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Job Title: Research Associate
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Organization: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Posted: 12/15/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
Position Description: The incumbents will be appointed at the Research Associate (RA) level and serve as research faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The incumbent will be involved in at least two of the Institute’s projects, including, but not limited to the following:

Evaluation of the Global Fund in Mozambique and Senegal

This evaluation aims to assess the impact of the Global Fund investment in Mozambique and Senegal. The project will also build capacity for data analysis and reporting using innovative methods and existing curriculum, and will revise existing materials to meet the needs of the in-country partners. Quantitative, qualitative, geospatial and modeling methods will be used to evaluate the Global Fund’s investment in HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and health systems programs on disease, policy and financial outcomes.

Real Accountability: Data Analysis for Results (RADAR)

As a part of the Canadian government’s initiative to improve accountability for its health investments, RADAR is developing and testing tools to standardize and improve evaluation of MNCH&N programs in low-income country settings. Our tools include data collection instruments coded into the computer assisted interviewing platform, manuals for collecting and processing the data, and commented analysis code. RADAR is working side-by-side with program implementers to use the tools and analyze the data, capacitating them as we work. We also plan to build capacity to use the tools in a pool of Canadian experts who will support implementers of the Canadian government’s MNCH&N activities in the longer term.

Evaluation of Seqota Initaitive Phase I: Multisectorial Nutrition in Ethiopia

The Seqota Initiative is a high-level strategy by the Government of Ethiopia to end child stunting by 2030 by engaging all relevant sectors including Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Water and Irrigation and Social Protection. IIP-JHU is serving as technical advisors to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute as they carry out an impact and process evaluation of SD Phase 1 (2017-2020) to identify promising interventions and implementation strategies for scale-up regionally and nationally by 2030. The research associate will support and supervise EPHI team in programming tools, data collection, data management and data analysis during several rounds of household and facility surveys.

More information can be found at the IIP website,

The Research Associates will work independently in close collaboration with IIP’s principle investigators (PIs), responding to the needs of each project. The specific position responsibilities are listed below, followed by the overall, general responsibilities of the data unit.

Data Unit responsibilities:

Manage secondary data, including mapping of existing sources, extracting data, assessing the quality; managing and organizing various sources, analyzing, documenting analytical methods, and producing text and visuals supporting summary reports. Facilitate primary data collection including working on teams to developing tools and leading the creation/modification of data management protocols and manuals; programming, training and implementing computer assisted personal interview (CAPI) systems; developing and conducting data quality assurance procedures and analyzing, documenting analytical methods, and producing text and visuals supporting summary reports from the data collection exercise. As part of teams, provide expert advice and guidance about collection, management and analysis of data. As part of teams, disseminate findings to in-country and global communities through peer-reviewed publications, reports and presentations. As part of teams, develop plans for and build in-country capacity for management, analysis, visualization of data through workshops, trainings and one-on-one mentoring. As part of teams, contribute to regular required reporting to donors on progress.

Qualifications: Required

Masters-level training in public health or related field with a focus on quantitative methods Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills. Ability to work independently, juggle multiple activities and competing priorities, and deliver on time. Experience and expertise in data management and analysis Proficiency in programming in STATA or R statistical package. Competency and experience in, or aptitude for developing and managing state of the art Computer Assisted Personal Interview applications including Open Data Kit (ODK). Experience supporting quantitative studies in low-and-middle income countries.


Knowledge of global health and impact evaluation-related technical terms and concepts. Knowledge of nutrition, HIV, TB, malaria and maternal and child health would be a plus. Competence and experience with R statistical package Experience using geospatial data and performing geospatial analyses Experience, expertise and interest in displaying results for multiple audiences French and/or Portuguese fluency.

Organization Description: The incumbents will be member of the Institute for International Programs (IIP) technical team which is within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. IIP’s mission is to improve the evidence base for strong public health programming for maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition (MNCH&N) programs, working collaboratively with research institutions and Governments in low and middle-income countries. IIP is currently implementing several projects in these countries, most of which involve data collection, management, analysis and publication as well as training and capacity building these activities.

Closing Date: 3/15/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Brittany Furgal,  Research Associate
Contact Location: 615 N Wolfe St

Baltimore   MD  21205
United States
Contact Location: 615 N Wolfe St
  Baltimore   MD  21205
  United States
Contact Phone: 4432872748 
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How to Apply: Please upload a cover letter highlighting your relevant education, experience and skills and an updated CV to through the Interfolio website here ( Screening will start immediately on a rolling basis. The position will be filled once a suitable candidate is identified, so early application is encouraged.

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