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Research Manager, ERICC - Education Research In Conflict And Protracted Crisis

Closing: May 31, 2024

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Published: May 16, 2024 (15 days ago)

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: University (preferably Master's) Degree in Education, Humanitarian or Development Affairs, Social Sciences, or other related field to humanitarian research
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years of work experience in coordination and research on topics related to the education or humanitarian sector
  • Ability/Willingness to travel: Up to 20%, to Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, and Yobe, or other states as needed.
  • Basic research analysis skills including descriptive data analyses, data cleaning, and qualitative coding approaches
  • Outstanding communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing skills required.
  • Partnership and collaboration building and strengthening

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Advanced skills using various office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Google Drive
  • Deep attention to detail
  • Knowledge of research ethics principles
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment
  • Experience coordinating and working collaboratively with multiple partners on shared objectives
  • Experience organizing and implementing data collection trainings and quality assurance processes for studies
  • Ability to develop and communicate clear instructions and strategic plans to accomplish specific goals within set timelines and achieve programmes’ broader visions
  • Basic research analysis skills including descriptive data analyses, data cleaning, and qualitative coding approaches
  • Outstanding communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing skills required.
  • Ability to creatively and proactively problem-solve when coordination or delivery issues arise
  • Demonstrable experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) and Humanitarian/Development Reporting preferred.
Responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: University (preferably Master's) Degree in Education, Humanitarian or Development Affairs, Social Sciences, or other related field to humanitarian research
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years of work experience in coordination and research on topics related to the education or humanitarian sector
  • Ability/Willingness to travel: Up to 20%, to Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, and Yobe, or other states as needed.
  • Basic research analysis skills including descriptive data analyses, data cleaning, and qualitative coding approaches
  • Outstanding communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing skills required.
  • Partnership and collaboration building and strengthening

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Advanced skills using various office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Google Drive
  • Deep attention to detail
  • Knowledge of research ethics principles
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment
  • Experience coordinating and working collaboratively with multiple partners on shared objectives
  • Experience organizing and implementing data collection trainings and quality assurance processes for studies
  • Ability to develop and communicate clear instructions and strategic plans to accomplish specific goals within set timelines and achieve programmes’ broader visions
  • Basic research analysis skills including descriptive data analyses, data cleaning, and qualitative coding approaches
  • Outstanding communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing skills required.
  • Ability to creatively and proactively problem-solve when coordination or delivery issues arise
  • Demonstrable experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) and Humanitarian/Development Reporting preferred.
  • The IRC is seeking a Research Manager to support coordination and management of the Education Research portfolio. This includes overseeing coordination amongst partners and teams, reporting, data analysis, and report writing.
  • This position is 6 months in duration (ends Dec 1, 2024), with the opportunity for extension, dependent on funding and performance.

Major Duties

  • Provide coordination and substantive inputs to the development and implementation of ERICC Nigeria partner scopes of work, detailed workplans, ethics submissions and approvals, ways of working, data management plans, monitoring, reporting, and learning plans.
  • Support the ERICC Regional Research Director in coordinating collaboration between the Nigeria Country Research Team, the ERICC Programme Management Team, and the ERICC Research Directorate.
  • Support Principal Investigators in reviewing and finalizing research agendas, concept notes, policy briefs, power points and peer reviewed publications, including layouts and submissions.
  • As needed, support the design and management of fieldwork operations in coordination with the ERICC Regional Research Director, with a particular focus on work planning, and deliverables.
  • Support country-level dissemination and uptake through communications and relationship building with external stakeholders.
  • Participate in all Nigeria Country Research team meetings, and manage scheduling, invites, and meeting note.
  • Manage ERICC’s Nigeria folders in the shared drives, including ERICC’s internal box drive for Nigeria, and the Nigeria folder of the ERICC google drive.
  • Track the Nigeria Country Research Team’s timely completion of deliverables and reporting.
  • Support administrative and logistic related tasks within the education research team.
  • Carry out any other ERICC related activities at the direction of the ERICC Regional Research Director.

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