2 Re:build Researcher US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:    Re:build Researcher (2 Jobs)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager 


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education,
and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote
peace and long-term development.


Job Summary:  The IRC is seeking a Researcher, based in
Nairobi or Kampala to support the design, development, management and
implementation of the research, learning and evidence generating activities for
a 30M+ euro five and a half year, multi-country multi-stakeholder urban
livelihoods programs implemented in Nairobi and Kampala.


The Researcher will
be a part of the Re:Build regional project team and the ERD technical
unit.  The Researcher will be based in
IRC’s country office in Uganda, Kampala or IRC’s regional hub in Nairobi,
Kenya. This position will also work closely with Airbel – IRC’s research and
innovation lab.


The Economic
Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD TU) at the IRC is responsible for
providing dynamic, innovative support to IRC’s field offices for their economic
and livelihoods programming. This unit promotes best practices and ensures the
IRC delivers high quality livelihoods programs. The Airbel Research and
Innovation Department supports the various technical units across the IRC to
conduct or backstop research studies and innovation projects, and also leads
initiatives that provide resources for country programs to design and implement
programs based on evidence.


The Re:Build
Researcher will play a critical role in the Re:Build project and within the ERD
TU and R&I unit to carry out activities in support of the economic
programming research priorities. The Researcher will be specifically
responsible for: (i) coordinating across the various actors involved in the research
including country teams, academic partners, donors and internal departments
across IRC; (ii) provide support with business development activities and
managing research projects, and (iii) play a lead role in reporting research
activities and progress to donors, and internal and external audiences. This
position requires strong project management skills, excellent interpersonal and
communication skills and prior experience working with qualitative &
quantitative data.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

research related business development activities, including conducting
literature reviews, brainstorming research design ideas, developing proposals
and engaging with country programs

Play a
lead role in securing ethics approval for ERD research studies and ensuring
that all ERD research studies comply with ethical requirements and IRC research

closely with relevant country programs to lay the groundwork for research

direct support in rolling out and managing research activities related ERD
priority areas, including but not limited to developing the work plan and
managing the budget

in developing research instruments, conducting data collection training, and
monitoring progress of research activities

Serve as
advisor or co-investigator on research projects

Play a
lead role in monitoring the quality of data collected and conducting data
analysis, including cost-efficiency analysis and rolling out and monitoring of
performance metrics for ERD programs

Play a
lead role in coordinating within ERD and across technical units and country
programs to collect the necessary information for donor reporting. Responsible
for ensuring completion and timely submission of donor reports

for coordination with academic partners, when applicable

research dissemination activities, including developing presentations, briefs
and blog posts on research design and findings

the IRC’s ERD research priorities at internal and external events, as needed


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant
for the International Rescue Committee  job must hold a PhD or
Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, or related field

Experience:  PhD with 2-3 years or
Master’s with 4-6 years of work experience in research on topics related to the
humanitarian or development sector. Experience working with complex datasets
and managing research projects.

degree of proven organizational and project management skills required, and
experience facilitating groups of stakeholders to deliver high quality outputs
according to established deadlines

qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills. Knowledge of
STATA preferred

conducting research or managing research projects in humanitarian and/or
development settings

At least
one-year field research experience in humanitarian or low-resource setting,
with demonstrated experience leading their own research

training and supervising field teams, project management, and history of
publication of results

internal and external communication and coordination capabilities and
capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing
skills required.

in or knowledge of cash and/or voucher programs and livelihoods interventions
and relevant research preferred

managing donor funded programs and grants, including budget management,
workplans, and reporting, and providing technical input to proposal-budget
development efforts

Skills: English required


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




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