Offer: Technical Specialist: International Center for Research on Women. New Delhi, India (closing April 5, 2012)
Closing date: April 5, 2012
The Technical Specialist 1 will be responsible for providing research and project management support to projects focusing on a specific technical area (TBD). The incumbent will be required to work both in teams and independently on projects. Based on team and institutional priorities, the incumbent will undertake other tasks as assigned by the Team Director.
- Works in close collaboration with senior staff to define and update strategic direction and work plans for projects
- Provides day-to-day management of project work streams and plans, including monitoring, coordinating and updating work plan to ensure project team, consultants and partners are on track with intermediate and final deadlines for deliverables
- Ensures that team is on track to produce deliverables according to plans; manages routine communications with the team, consultants and partners on the routine functioning of projects; and produces project reports and updates, as needed
- Assists in staffing management and ensures team members and consultants have necessary support and are fully utilized
- Oversees, monitors and maintains the project budget in coordination with the PD
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Under the guidance of PD, helps lead conceptual development and implementation of projects’ research and program activities and deliverables, including literature reviews, secondary analyses, and portfolio monitoring & evaluation
Analyzes and synthesizes research findings on complex issues and develops products relevant to a range of audiences, most notably non-research audiences
- Provides technical support to survey partners, including quality control and oversight of field based research
- Conduct data analysis using econometric or statistical models
- Produces project-related technical deliverables, including research briefs, power point presentations, white papers, and M&E guidelines, indicators and frameworks
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (economics, business, public policy, public administration)
- Two (2) to five (5) years post-graduate relevant organizational or field program experience.
- Previous research and/or program work experience with field based research studies is preferred.
- Experience with research on monitoring and evaluation, and project management – including facilitating partner and donor relations, report writing, budget maintenance, and work planning – is preferred.
- Ability to create, maintain and align team with project work plans and budgets. Experience managing projects at the headquarters and field levels strongly preferred.
- Prior experience interacting with donors (existing and potential), developing proposals, defining scopes of work and managing all phases of projects (proposal, planning, implementation and close out).
- Must possess strong communication skills to communicate knowledgeably about project concepts, progress and impact within and outside ICRW.
- Excellent communications skills including: writing, power point and presentation capabilities.
Research and Monitoring & Evaluation Skills:
- Experience in planning and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for projects and portfolios of projects required.
- Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, including a demonstrable proficiency in the use of econometrics.
Should be proficient in the use of one or more of the following statistical software: SPSS, STATA, ATLAS, as well as widely-known research measures (e.g., ARRM, HBM, etc).
- Specific experience in econometrics based quantitative skills in management of data from large field research, development of survey tools and survey methodologies and field implementation required
- High degree of initiative, pro-active responsibility, and “can do” attitude
- Quick learner who can apply project management skills to incubate new ideas successfully and run discrete projects through completion with modest oversight
- Must be a team player with the ability to work independently and under pressure, as well as to contribute to team members’ work at short notice.
- Ability and willingness to assume high-visibility institutional roles, such as standing committee participation and collaboration with other researchers across and outside the organization
ICRW 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.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter stating why you are suitable for this position and send the resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Technical Specialist 1". The last date for receiving application for the position is April 5, 2012.
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