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Research and Learning Lead

Christian Aid
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

This role sits in the Programme Policy, Research and Learning team (PPRL); one of three teams which make up Christian Aid’s Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Department. PPRL exists to generate and provide thought leadership to the organisation – across our humanitarian, development and advocacy programmes. Its team of advisors support staff across the globe to translate and make meaningful different aspects of our strategy, bringing in external /sector-based expertise to inform our understanding and analysis; and supporting research and learning at the programme level to enhance the links between national programme delivery and learning, and global policy analysis and understanding.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an exceptional individual who is passionate about practitioner-led research, and the value of research for development impact. You will understand the dynamics of development programmes, while also feeling confident in engaging with academics and forging partnerships in both NGO and academic sectors. You will provide leadership on how to integrate research into the programme management cycle and design research to be useful for practitioners. You will feel as comfortable working with Christian Aid staff and partners as you are engaging with policymakers on issues of research funding and research agenda-setting, and you will share our vision of shifting power in research so that the voices of those working with or living in poverty can be better heard.
Equally important will be your leadership and interpersonal skills, your ability to build strong relationships and work across different departments, appreciating the diversity of cultures, work styles and perspective. You will thrive on learning and developing with others, enjoy facilitation and creating space to promote critical thinking and learning from practice. You will have experience of working as an advisor, be confident at team management and at managing your own workload and competing priorities.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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