The Center for Communication Programs is 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. They 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 scope of work:
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Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
I. 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.
II. Research & Evaluation
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
Conceptualizes and develops RMEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support
Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools, independently
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
III. Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)
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
IV. Statistics & 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.
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
V. Business Development
Contribute to proposal development (includes suggesting original ideas for theory, MEL, research and PMP) w/Support
VI. 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
VII. 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.
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: Limited Schedule: As Needed Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Remote Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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