ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HEAD OF RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

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TITLE: Head of Research & Analysis

TERM: Full-time

COMPANY: Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia

ESTIMATED START DATE: 17 December 2018

DURATION: Permanent position

LOCATION: Armenia, Yerevan

JOB DESCRIPTION

AGBU is looking for a highly qualified and motivated professional to lead its Research and Analysis efforts. The position provides the opportunity to professionals with experience to further develop AGBU’s efforts in conducting Research & Analysis in specific areas and producing comprehensive recommendations for internal and external use. The working environment at AGBU enables individuals to work in a highly motivating environment at senior level, to advance their skills, apply their knowledge to causes that matter, while broadening their horizon, exploring different fields of work and expanding their professional network. The Head works closely with the management team of AGBU Armenia.

The Head of Research & Analysis assists the AGBU Armenia management team in structuring complex problems, sets up analytical frameworks to analyse these and formulates recommendations based on facts and findings.

The Head of Research & Analysis recruits and develops his/ her team, sets priorities and ensures distribution of projects among team members and available resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Management:

  • Identify strategic areas for AGBU Armenia’s Research & Analysis within each direction (Education, Culture, Socio-Economic Development, Capacity Building, Humanitarian relief)
  • Align strategic priorities with the management
  • Conduct research, analyse and provide recommendation for each research area
  • Identify relevant collaboration areas with AGBU global
  • Act as sounding board for analysis and content development of different departments and project teams within AGBU Armenia
  • Develop and submit internal AGBU semi-annual and annual reports (including to HQ)
  • Oversee the work of the M&E expert, design and co-develop impact measurements

Department:

  • Develop strategy for own department based on AGBU Armenia’s strategy
  • Develop frameworks and approaches to conduct research and analysis, including the system with clearly defined and measurable outcomes for each AGBU project
  • Develop a database of information and statistics used for research
  • Design and coordinate research studies/evaluations (both quantitative and qualitative) including evaluation plan addressing logic models, strategic and program research/evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis and reporting
  • Develop Intellectual Capital for internal use based on research conducted, lessons learned from projects
  • Develop reports to share with external stakeholders on relevant topics
  • Ensure quality and rigor of both qualitative and quantitative analysis conducted and recommendations delivered
  • Develop succinct written documents
  • Oversee development of business cases

Team:

  • Set priorities for the team
  • Develop individual development plans for team members

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge and experience of program evaluation/ research principles, theories, concepts and practices
  • Structuring complex topics for analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes
  • Understanding of data collection & analysis, ability in data design and management
  • Excellent problem structuring and solving abilities, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong quantitative skills, and personal maturity
  • Pro-active mindset, result oriented attitude, self-starter
  • Ability to manage teams and work with senior professionals
  • Good command of English and Armenian, knowledge of Russian will be an advantage
  • Excellent computer knowledge with excellent command of MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, SPSS and other statistical applications (e.g. R, SAS, MatLab, Qualtrics, etc.)

REMUNERATION/ SALARY:  Based on previous salary history, experience and prevailing market rates for comparable positions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  To apply please send your CV and cover letter in English language to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , mentioning the position title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Please kindly refrain from any personal visits, deliveries or phone calls.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified for the interview. 

OPENING DATE: 1 November 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 23 November 2018

 
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