(Professionally Fluent – French) Senior Program Associate II – Assessment and Adaptive Learning – United States of America

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading nonprofit global development partner. We work with changemakers around the world – government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators – to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to achieve it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytical rigor, hands-on support for decision-making and implementation, and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and produce lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve development results too.

We have a unique and dynamic culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity – of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds – is essential to who we are and what we do. We are looking for people who embrace these values ​​and will help to reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate on the basis of trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other to continuously build better R4D.

R4D is seeking an entrepreneurial, strategic and creative individual to fill the position of Senior Program Associate II (SPA) in its Assessment and Adaptive Learning (EAL) practice.

Are you interested in challenging the status quo of traditional monitoring and evaluation approaches? Are you committed to working with local change agents to create improved and lasting impact? Are you energized by activities that examine and validate underlying assumptions to maximize impact? If your answer is yes to these questions, then join us!

This position is based in Washington DC or London, UK and will report to a Senior Program Officer or Associate Director.

Practice: The EAL practice works with partners to design new strategies to address health, education, and nutrition issues, and to generate evidence when designing, testing, and iterating potential solutions. The team conducts targeted research using methods such as randomized controlled trials, formative research, and lean testing to answer questions relevant to donor and practitioner strategies. We adapt our best methods to partners’ needs and constraints to merge evidence with action. We partner with internal and external stakeholders to use monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches to inform decisions that can improve performance and accelerate impact.

Opportunity:

The SPA will join a highly collaborative team that embraces innovation and learning. We are looking for someone who can own critical elements of our research and programming; who can work well independently and in a team; and which can be flexible and adaptable to changing project priorities.

The SPA will assist in the analysis and presentation of research using quantitative and qualitative methods in all technical areas of R4D (education, nutrition and health). The SPA will clean, process and analyze the data collected on our projects and provide research, project management and administrative support. Additionally, the SPA will support cross-functional team initiatives, such as business development, knowledge management, and communications.

This position will be based in Washington DC or London as soon as the R4D offices reopen. The SPA may be required to travel internationally up to 25%.

Responsibilities:

Your job will include a range of tasks related to research implementation, data analysis, project management, business development and communications. Responsibilities may include:

Collect data and provide quality analysis

Support the design and implementation of high quality monitoring, evaluation and learning experiences using qualitative and quantitative methods

· Assist and manage the implementation of learning experiences (such as lean testing, rapid experimentation). Support and contribute to experiment design and impact analysis

Turning evidence into action

· Provide high quality presentations internally and externally to implementation teams, partners and funders

· Write first drafts of research papers, presentations and articles that effectively communicate findings and program/policy recommendations to a variety of stakeholders and external audiences

Coordinate outreach activities, including writing blog posts and coordinating social media campaigns

Program management and transversal functions

Monitor and facilitate execution of deliverables in close coordination with team leadership

Engage with stakeholders at project development, planning and service delivery level

Lead contract procurement processes and manage all vendor and consultant contracts (processing invoices, drafting and processing contract amendments, etc.)

Schedule meetings and take meeting notes

Troubleshoot and liaise with internal support teams

Support program and support teams to ensure program compliance with R4D and donor policies and regulations

Manage and maintain project budgets and work plans

· Work with senior team members on business development (perform desk research, write parts of proposals, identify business development opportunities)

· Actively participate in cross-functional functions within the team, as required

Qualifications

    • Minimum BA + 3 years or MA + 1 year of relevant professional experience – Flexibility and willingness to work on projects in all R4D disciplines (health, education and nutrition) – Knowledge and experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods – Proficiency in using STATA to analyze large data sets is required
      – Excellent quantitative coding skills (R/STATA/Similar) – Experience with qualitative coding software, such as Atlas.ti or nVivo preferred, but not required – Have a strong commitment to excellence and attention to details English with proven experience in preparing presentations and reports, as well as an ability to describe technical problems and solutions to a non-technical audience – Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team including researchers, analysts and programmers – Willingness to take on program management responsibilities in addition to technical work – Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and competing demands on time and resources – Previous experience with international governments and foundation donors , such as USAID, FCDO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an asset – Fluent French required
      – Willingness to travel internationally up to 25%

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