SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR RESEARCH AND INQUIRY

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 June 2019
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Closing on 5 October 2019

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The overall purpose of this position is to provide leadership, quality control and capacity building for research and other forms of strategic inquiry around what works for lasting impact at scale across the humanitarian and development spectrum, highlighting CARE’s approaches to address systemic complex challenges, with a particular emphasis on gender equality and women’s voice.

Key areas of responsibility include the following:

1. Review, consolidate and advance CARE’s thematic research agendas to fill critical knowledge gaps towards its leadership in lasting impact at scale, in alignment with CARE’s 2020 strategy

2. Cultivate partnerships (internal and external) to accomplish research studies and provide strategic oversight and quality control for research processes and research-related partnerships, in close collaboration with technical teams

3. Define and implement a communication, dissemination, and influencing strategy for research findings that ensures internal feedback loops into programming and builds CARE’s profile for credible, compelling research, in collaboration with Regional and Country Offices and technical teams.

4. Identify relevant methods and data analytics to support strategic impact inquiries and other research

5. Ensure the level of quality and rigor in CARE’s research practice through the development of guidance and related policies and building staff capacity

6. Collaborate with the Fundraising and Competitive Bids Units to raise funds for pipeline research studies

Responsibilities:

  • Review, consolidate and advance CARE’s thematic research agendas to fill critical knowledge gaps
  • Cultivate partnerships (internal and external) to accomplish research studies and strategic oversight
  • Define and implement a communication, dissemination, and influencing strategy for research findings
  • Identify relevant methods and data analytics to support strategic impact inquiries and other research
  • Ensure the level of quality and rigor in CARE’s research practice through building staff capacity
  • Collaborate with the Fundraising and Competitive Bids Units to raise funds for research studies

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in a development-related field, with a preference for social science research or monitoring and evaluation. At least seven years of research related experience, preferably in low resource settings in developing countries.
  • At least 10 years of progressive professional experience in development organization performance assessment
  • Experience in social science research and monitoring and evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Theoretical background in CARE’s approaches and emerging approaches and discourse in development practice, such as complexity science, systems thinking, innovation and scaling for impact, ICT for Development, responsible data, among others
  • 3-5 years of experience at a global level in a multi-national organization on questions of impact and program quality assessment
  • Extensive knowledge of the history and practice of development since the colonial period and the changing paradigms of and for development over the last 100 years
  • Systems thinking
  • Process facilitation
  • Presentation skills
  • Expository writing and speaking
  • Training in research ethics

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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