We are seeking to appoint a Country Coordinator and Research Uptake Manager in Rwanda to join the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) research initiative.
GAGE is a nine-year (2015-2024) £26.4 million mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation programme. GAGE will strengthen the evidence base on ‘what works’ for adolescent girls in diverse Global South contexts to fast-track social change. GAGE is funded by UK Aid from the UK government (Department for International Development – DFID).
Please see the full job description here.
The Country Coordinator will play a vital role in:
· Coordinating the research partners from GAGE across the different work-streams and ensuring it follows a robust mixed methods approach. This will include liaising closely with the national research partners and with the implementers of the adolescent programming at the heart of the impact evaluation work-stream.
· Supporting substantive uptake and application of the research from GAGE by key national and regional policy makers, practitioners and research stakeholders.
· Building national and regional key partnerships for GAGE.
· Proven track record of meaningful research uptake in relevant areas (which has led to changes in policy and practice);
· Established national and ideally also regional networks (e.g. with government, NGOs, United Nations agencies, private sector and media); established existing relationships with key stakeholders;
· Coordination and management experience (ideally of large and longer-term research projects or at research institutions);
· Experience collaborating with local and international NGOs who work on adolescence and gender;
· Experience publicly representing projects and institutions;
· Experience of delivery and/or management of rigorous, mixed-methods research in areas related to adolescence and gender/empowerment / social norms change;
· Significant experience related to programming for girls/women;
· Experience of working within major donor (research) programmes.
· Fluent written and spoken English (the working language of the overall GAGE consortium is English). Fluent written and spoken Kinyarwanda is preferred;
· Excellent organisational skills;
· Excellent communication abilities in relation to a wide variety of audiences from different countries and cultures;
· Skills in listening, problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution;
· Ability to work as part of a team;
· Ability to be flexible and adapt to evolving project demands;
· Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should send a resume/CV and cover letter explaining how you would meet the requirements of the role to Alexandra Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note whether the application is for an individual or on behalf of your organisation). The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 27th April. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in Kigali on Tuesday, 16th May.