CARE is seeking a Technical Advisor for Impact Measurement who will work with CARE’s team of internal and external technical experts to provide the necessary capacity, tools, guidance and practice to measure and demonstrate the results of CARE’s work on girls’ education and adolescent empowerment. S/he will strengthen our capacity to demonstrate our impact on girls’ and adolescent empowerment, which will support us in reinforcing the need to promote empowerment as a way to address poverty and social justice, highlight approaches and successes, and raise CARE’s profile as a thought leader on girls’ and women’s empowerment. It is also expected that this position will contribute to the debate on mechanisms for impact multiplication in CARE’s key outcome areas (humanitarian response, women’s economic empowerment, increased food security and resilience to climate change, access to sexual and reproductive health rights, and right to a life free of violence). This will occur through (a) the incorporation of appropriate items in assessment and tracking tools and (b) analysis of contribution to key global indicators and trends that may boost the results in key outcome areas.
- Support and design strategic research approaches that contribute to testing theories of change and measuring the impact of our programs related to girls’ and adolescent empowerment.
- Work with the Senior Research and Learning Advisor to build strong relationships with peers and academic institutions with a view to learning from them and jointly implementing research and developing papers regarding changes towards gender equity and linkages to reduction of poverty through the specific lens of adolescent girls and boys.
- Contribute to the development of proposals to donors for the funding of research efforts and the dissemination of findings from research relating to our work in education programming.
- Provide leadership and support for systematizing high-level measures of change in education and girls’ and adolescent empowerment, including gender attitudes, behaviors, or systems, empowerment processes or enabling environments and relations.
- Ensure that learning from the past and existing education and girls’/adolescent empowerment efforts are incorporated.
- Work closely with the Knowledge Management Advisor, the Senior Technical Advisor and the Regional Technical Advisors to actively build the capacity of country offices in knowledge capture, reporting and application.
- Establish and maintain the organizational system for education data management and impact assessment for PCTFI and other initiatives funded by donors like USAID and DFID.
- Master Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Public Health, Sociology or other relevant field (PhD preferred);
- Background/qualifications in monitoring, evaluation, impact measurement and social science research methodologies. A special emphasis on quantitative data management and mixed methods analysis is required;
- At least 3-5 years of professional experience in research and advanced data analysis, particularly for education/adolescent-focused programming or related development areas;
- Experience in research design and data analysis for large scale, innovative programming targeting children and adolescents, including complex data analysis procedures and mixed methods;
- Experience and sound understanding of gender transformative approaches to development;
- Experience in design of assessment tools and participatory tools for use with children/ adolescents;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate new, complex and/or sensitive topics;
- Experience of attribution, aggregation, analysis and communication of impact data;
- Evaluation and impact measurement systems
- Experience in the setup and use of electronic data collection;
- Research and analysis and reporting;
- Advanced written communications: proposal development and other knowledge construction pieces;
- Fluent in English.