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Social and Behavioral Specialist

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Social and Behavioral Specialist works on the development of research, technical assistance, and evaluation related to gender, sexual and reproductive health, child marriage and/or adolescent health and development. S/he will possess strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation, particularly related to gender, health and/or adolescent development, domestically and globally. S/he will contribute to developing new ideas for analytic and program work and leading the development of proposals to secure funding for this work. The position is based at Kampala Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya with up to 25-30% travel.


Research and Evaluation: Designs and supervises, often in partnership with local and/or international teams, research plans and protocols and monitoring and evaluation frameworks, as appropriate. Develops methodologies and analytical tools, analyzes primary and secondary data, supervises research and program evaluations pertaining to issues related to sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health and development and gender equality. Working both independently and in collaboration with others, he/she will: help conceptualize research plans, develop qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments, undertake literature reviews and analyses, supervise data collection, analyze data and communicate findings in written reports for various audiences. Writes high quality reports and other outputs.

Business Development: Develops areas of research and proposals focusing on gender, sexual and reproductive health, child marriage and/or adolescent health and development 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, projects and budgets, as well as to disseminate findings. Identifies potential funding sources and partners and actively cultivates potential opportunities. Will actively engage with current partners & donors. He/she will also develop and cultivate relations with new partners and donors.

Project Management and Strategic Support: Provides managerial and technical leadership on projects, oversees and contributes to development and management of program design and implementation, develops and manages project budgets, pulling together appropriate project teams and supervising staff, liaising with ICRW support units and managing partner and donor relationships.

Representation: Maintains professional expertise and recognition outside of ICRW through publishing and speaking in relevant forums. Authors articles and represents ICRW in the media and with colleague organizations; serves on coalitions and builds advocacy efforts in line with current research program.
Technical Advisory Services: Provides technical assistance to a range of clients and partners on issues related to gender integration, monitoring and evaluation, health, adolescent development and more, depending on need

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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