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International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Evidence Coordinator.

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Requisition ID: req35128

Job Title: Evidence Coordinator

Sector: Research & Development

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: USD 67,163.84 – 77,388.99 Salary

Job Description

Applications from other areas where IRC is located also considered.

Background:

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), is a global network of over 19,000

individual members, affiliated with more than 4,000 organizations from 190 countries with representatives from UN agencies, International and National NGOs, donors,

governments, universities, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to a quality education in emergencies (EiE) and post-crisis recovery. As INEE is a network and

hosted by its membership, the IRC hosts the INEE Secretariat.

Job Overview:

The Evidence Coordinator works within the Data & Evidence Team with oversight from the INEE Director to build upon and strengthen the EiE evidence base and data ecosystem.

The Evidence Coordinator, who is hired and hosted by the International Rescue Committee, works as a member of the INEE Secretariat. All core functions (e.g. communications, advocacy, promotion and fundraising) will be coordinated with the Secretariat staff in order to ensure coherence and harmonization across activities.

Major Responsibilities: 
In alignment with INEE’s core functions, INEE’s Strategic Framework, Annual Workplan and in close collaboration with all of the INEE Secretariat, major responsibilities for this role include:

●      Assist and support the Data & Evidence Team to handle complex projects, meet their objectives, and successfully collaborate with network members, partners, and key stakeholders

●      Contribute to the strategic direction of INEE’s data, measurement, and evidence work particularly in relation to the democratization of knowledge production, dissemination, and use – linking regional and global INEE network spaces

●      Contribute to a positive team dynamic by engaging and working in the spirit of collaboration.

●      Supports multi-directional flows of information between the Data & Evidence Team and all of the Secretariat

●      Manage any new iteration of the E-Cubed Research Fund and support dissemination and uptake of E-Cubed research outputs

●      Coordinate the INEE Learning Agenda including annual consultation of members to revise and verify evidence gaps, collection of new research, and production of an annual brief highlighting key evidence gaps

●      Manage the INEE Evidence Platform including regular updates to the platform based on Learning Agenda input

●      Serve as the Secretariat focal point linking the Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE) with INEE

●      Manage the INEE Community of Practice Research & Evidence Channel

●      Develop communication pieces to highlight INEE’s work through Blogs, Social Media, and Emails

●      Produce a quarterly Data & Evidence Newsletter

INEE Strategic Priority I: Thought leadership and advocacy:
The INEE Evidence Coordinator works closely with the Policy & Advocacy Team as well as the Thematic Areas Team in order to ensure effective translation and uptake of EiE evidence into policy and advocacy as well as key thematic areas such as PSS/SEL, Gender, Child Protection etc.

INEE Strategic Priority II: Strengthen capacities:
The INEE Evidence Coordinator works closely with the Standards & Practice Team and regularly communicates with the team to ensure that INEE’s Standards and Practice work is evidence-informed, and that EiE practice is equally informing knowledge production, and research.

INEE Strategic Priority III: Provide, curate and organize knowledge and resources:
The INEE Evidence Coordinator collaborates closely with the Member Services & Communications Team. The Coordinator contributes to team efforts to organize research and evidence as well as disseminate knowledge and share opportunities, engaging the broader INEE membership in efforts to strengthen the EiE evidence ecosystem.

INEE Strategic Priority IV: Strengthen and diversify membership:
The Evidence Coordinator supports the Data & Evidence Team to ensure that knowledge generation for EiE includes and is led by voices and organizations within emergency contexts and that the knowledge that is generated is relevant to and accessible by all INEE members. Furthermore, the Coordinator supports the curation and dissemination of research and evidence across all INEE languages (and more).

Strategy, Finance, Administration, and Partnership:
The INEE Coordinator works closely with the Operations Team to manage and report on grants, feed into fundraising and proposals etc.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Existing INEE Evidence Coordinator in lieu of the Team Lead
Position directly supervises Not applicable

Indirect Reporting: INEE Secretariat; INEE fiscal and administrative hosts; INEE Steering Group
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC Education Unit, HR, Admin, Finance, Legal, Procurement 

External: Mid-level to senior-level representatives of UN agencies, international and national NGOs, donor agencies, education authorities (Ministries of Education, relevant Ministries), academic institutions, etc.

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

●      Minimum 5 years of directly relevant professional experience.

●      Strong theoretical and practical background in the field of education, including in development and humanitarian contexts.

●      Strong technical knowledge and field experience related to education in emergencies and refugee education.

●      In-depth understanding of INEE’s ways of working and role in the EiE sector.

●      Experience working with networks and employing network approaches.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

●      Understanding and experience in the areas of research, and evidence;

●      Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English;

●      Strong technical knowledge of the field of education in emergencies and familiarity with INEE required;

●      Ability to be flexible and work well independently, virtually and under pressure, and in a fast-paced environment;

●      Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various tasks;

●      Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft briefs, reports, and syntheses;

●      Willingness to travel 30% to challenging field locations;

●      Excellent interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people;

●      Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work within an inter-agency framework and approach.

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Working Environment: 

This position is home based with the possibility of being hosted in IRC offices. When travel opens up again, it is encouraged that this role may travel 30% of the time.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, 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-Retaliation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

Compensation:

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget.  Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

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