We are seeking aSr. Research & Evaluation Officer who will lead complex and rigorous research and evaluation activities providing senior leadership at CCP in the use of social and behavioral communication research to support global, regional, national and local social and behavior change communication programs in international settings. They independently design and supervise research and evaluation activities, and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams in Baltimore and staff in CCP field offices to refine existing, and to develop and test new theories of communication and behavior change to advance SBCC program effectiveness, promote normative change and achieve improvements in public health. The
Sr. Research & Evaluation Officer designs new approaches and tools to collect quality research data and promotes their use in SBCC research. They will be a thought leader in the development of innovative research approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, and in the development and application of advanced statistical analysis to meet the needs of donor-funded projects. The Sr. Research & Evaluation Officer advises on and supervises the technical work of Baltimore and local research staff and alike in-country partners, and develops and conducts formal instructional activities for internal and external audiences to build capacity in SBCC research, evaluation, data use and learning. They have solid knowledge about new approaches and techniques in SBCC research and mentors and instructs staff for their professional growth and advancement. They are also expected to teach at least one course per year; for example, on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Health Communication Programs at the graduate level in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Sr. Research & Evaluation Officer represents CCP at national and international forums and technical expert panels and working groups, and informs on and promotes CCP research, products and programs globally through interactions with local, governmental, and international partners in the field, including Ministries of Health and other national health authorities, donor agencies, private sector research contractors, international NGOs, and universities. They develop and participate in data use and translational activities and help advance health communication science through publications, participation in professional meetings, and technical reports. They also lead the conceptualization and development of research, monitoring and evaluation sections of CCP grant proposals.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Theory, Frameworks & Models
Adapts and/or develops theories and/or models, frameworks using multidisciplinary paradigms to advance the field of SBCC.
Research & Evaluation
Conceptualizes and leads implementation of complex R&E study designs and IRB protocols, independently.
Advises, teaches and mentors on R&E SBCC designs, independently.
Tests new theoretical approaches.
Conceptualizes and develops complex RMEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, independently.
Guides the development of RFPs and vendor selection.
Guides the development of fieldwork training and implements fieldwork operations.
Guides and supervises the implementation of R&E studies and data quality assurance.
Leads and guides the conceptualization of R&E reports and manuscripts.
Advises on data visualization resources for reports and other products.
Coordinates/organizes panels and think tank groups based on relevant scientific data (expert in the field).
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Identify needs for MEL activities that fit the larger R&E program agenda.
MEL Data Analysis
Oversees final MEL plans and data analysis and interpretation.
Statistics and Analysis
Advises on development of innovative R&E analysis.
Advises, conducts and/or supervises R&E data cleaning and preparation for analysis.
Advises, conducts and supervises quantitative analysis using sophisticated methods.
Advises, conducts and/or supervises R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis, independently.
Advises, conducts and supervises qualitative analysis using sophisticated methods (semantic, axial coding, conceptual mapping, others).
Leads respective sections of proposal development (includes original ideas for theory, MEL, program models and strategies, research and PMP).
Leadership and Professional Development
Promotes global use of new knowledge of CCP's models, products and practices (includes, academia, organizational levels, country level).
Contributes communication and SBC expertise to the organization of technical working groups and panels at international level.
Mentors and supervises staff independently.
Collaboration and Communication
Facilitates collaboration across units in the organization and with other external and related entities.
Facilitates constructive working relationships within the organization.
Doctoral Degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science.
At least 10 years of relevant experience.
At least 8 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.
Teaching experience a plus.
Foreign language ability a plus in French, Spanish, Arabic, or other common national/regional languages of Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia.
Classified Title: Sr. Research & Evaluation Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MI Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH at 111 Market Place Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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