|Title:||Director, Global Health, Youth and Development|
|Job Location:||Washington, DC; alternatively, New Delhi; Nairobi; or Kampala|
|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 Director, Global Health, Youth and Development (GYD) is a full time position based in Washington, DC. Alternatively, New Delhi, Nairobi or Kampala could be considered, depending on circumstances. The Director will provide 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 Director will engage with and expand the existing network of key donors and other partners that support this portfolio’s ongoing business development. In addition, the Director will work closely with the President 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 role requires subject-matter expertise and professional experience in gender, population, sexual and reproductive health, behavior and rights, and in women's and girls’ empowerment, especially on issues such as adolescents and transitions to adulthood; early, forced and child marriage; sex selection, fertility trends, maternal health, and sexual/reproductive behavior. Knowledge of HIV and stigma and Positive Youth Development a plus. The position requires strong research skills, including knowledge in quantitative, qualitative and participatory methodologies, experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of gender programs and ability to provide relevant technical support and strategic advice to a range of clients such as donors, NGOs, corporate partners, and government agencies. The Director is responsible for securing the portfolio’s funding pipeline, engaging the business development team, portfolio staff and other research teams to proactively generate concepts and proposals, as well as to respond to relevant calls for proposals. The Director should be willing to travel up to 35% time. S/he will serve as a member of the Global Senior Management Team (GSMT) and report directly to the President. The position is based in ICRW's headquarters in Washington, DC: alternatively, New Delhi; Nairobi; Kampala depending upon circumstances.
The ideal candidate will have the following education and work experience:
Interested applicants should 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, M/F/D/V.