|Job Location:||Washington, DC|
|Department:||Research and Programs|
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.
The Deputy Director will assist in providing strategic direction, thought leadership, resource and talent management, technical oversight and quality assurance within the global research platform on Global Health, Youth and Development. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Director to develop and implement the overall operations strategy for the Portfolio. The Deputy Director will engage with key donors and other partners that support this portfolio’s ongoing business development. In addition, the Deputy Director will work closely with the Director and other senior management staff to consider options for portfolio configuration in order to expand career growth opportunities for senior and mid-level research talent. The Director should be travelling up to 25% time. S/he will serve as a member of the Global Senior Management Team (GSMT) and report directly to the Director.
The Deputy Director will work on the development of research, technical assistance, and evaluation related to gender, sexual and reproductive health, child marriage and/or adolescent health and development. The incumbent will possess strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation, particularly related to gender, health and/or adolescent development, domestically and globally. S/he will contribute to developing new ideas for analytic and program work and leading the development of proposals to secure funding for this work. The Deputy Director’s responsibilities will include managing projects; mentoring junior staff members; identifying and securing resources for team projects; engaging with donors and partners; and producing high quality deliverables in a timely manner. Responsibilities also include representing the team’s research through publishing, presentations, conferences, media briefings, speaking engagements, and professional networks; and, responsibility for financial planning and budgeting for projects.
PhD or master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Sociology, International Development or related social science.
Eight (8) years of post-doctoral or ten (10) years of post-graduate experience in evaluation, research, program and/or policy analysis in gender and development as it relates to several of the following thematic issues: sexual and reproductive health, child marriage and/or adolescent health and development. Demonstrated experience working in low- and middle-income countries. Proven experience in the design and conduct of formative, operations and/or evaluation research in health and social sciences in coordination with multiple international and in-country partners. Proven experience in providing training, capacity building and technical assistance for research and programming on gender and development. Demonstrated ability to translate research findings into policy and/or programming. Significant experience with project and budget management and donor/partner relations is essential. Spanish, French or other foreign languages a plus.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:
Provide managerial and technical leadership on projects:
Conducts research, monitoring and evaluation operations:
Provides leadership, facilitate collaboration between all levels of staff and ensures a positive ICRW office experience for employees
Interested candidates are expected to submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. ICRW is an E-Verify Employer.