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Job Req ID:  11260

Research Assistant

Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD
Salary:  $16.10 - $22.12
Status:  Casual

Department:  Center for Communication Programs
Work Schedule/Hours:  Up to 27 hours per week
Location: 111 Market Street 
Personnel area: School of Medicine



Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities were designed and implemented to assess the extent to which the 2018 Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Summit achieved its goals and how the Summit can be improved in the future years. A short online survey was sent to Summit participants in which both close-ended and open-ended questions were asked. The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will perform qualitative data analysis of open-ended survey responses and assist in producing both quantitative and qualitative tables, graphs, infographics, briefs or other information products.  This person will report to the Breakthrough ACTION Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor.


Specific duties and responsibilities:

Data Analysis

  • Code short answer free text responses (qualitative analysis) to four questions from online survey data (n=288) across respondent groups (e.g. employment sector)
  • Explore themes and patterns in qualitative data
  • Other duties as assigned


Presentation of Findings

  • Present findings in narrative form, tables, graphs, infographics, Powerpoint slide decks, briefs or other survey products as requested
  • Assist the Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor in triangulating findings from multiple data sources and producing narrative, tables, graphs, infographics Powerpoint slide decks, briefs or other survey products as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to perform data analysis in Atlas.ti
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Open to supervision and constructive criticism
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong writing and critical thinking skills
  • Qualitative data analysis experience



Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience.Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.



Masters Degree and three years of related experience. Previous experience analyzing qualitative data in Atlas.ti, Excel or other software,

coursework in monitoring and evaluation and experience in data visualization desired.



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


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