We are seeking a Research & Evaluation Officer who will design and implement research and evaluation activities for the Centers socio-behavioral change and health communication programs. Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams in Baltimore and with faculty and staff in community-based sites to apply theories of communication and behavior change to program strategies, to promote normative change and achieve improvements in public health. The Research & Evaluation Officer, with guidance from Principal Investigators, develops innovative research approaches and conducts state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research and statistical analysis, to meet the needs of cross-team Center projects and coordinates the work, and builds the capacity of staff and partners in effective evaluation approaches for communication and social and behavioral health programs. The Research & Evaluation Officer, may represent the Center at community-based, 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. The Research and Evaluation Officer also assists in the preparation of grant proposals. This position will also travel to provide technical support for research activities.
Center for Indigenous Health Overview
The Center for Indigenous Health (CIH) is located administratively within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There are also satellite offices located in the Southwest and Great Lakes regions of the Midwest where much of our community-engaged work is done. CIH employs over 250 staff and faculty, has 10 distinct satellite offices and an annual operating budget of $25 million. The core activities housed at CIH include research studies of behavioral/ mental health, infectious diseases, a graduate and doctoral training and scholarship program and wide array of public health service activities. More information about the CIH can be found here: Home - Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health (jhu.edu)
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Theory, Frameworks & Models
Demonstrates solid knowledge of public health, communication, sociological and social psychological theories.
Applies cultural appropriate theory and models to research studies, independently.
Research & Evaluation, Research Design
Conceptualizes R&E study designs and IRB protocols w/input from PIs.
Leads the implementation of R&E studies and IRB protocols w/input from PIs.
Supervises the implementation of R&E studies and data quality independently.
Conceptualizes and develops quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, independently.
Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools, independently.
Develops RFP for R&E data collection and reviews competitive proposals, independently.
Develops and implements community-based training, independently.
Manages and supervises R&E data collection and quality assurance at community-based worksites per approved IRB protocol, independently.
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, independently.
Presents research findings at external and internal meetings and conferences, independently.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)
Identify needs for MEL activities that fit the larger R&E program agenda, independently.
MEL Data Analysis
Oversees final MEL plans and data analysis and interpretation, independently.
Statistics & Analysis, Quantitative Analysis
Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals, w/input from PIs.
Conducts and/or coordinates R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis, independently.
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/input from PIs.
Conducts qualitative analysis using software (Atlas.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) and interpretation, independently.
Contribute to proposal development (includes suggesting original ideas for theory, MEL, research and PMP) w/input from PIs.
Leadership & Professional Development
Participates in and contributes to Center strategic planning and development, R&E and MEL technical groups that includes diverse communication and public health project areas.
Contributes ideas and participates in Centers stakeholders and partners' meetings, collaboratively with community-based leadership.
Manages working groups, independently.
Collaboration & Communication
Seeks input from team members to develop comprehensive R&E plans and documents, independently.
Contributes to open dialogue and candid discussions that motivates and fosters the growth of the team.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS)
Master's Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science.
Six years of relevant experience. At least 2-3 years is relevant international experience.
Classified Title: Research & Evaluation Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $84,810-$116,600-$148,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Remote Department name: Center for Indigenous Health Personnel area: School of Public Health
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