Classified Title: Research Project Administrator Working Title: Senior Research Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Salary: Commensurate with Experience Status: Full-Time
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) works worldwide to save lives, improve health, and enhance well-being through the effective and responsible use of communication. A pioneer in social and behavior change communication (SBCC), CCP is based within the Department of Health, Behavior & Society (HBS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH). CCP's organizational structure includes a number of separate divisions that work together to ensure the success of CCP's endeavors across over 40 countries. CCP's Research & Evaluation Division (R&E) conducts research to inform the development and evaluation of CCP's programmatic efforts. The CCP Research and Evaluation Division's Senior Research Coordinator will assess the needs of the Division and establish and sustain processes for organizing, sharing, and promoting the use of knowledge created within R&E, as well as foster the future growth of the Division.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Intra-divisional Management tasks:
Under the direction of the division director, lead initiatives to assess organizational and research capacity-building needs of the R&E division
Identify opportunities for professional development for R&E division staff (workshops and trainings for qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods, etc.)
Develop and promote standard operating procedures for research administration activities (e.g., checklists for developing and disseminating RFPs, selecting and working with in-country research firms, planning and implementing fieldwork training, implementing data collection in the field)within R&E division
Track and negotiate salary allocations for R&E division staff, in collaboration with R&E and CCP leadership
Manage recruitment process (job description, requisition, screening applicants, liaising with HR) of new R&E division staff
Develop and formalize the onboarding process for new R&E division staff to complement the global CCP orientation
Oversee the onboarding process for new R&E division staff
Identify and implement activities to foster team morale and create a collaborative and supportive work environment within R&E division (e.g. team building activities)
Monitor and update qualitative and quantitative software/hardware needs of the R&E division
Manage and track data sharing requirements
Develop and maintain a system for tracking deadlines for research deliverables and help to keep researchers accountable
Develop and maintain a searchable archive for the resources developed by R&E (for internal use by R&E) (e.g. reports, publications, presentations, training materials, data collection instruments)
Identify opportunities for dissemination of CCP research, including (but not limited to) identifying calls for manuscripts for special issues of relevant journals, and tracking submission deadlines for international meetings/conferences
Coordination with other CCP Divisions
Build and manage internal relationships with other CCP divisions
Liaise on behalf of R&E division with other divisions within CCP (e.g. StratCom, Finance, Human Resources) and represent R&E division interests as appropriate
Work with R&E leadership and other CCP divisions to match individual researchers (depending on skill sets, interests, availability, etc.) with program and research opportunities
External Partner/Donor Coordination
Identify potential grants/research opportunities for R&E division that advance the division's strategic interests and expands its research portfolio
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Familiarity with the tasks and skills associated with qualitative and quantitative research, program monitoring, and use of project management/organization tools.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and five years of experience in research-related management with increasing levels of responsibility. Advanced degree may substitute for some experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Knowledge management skills
Experience developing/implementing/managing systems to effectively organize research-related processes, activities, outputs, etc
Familiarity with SBC/health communication concepts and research
Demonstrated success in facilitating team-focused approaches as well as relationships between divisions/units/departments
Master's degree in communication, public health, business/public administration, or related field preferred.
Seven + years of experience in research management
French or Spanish proficiency
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