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Researcher – Re:Build

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 10, 2022.

Researcher – Re:Build Jobs in International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kampala vacancies in Kampala at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# Job Description

This role is open to national hires only and can be based either in Nairobi,
Kenya or Kampala, Uganda.

The IRC is seeking a Researcher, based in Nairobi or Kampala to support the
design, development, management and implementation of the research, learning
and evidence generating activities for a 30M+ euro five and a half year,
multi-country multi-stakeholder urban livelihoods programs implemented in
Nairobi and Kampala.

The Researcher will be a part of the Re:Build project management team PMT
and the ERD technical unit. The Researcher will be based in IRC’s urban office
in Uganda, Kampala or IRC’s regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This position will
also work closely within Airbel – IRC’s research and innovation lab.

The Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit ERD TU at the IRC is
responsible for providing dynamic, innovative support to IRC’s field offices
for their economic and livelihoods programming. This unit promotes best
practices and ensures the IRC delivers high quality livelihoods programs. The
Airbel Research and Innovation Department supports the various technical units
across the IRC to conduct or backstop research studies and innovation
projects, and also leads initiatives that provide resources for country
programs to design and implement programs based on evidence.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Re:Build Researcher will play a critical role in the Re:Build project and
within the ERD TU and R&I unit to carry out activities in support of the
economic programming research priorities. The Researcher will be specifically
responsible for coordinating across the various actors involved in the
Re:Build research including country teams, Principal Investigators, data
collection firms, academic partners, donors and internal departments across
IRC.and playing a lead role in reporting research activities and progress to
donors, and internal and external audiences. Additionally, the position may
also be asked to support other business development activities within the
economic research portfolio. This position requires strong project management
and coordination skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and
prior experience working with qualitative & quantitative data.

Major Responsibilities:

• Support the design, development, management and implementation of the
project’s research, learning and evidence generating activities

• Responsible for coordination with principal investigators and academic

• Support design, documentation and dissemination of knowledge products.

• Play a lead role in securing ethics approval for ERD research studies and
ensuring that all ERD research studies comply with ethical requirements and
IRC research standards

• Work closely with relevant country programs to plan for and support research

• Assist in developing research instruments, conducting data collection
training, and monitoring progress of research activities

• Play a lead role in monitoring the quality of data collected and conducting
data analysis, including cost-efficiency analysis and rolling out and
monitoring of performance metrics for ERD programs

• Play a lead role in coordinating within ERD and across technical units and
country programs to collect the necessary information for donor reporting.
Responsible for ensuring completion and timely submission of donor reports

• Support research dissemination activities, including developing
presentations, briefs and blog posts on research design and findings

• Represent the IRC’s ERD research priorities at internal and external events,
as needed

• As requested, support research related business development activities,
including conducting literature reviews, brainstorming research design ideas,
developing proposals and engaging with country programs

Job Requirements

• Education: PhD or Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, or related

• Work Experience: PhD with 2-3 years or Master’s with 4-6 years of work
experience in research on topics related to the

humanitarian or development sector. Experience working with complex datasets
and managing research projects.

• Language Skills: English required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

• High degree of proven organizational and project management skills required.

• Experience coordinating research teams/contributors, principal
investigators, and facilitating groups of stakeholders to deliver high quality
outputs according to established deadlines.

• Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis

• At least three years field research experience conducting research or
managing research projects in humanitarian and/or development settings across
countries, with demonstrated experience leading their own research.

• Experience training and supervising field teams, project management, and
history of publication of results

• Superior internal and external communication and coordination capabilities
and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent
writing skills required.

• Experience in or knowledge of cash and/or voucher programs and livelihoods
interventions and relevant research preferred.

• Experience managing donor funded programs and grants, including budget
management, workplans, and reporting, and providing technical input to
proposal-budget development efforts.

• Experience securing research related permits preferred.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the
basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any
other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in
IRC Way – Standards of Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service,
Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates
and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse,
Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity and Anti-

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