Senior Specialist, Research
About the organization
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
The position has two key functions. Firstly, the position is considered an organizational subject matter specialist in the area of design, implementation, and utilization of high-quality and ethical research and will contribute significantly or support efforts to define and advance priorities to strengthen systems, tools, approaches, and capacity in this area. As part of this role, this position serves as the organization’s Administrator for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is charged with protecting the welfare, rights, and privacy of human subject’s research conducted by Global Communities and is responsible for reviewing, prior to its initiation, all research (whether funded or not) involving human participants. The IRB Administrator is the person designated by the IRB with expertise and authority to oversee and manage the IRB system and its operations, including working in collaboration with the IRB in the development and maintenance of appropriate policy, procedures, processes, and records. The other key function of this position is to provide MELI-related technical support to new, existing and closing programs, in support of organization-wide aims to improve program quality and impact, ensure accountability to stakeholders, and promote learning.
Undergraduate degree in a related discipline and a minimum of four years of related work experience or a minimum of eight years of related work experience.
At least two years of professional experience in program planning, monitoring and evaluation, research and/or learning related to international development programs
At least two years of experience leading or supporting efforts to strengthen research, evaluation, and learning initiatives
Maintain or achieve status as a Certified IRB Professional
Experience and capacity in institutionalizing organization-wide research and learning systems and coordination structures
Equal Opportunity Employment
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