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Job Req ID:  34637

Monitoring Officer II

General Summary/Purpose:


The Monitoring Officer II will be responsible for in-country technical leadership and program oversight for all program monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MEL), per CCP policies, with activities along the continuum of research from conception and design to results interpretation, reporting and dissemination. The Monitoring Officer II will establish quality M&E systems and guidance for the central and division level offices, ensure data quality standards are met, and fulfill research and reporting expectations for program staff, donors and stakeholders in a timely manner. This position will oversee all research conducted including ethical compliance, protocol development, data collection tools development, data analysis and report writing. They will also have a lead role in the selection of research vendors, training of field teams, and implementation of fieldwork. The Monitoring Officer II will lead additional analyses of available national data sets and take the lead in preparing high-quality research reports and journal publications.


The Monitoring Officer II will report to the Chief of Party. The Monitoring Officer II will build the MEL capacity of local Liberian staff and office systems, as well as manage and supervise MEL staff, if relevant. Over the course of the project, the Monitoring Officer II will also supervise consultants and contractors.



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 R&E studies w/Direction.

 II.  Research & Evaluation

Research Design

  • Conducts literature reviews to support R&E designs, IRB protocols w/Support
  • Coordinates technical input from in-country staff w/Direction


Tools Development

  • Develops drafts of R&E quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support
  • Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools w/Support


Field Work

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



  • Contributes to the development of research 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 for reports and other products w/Support
  • Presents research findings at external and internal meetings and conferences w/Support


III.  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

MEL Design

  • Conducts literature reviews to support MEL designs, IRB protocols w/Support
  • Coordinates technical input from in-country staff w/Support
  • Assists with identification of key indicators and development Performance Monitoring Plans (PMPs) for projects w/Support


MEL Data Analysis

  • Compiles and analyzes monitoring data to provide program feedback w/Direction


IV.  Statistics and Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

  • Assists with R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis w/Support
  • Performs quantitative analysis using statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS) and interpretation w/Support


Qualitative Analysis

  • Assists with R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis w/Support
  • Performs qualitative analysis using software (Atlas.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) and interpretation w/Support


V.  Business Development

  • Contribute to proposal development (including draft text and PMP) w/Direction


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
  • Expands into diverse communication and public health project areas w/Direction
  • Leads the organization of Research in Practice Brown bags w/Support
  • Provides technical backstop for R&E staff, as needed w/Support
  • Manages students and temporary staff w/Support.
  • Manages working groups w/Support


VII.  Collaboration and Communication

  • Involves and fully informs team members and supervisors in a timely way.
  • Provides technical backstop for R&E staff, as needed w/Support


Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Master’s Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioural science

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • One year is relevant international-experience.



Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioural science.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Monitoring Officer II position have advanced education and/or training, and knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods including research designs and statistical analysis using analytical software, and conducts data analysis with support from higher-level R&E staff. 




Classified Title: Monitoring Officer II 
Working Title: Monitoring Officer II  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF 
Starting Salary Range: $70,805 - $97,437 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a-5:00p / 37.5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 98-MD:Non US 
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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