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Job Title: Research & Evaluation Officer
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Organization: Johns Hopkins University
Posted: 6/14/2022
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD   
Position Description: Research & Evaluation Officer

We are seeking a Research & Evaluation Officer (REO) who designs and implements research and evaluation activities for socio-behavioral change and health communication programs, with support from higher-level R&E staff. This role works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams in Baltimore and with staff in CCP field offices to apply theories of communication and behavior change to program strategies, to promote normative change and achieve improvements in public health.

The REO, with guidance from higher-level R&E staff, develops innovative research approaches and conducts state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research and statistical analysis, to meet the needs of donor-funded projects and coordinates the work, and builds the capacity of staff and in-country partners in effective evaluation approaches for communication programs.

The REO, with support from higher-level R&E staff, represents CCP at national and international forums, 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. With guidance from higher-level R&E staff the REO, also assists in the preparation of grant proposals. This individual will also travel internationally to provide STTA for research activities, with some support from higher-level R&E staff.

The person hired into this REO role will provide support to the following projects:

COVID “Global Goods”

• Under the Breakthrough ACTION program, this position will manage the research scope of work for the COVID “Global Goods” agenda of the COVID portfolio. This includes but is not limited to overseeing the indicators and evaluation one to two SBC related toolkits and guides that will be disseminated globally. Toolkits will cover topics such as how to develop and implement a comprehensive, strategic rumor monitoring system. Additionally, the REO will provide support to global goods activities including analysis of SBC promising practices to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake (among health workers and the general population), the applicability of implementing those practices in different contexts, and a job aid for health workers to improve their communication with clients for increased vaccine acceptance uptake.


• The Research and Evaluation Officer will support social science research activities under the Advancing Evidence for Global Implementation of Spatial Repellents (AEGIS) project. This includes development of research protocols, training of field teams, and implementation of fieldwork in one or more AEGIS research countries (Kenya, Uganda, and Sri Lanka). He/She will coordinate and support the work of locally based research staff in one or more project countries, and travel internationally as needed, to implement research activities.

BA Liberia:

• Under Breakthrough ACTION Liberia (BAL), this position will manage research activities related to that buy-in through the end of the funding timeline (estimated Fall, 2022), which includes multiple health topic areas (COVID-19, family planning, malaria and WASH). This may include working with local research firms to finalize data sets, analyses and conclusions. Attend relevant BAL research meetings, provide research related capacity development (limited basis), compile and deliver presentations, and develop reports based on study findings. Additionally, the REO will provide support to implementation of the MEL plan and data reporting requirements.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Theory, Frameworks & Models

• Demonstrates solid knowledge of public health, communication, sociological, anthropological and/or social psychological theories. • Applies SBCC theory and models to RMEL studies, independently.

Research & Evaluation

Research Design

• Conceptualizes R&E study designs and IRB protocols w/Support. • Leads the implementation of R&E studies and IRB protocols w/Support. • Supervises the implementation of R&E studies and data quality w/Support.

Tools Development

• Conceptualizes and develops RMEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support. • Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools, independently.

Field Work

• Develops RFP for R&E data collection and reviews competitive proposals, independently. • Develops and implements field training, independently. • Manages and supervises R&E data collection and quality assurance in the field per approved IRB protocol w/Support.


• 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, 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.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

MEL Design

• Identify needs for MEL activities that fit the larger R&E program agenda w/Support.

MEL Data Analysis

• Oversees final MEL plans and data analysis and interpretation w/Support.

Statistics & Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

• Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals w/Support. • Conducts and/or coordinates R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis w/Support. • Performs quantitative analysis using statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS) and interpretation, independently.

Qualitative Analysis

• Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals, independently. • Conducts and/or supervises R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis w/Support. • Conducts qualitative analysis using software (Atlas.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) and interpretation, independently.

Business Development

• Contribute to proposal development (includes suggesting original ideas for theory, MEL, research and PMP) w/Support.

Leadership & Professional Development

• Participates in and contributes to internal CCP, R&E and MEL technical groups that includes diverse communication and public health project areas. • Contributes ideas and participates in CCP's stakeholders and partners' meetings w/Support. • Manages working groups, independently.

Collaboration & Communication

• Seeks input from team members (in country, HQ) to develop comprehensive R&E plans and documents w/Support. • Contributes to open dialogue and candid discussions that motivates and fosters the growth of the team.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

• Master's Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in Communication, Public Health, or related behavioral science with at least 6 years of relevant experience. • At least 2-3 years is relevant international experience.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., DrPH, ScD) in Communication, Public Health, or related behavioral science with at least 3 years of relevant experience. • At least 2 years is relevant international experience.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

• Knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS).

Classified Title: Research & Evaluation Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $83,150 - $114,320 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at 111 Market Place Department name: ???????Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit id-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Closing Date: 9/14/2022
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