|Job Location:||Kampala, Uganda|
The Economist will conceptualize, lead and provide technical oversight to multiple research and evaluation projects focused on gender, economic empowerment and livelihoods. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to projects across sectors and topics, including agriculture, labor markets, intrahousehold bargaining, unpaid care and trade. S/he will also contribute to and lead conceptual and business development opportunities and contribute actively to the Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods portfolio and ICRW more broadly. Travel of at least 20-25% will be required.
Master’s degree in Economics or a related discipline (Political Science, Sociology, Social Demography, etc.).
Minimum four years of post-master’s experience conducting research and evaluation on gender economics, and livelihoods internationally, with a focus on developing countries.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation: Has contributed substantially to rigorous observational research studies, experimental and quasi-experimental intervention studies. Works in multi-disciplinary teams to design, supervise, and undertake quantitative and mixed-methods research. Develops research tools and implementation plans. Supervises research field teams. 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. Monitors research project implementation in line with the M&E framework and workplan.
Project Management: Overseeing and contributing to development and management of project implementation (including workplans and budgets), recruitment and supervision of field teams and consultants, liaising with ICRW support units and managing partner relationships at national and sub national levels.
Business Development: Works with Portfolio Director and other Senior Staff to 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 with donors and funders.
Representation: Maintains professional expertise and recognition outside of ICRW through publishing and attending relevant forums. Authors publications and represents ICRW in the media and with partner organizations. Actively participates in technical working groups, and ns and contributes to policy advocacy efforts in line with the institutional projects on gender, women’s economic empowerment, and livelihoods. Participate in cross-country project learning initiatives.
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 committed to promoting a culture of equity through our recruitment processes, staff training, policies & procedures, Board membership, and research programming. We believe that all people deserve an equal opportunity for employment, advancement, and fulfillment - regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to expanding our definition for what diversity means, moving beyond the binaries, and setting new standards for ourselves and across sectors.