|Title:||Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Technical Specialist Level 3)|
|Job Location:||Kampala Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya|
About ICRW: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.
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will conceptualize, lead and provide technical oversight to multiple research and evaluation projects focused on ICRW’s focal areas which include gender-based violence, social inclusion, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. S/he will also contribute to and lead conceptual and business development opportunities and contribute actively to the Research and Programs, ICRW Africa department and ICRW more broadly. Travel of at least 20-25% will be required.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will lead and contribute to projects across topics, including violence against women, violence against children, women’s land and property rights, women’s economic empowerment and clean energy, HIV&AIDS, adolescent health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation: Designs rigorous observational research studies and experimental and quasi-experimental intervention studies. Works in multi-disciplinary teams to lead, design, supervise, and undertake mixed-methods research encompassing innovative qualitative methods and quantitative surveys. Analyzes primary and secondary data using appropriate methods, writes incisive products for diverse audiences, including research reports, peer-reviewed publications, and other outputs, such as policy briefs and reader-friendly blogs. Develops conceptual models and M&E frameworks to guide research and program evaluation.
Business Development: Develops areas of research and proposals that complement and build on ongoing research efforts and contribute to achieving ICRW’s overall strategic objectives. Works closely with colleagues to conceptualize and design proposals and projects, as well as to disseminate findings. Identifies potential funding sources and actively cultivates potential opportunities. Will actively engage with current partners & donors. He/she will also develop and cultivate relations with new partners and donors.
Project Management and Serves as project director, overseeing and contributing to development and management of project implementation (including workplans and budgets), supervision of project staff and consultants, liaising with ICRW support units and managing partner relationships.
Representation: Maintains professional expertise and recognition outside of ICRW through publishing and speaking in relevant forums. Authors publications and represents ICRW in the media and with colleague organizations; serves on coalitions and builds policy advocacy efforts in line with current research programs.
Technical Advisory Services: The senior specialist will provide technical assistance to a range of clients and partners on issues related to gender integration, monitoring and evaluation, health, adolescent development and more, depending on need.
Education: Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, International Development, Anthropology)
A competitive candidate will bring many of the following credentials, skills and experience:
****Please note this position will be hired upon receipt of funding