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Job Req ID:  23278

Research & Evaluation Officer II

General Summary/Purpose

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
  • 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
  • Conducts quantitative analysis using advanced statistical methods (PSCORE, Path, Multilevel, MCA, Multidimensional, Latent variable, Fixed/Random, DiD) w/Support
    Qualitative Analysis
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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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