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Research Associate
Summary
Title:Research Associate
ID:1320
Job Location:Jharkhand
Department:Research & Program
Description

Generic Title: Research Associate
Functional Title: Block coordinator
Reports To: Program coordinator/Project lead
Number of position: 1
Location: Godda & Jamtara (Jharkhand)
Duration of project: Till May 2023

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.
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.


About the Project
ICRW is designing and implementing a school-based intervention Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) - Boys in two districts of Jharkhand, Godda and Jamtara. The aim of the intervention is to engage school going boys using gender transformative approaches on building understanding on gender-based violence (GBV) and bringing down the overall experience of GBV by boys and girls both. The program will be implemented in collaboration with the government of Jharkhand, department of education and State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Jharkhand and local partners. It will also include building capacities of teachers and key stakeholders in the education department with an aim to engage on the issue and lead the program in schools across two districts, to work towards positive attitude and behavior change on GBV among school going boys and girls.

Roles and Responsibilities/ Job Description
Primary Role:

The block coordinator will be responsible to provide technical support to the activities under this project. S/he will be closely working with the project coordinator for ensuring successful implementation of the project on the ground.
Based at the block selected for program implementation the block coordinator will be extensively traveling to intervention sites, which includes schools, training centres – both DIET and SIERT and district education office to provide support in

  • Conducting meetings with block level government officials
  • Getting approvals from principals of selected schools
  • Conducting meetings with teachers, principals and SMC members of the selected schools
  • Supervision, mentoring and handholding of field facilitators along with the partner staff
  • Supervision and monitoring of school sessions under the project along with partner staff
  • Documentation and MIS management at the block level
  • Supervising and leading the training of teachers and facilitators for program implementation
  • Support in Curriculum development and testing
  • Support in conducting research activities

Administrate Role

  • Ensure maintenance of all project records at block level
  • Liaising between project staff at district, state and Delhi office
  • Manage partners relationship together with Project coordinator
  • Any other official tasks allotted from project coordinator/project lead time-to-time


Eligibility

Education:
Master’s degree in social science (Gender and Development Studies, Social Work, Population Studies, Health, Economics Population Studies or Sociology,) with research and program experience. Understanding and experience of working on issues of gender-based violence and adolescent SRH issues is desirable.

Experience:
Two (2) to four (4) years’ experience with an understanding of managing field level staff, research coordination and mobile based MIS applications are mandatory. Understanding of issues of gender equality, gender-based violence and masculinities, will be an added advantage. Earlier experience of working on issues of gender equality, with school-based programs and conducting trainings with teachers or project staff on issues of gender equality and conducting qualitative/ quantitative research will be an asset.

Language proficiency: Proficiency in English and Hindi
Skills:

  • Must possess excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must possess computer literacy to include a proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), Internet applications including online database applications
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Experience in planning and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for projects and portfolios of projects required.

Administrative support:

  • Assists in preparation of work plans of the projects, and coordination of meetings, events, trainings and workshops.
  • Assists in knowledge management; maintains printed resource materials, shares information on new publications; maintains team files and databases.

Any other task as may be allotted from time to time by the Supervisor/Regional Director.

ICRW is an equal opportunities employer and offers a collegial and stimulating work environment, challenging innovative and meaningful development projects and an opportunity to work with development professionals who are well regarded in their fields of expertise.
Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children from abuse. We have zero-tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace.
Last Date of receiving applications: 13th August, 2020.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter stating why you are suitable for this position along with their up to date Resume and current and expected remunerations.
Only shortlisted applications shall be acknowledged.

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