Senior Technical Advisor Research And Inquiry

Care Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 4 months ago

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.

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

There are individuals who may use CARE's name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Some examples of these fees are placement fees or immigration processing fees. CARE does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an up-front fee of any kind. Occasionally, CARE does employ recruiting or placement agencies to help us identify candidates for specific employment within CARE. If you're contacted by a legitimate recruiting or placement agency, there should be no charge to you. If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud from someone purporting to be CARE, please contact us at legal@care.org.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.


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