with supporting the Breakthrough ACTION (BA) COVID-19 prevention and vaccine promotion portfolio. BA is a five-year USAID funded project that encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors through innovative approaches to social and behavior change (SBC) implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program (CCP). BA’s COVID-19 portfolio includes works in over 15 countries around the world to plan, implement, and evaluate SBC interventions that support planning and implementation of COVID-19 strategies and plans, coordination of COVID-19 vaccination stakeholders, and strategic risk communication related to COVID-19. In order to monitor BA’s work and relevant health concerns around the world, it has developed a global monitoring system based in DHIS2 that monitors the implementation of its COVID-19-related efforts.


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 and 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 behavioral 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 behavioral science with one year of monitoring experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Language skills a plus (particularly French and/or Spanish) 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.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Oversees country-level monitoring officers as well as local consultants.


The position is open to international candidates, however, international candidates may have to apply and be considered within the local context and recruitment regulations/organization policies. Additionally, salaries will be commensurate with the local salary market.


Classified Title: Monitoring Officer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $61,554 - $84,701 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


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.


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