Job Req ID:  110417

Research Program Manager

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) works worldwide to save lives, improve health, and enhance well-being through the effective and responsible use of communication. A pioneer in social and behavior change communication (SBCC), CCP is based within the Department of Health, Behavior & Society (HBS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH). CCP’s organizational structure includes a number of separate divisions that work together to ensure the success of CCP’s endeavors across over 40 countries. CCP’s Research & Evaluation Division (R&E) conducts research to inform the development and evaluation of CCP’s programmatic efforts. The CCP Research and Evaluation Division’s is seeking a Research Program Manager who will assess the needs of the Division and establish and sustain processes for organizing, sharing, and promoting the use of knowledge created within R&E, as well as foster the future growth of the Division.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Intra-divisional Management tasks

  • Under the direction of the division director, lead initiatives to assess organizational and research capacity-building needs of the R&E division.
  • Identify opportunities for professional development for R&E division staff (workshops and trainings for qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods, etc.)
  • Develop and promote standard operating procedures for research administration activities (e.g., checklists for developing and disseminating RFPs, selecting and working with in-country research firms, planning and implementing fieldwork training, implementing data collection in the field) within R&E division.
  • Track and negotiate salary allocations for R&E division staff, in collaboration with R&E and CCP leadership.
  • Manage recruitment process (job description, requisition, screening applicants, liaising with HR) of new R&E division staff.
  • Develop and formalize the onboarding process for new R&E division staff to complement the global CCP orientation.
  • Oversee the onboarding process for new R&E division staff.
  • Identify and implement activities to foster team morale and create a collaborative and supportive work environment within R&E division (e.g., team building activities)
  • Monitor and update qualitative and quantitative software/hardware needs of the R&E division.
  • Manage and track data sharing requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking deadlines for research deliverables and help to keep researchers accountable.
  • Develop and maintain a searchable archive for the resources developed by R&E (for internal use by R&E) (e.g. reports, publications, presentations, training materials, data collection instruments)
  • Identify opportunities for dissemination of CCP research, including (but not limited to) identifying calls for manuscripts for special issues of relevant journals, and tracking submission deadlines for international meetings/conferences.

Coordination with other CCP Divisions

  • Build and manage internal relationships with other CCP divisions.
  • Liaise on behalf of R&E division with other divisions within CCP (e.g., StratCom, Finance, Human Resources) and represent R&E division interests as appropriate.
  • Work with R&E leadership and other CCP divisions to match individual researchers (depending on skill sets, interests, availability, etc.) with program and research opportunities.

External Partner/Donor Coordination

  • Identify potential grants/research opportunities for R&E division that advance the division’s strategic interests and expands its research portfolio.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Familiarity with the tasks and skills associated with qualitative and quantitative research, program monitoring, and use of project management/organization tools.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred.
  • Five years related experience, including demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in communication, public health, business/public administration, or related field.
  • Four years of experience in research-related management with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Knowledge management skills.
  • Experience developing/implementing/managing systems to effectively organize research-related processes, activities, outputs, etc.
  • Familiarity with SBC/health communication concepts and research.
  • Demonstrated success in facilitating team-focused approaches as well as relationships between divisions/units/departments.
  • Five plus years of experience in research management.
  • French or Spanish proficiency.



Classified Title: Research Program Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: Min $55,200 - Max $96,600 Annually ($94,710 budgeted; Commensurate with expereicne) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Communication Programs CCP  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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