Senior Research Data Analyst

Maryland, United States
$$51,975 - $$71,497
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Salary: $$51,975 - $$71,497
Status:  Full-Time
Work Schedule/Hours: M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm 
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) works to inspire healthy behaviors worldwide utilizing social and behavior change communication, knowledge management, research and evaluation, and capacity building.

The Senior Research & Data Analyst (SRDA) provides technical support to research, monitoring and evaluation activities for domestic and international programs implemented by CCP, with direction from higher-level Research & Evaluation Officers (REO).  The SRDA assists REO with activities along the continuum of research from conception and design to results interpretation, reporting and dissemination. S/He also supports the work of research, monitoring and evaluation staff locally-based in CCP country offices, including research consultants and vendors, to implement and monitor research activities.  Individuals in the SRDA position have advanced education and/or training, and some knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative methods including research designs and statistical analysis using analytical software.  The SRDA will travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance, with direction from higher level REO.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Performance is measured by five criteria (Quantity of Work; Quality of Work; Initiative, Problem Solving & Innovation; Interaction with Others; Communication) for each of the seven competency areas below.

The SRDA is expected to perform the following activities competently:

I.  Theory, Frameworks & Models

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of SBCC theory and models, and applies it to R&E studies w/direction.

II.  Research & Evaluation

Research Design

  • Conducts literature reviews to support R&E designs, and IRB protocols w/Direction

Tools Development

  • Assists with development of R&E quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Direction
  • Assists with development of mobile and electronic data collection tools w/Support

Field Work

  • Assists with drafts of Request For Proposals for R&E data collection w/Direction
  • Assists with review of competitive proposals
  • Assists with development and implementation of field training w/Direction
  • Assists with supervision of R&E field work and quality assurance w/Direction


  • Assists with the development of research reports and manuscripts (includes scientific writing), presentations, posters, blogs and other products, with writing that is accurate and clear with logical flow, w/Direction
  • Contributes data visualization resources for reports and other products w/Direction

III.  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

MEL Design

  • Conducts literature reviews to support MEL designs, and IRB protocols w/Direction
  • Assists with identification of key indicators and development of Performance Monitoring Plans (PMPs) for projects w/Direction

MEL Data Analysis

  • Assists in monitoring data compilation for program feedback w/Direction

IV.  Statistics and Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

  • Assists with R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis w/Direction
  • Performs basic quantitative analysis using statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS) w/Direction

Qualitative Analysis

  • Assists with R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis w/Direction
  • Performs basic qualitative analysis using software (Atals.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) w/Direction

V.  Business Development

  • Assists with PMP for proposals w/Direction

VI. Leadership and Professional Development

  • Participates in internal CCP, R&E and MEL learning activities (includes staff meeting, CoP, StratComm, TIPS, others)
  • Leads the organization of Research and MEL Labs w/Direction
  • Manages students and temporary staff w/Direction

VII.  Collaboration and Communication

  • Involves and fully informs team members and supervisors in a timely way.
  • Provides technical backstop for R&E staff, as needed w/Direction

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of communication and/or behavior change theory; survey research and development of tools; quantitative and qualitative methods, database development, management, and analysis using analysis software; data visualization, interpretation, and results reporting; languages (fluency in written and spoken French required, and preferably Spanish).


Master's degree in communication, public health, or related behavioral science and one year related experience conducting field research activities and analyzing data. Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. This position requires highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.


Field research activities in developing countries and analysis of large-scale national surveys.

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

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