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Technical Advisor, Economic Analysis, WEJ

Closing: Apr 16, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (19 days ago)

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  • The Technical Advisor, Economic Analysis, WEJ, will further our measurement and strategy through economic analysis, analyzing programmatic and cost data to identify and scale the most promising interventions for women’s economic justice. By working with global colleagues, country offices, and external research partners, this role will expand evidence for highly impactful and highly effective programming, foster best practices across implementing teams, and contribute to strategy, branding, and fundraising in service of and laser-focused on the hopes and needs of women and girls.
  • This is a remote role ideally based in Nairobi or other African countries. Candidates will be required to work at least a half day between the working hours of 13:00 to 17:00 UTC and take meetings outside of normal working hours when necessary. Candidates must possess work authorization in their location of work.
  • There is no perfect candidate for this role. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals who want to spend their days improving gender equality with brilliant and dynamic colleagues. We highly encourage candidates with unconventional or diverse backgrounds and those without all qualifications to apply.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public policy, economics, international development, business administration, finance, or similar degree program or equivalent practical or professional experience
  • Strong training in methods of economic analysis, especially cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Thorough grounding in methods of program evaluation, including logic models and results frameworks
  • Strong familiarity with theories and programming for gender equality
  • 7 or more years of progressive experience in international development, social sector, or private sector, preferably in economic development, market systems, or the equivalent
  • Proven experience conducting rigorous quantitative research, evaluation, and program monitoring
  • Strong familiarity with cost analysis, budgetary analysis, financial modeling, or equivalent accounting analysis
  • Experience successfully managing projects and solving problems remotely with distributed teams
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Professional fluency in English and excellent written proficiency


Responsibilities
  • The Technical Advisor, Economic Analysis, WEJ, will further our measurement and strategy through economic analysis, analyzing programmatic and cost data to identify and scale the most promising interventions for women’s economic justice. By working with global colleagues, country offices, and external research partners, this role will expand evidence for highly impactful and highly effective programming, foster best practices across implementing teams, and contribute to strategy, branding, and fundraising in service of and laser-focused on the hopes and needs of women and girls.
  • This is a remote role ideally based in Nairobi or other African countries. Candidates will be required to work at least a half day between the working hours of 13:00 to 17:00 UTC and take meetings outside of normal working hours when necessary. Candidates must possess work authorization in their location of work.
  • There is no perfect candidate for this role. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals who want to spend their days improving gender equality with brilliant and dynamic colleagues. We highly encourage candidates with unconventional or diverse backgrounds and those without all qualifications to apply.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public policy, economics, international development, business administration, finance, or similar degree program or equivalent practical or professional experience
  • Strong training in methods of economic analysis, especially cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Thorough grounding in methods of program evaluation, including logic models and results frameworks
  • Strong familiarity with theories and programming for gender equality
  • 7 or more years of progressive experience in international development, social sector, or private sector, preferably in economic development, market systems, or the equivalent
  • Proven experience conducting rigorous quantitative research, evaluation, and program monitoring
  • Strong familiarity with cost analysis, budgetary analysis, financial modeling, or equivalent accounting analysis
  • Experience successfully managing projects and solving problems remotely with distributed teams
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Professional fluency in English and excellent written proficiency


Economic Research and Learning

  • Lead quantitative modeling on project outcomes through cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, owning the development and revision of models, assumptions, and outputs
  • Conduct evidence and literature reviews, interpret findings to extract impact estimates and model inputs, and engage with colleagues and external experts to validate model design and quantitative outputs
  • Collaborate with global and country finance and project colleagues to gather, structure, and analyze financial and cost data
  • Build the evidence base for CARE’s work on gender-transformative economic growth programming, including correlational or causational research on economic outcomes and improvements in women’s agency, decision-making, confidence, quality of life, etc.
  • Advance our work in cash benchmarking through synthesis of internal data and external evidence

Country Office Support and Capacity Building

  • Ensure adoption of measurement standards for economic and gender metrics at regional, country, and project levels and update global guidance and standards based on feedback and learning
  • Support finance and technical colleagues at country and global levels to understand and implement economic analysis and cash benchmarking in current MEL workstreams and proposal development
  • Serve as a resource and coach for teams to deepen measurement approaches and expand impact in women’s economic justice programming across CARE

Partnerships and Thought Leadership

  • Produce reports, analysis, and data visualizations to socialize and make sense of analytic outputs
  • Manage research partnerships with consultants, evaluation firms, and academic institutions and ensure timely and high-quality research outputs
  • Work with marketing, communications, and thought leadership colleagues to jointly develop case studies, learning briefs, and other technical documentation
  • Survey external approaches to gender-transformative economic analysis and articulate sectoral gaps and opportunities


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