International Medical Corps
Senior Specialist, Evidence & Learning
United States – , US (Primary)
Research, Evidence and Learning
Date Needed By
Program Description (Background)
The Research, Evidence and Learning Unit is part of the Quality Assurance, Research, and Innovations department and will spearhead the research agenda setting in collaboration with the global research core group that represents the sector specialists invested in designing and conducting applied research, with our country teams and our established partners. The Senior Specialist, Evidence and Learning will work directly with the global technical and M/E teams, while coordinating all stages of evidence generation and learning through the project cycles with the country teams and relevant partners.
The Senior Specialist, Evidence and Learning will be responsible for supporting International Medical Corps’ evidence and learning in collaboration with the respective technical sector program and M/E teams at headquarters and country focal points. This role will work with field teams in identifying evidence generation and use methods while also coordinating learning agendas and cross-learning between countries. This position requires substantial technical knowledge, training experience, mentoring skills, and work experience in complex emergencies, recovery, and development settings.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support the development and implementation of the International Medical Corp’s evidence and learning strategy, SOP’s and roll out plan with the QARI team.
• Collaborate with the M/E Unit team on developing methodologies and tools testing and roll out to assess outcomes and impact of projects.
• Collaborate with global and country teams for planning and design of program evidence generation and use and promote learning opportunities across countries or platforms, in collaboration with HQ and field teams.
• Support the integration of adaptive learning practices within and across teams in all country programs with technical support from global technical advisors.
• Support regular to achieve and accelerate program quality improvement, innovation, and adaptations. cross-country adaptive learning events
• Coordinate with technical sector teams to map opportunities to generate evidence for integrated program approaches, multi sector interventions and related cross-country capture of results for formative synthesis reports.
• Work with technical teams at HQ- and country program teams to foster linkages between the research agenda, project evidence generation, and knowledge management.
• Contribute to the dissemination of generated evidence and learning, including synthesis of reports, formative presentations and learning events for internal and external audiences.
• Engage with relevant global forums and technical working groups for dissemination of evidence and learning, and to promote our approaches for global knowledge sharing.
• Support the Communications department in development of content for the IMC website, social media accounts, and newsletters.
• Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
• Master’s degree in public health, international development studies or related studies,
• Minimum ten years’ work experience in research, evidence and learning in relevant areas of public health and multi sector programs.
• Knowledge and demonstrated practice of humanitarian and development programs and ideally operational field-based experience for at least 7 years.
• Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
• High level of English (written and oral) is essential, French is a plus.
• Ability to develop and use relevant methods and tools to support high quality evidence and learning analysis.
• Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office programs.
• Experience in developing evidence and learning products.
• Proven ability to work independently, flexibly, and solve problems in an autonomous way.
Additional Technical or Language Requirements
Preference for working proficiency in French language Demonstrated practice in developing and writing policy briefs, synthesis reports and case studies. A written test will be conducted to assess writing competency. SALARY RANGE: Mid $80,000 to Mid $100,000 per year For positions filled in the United States, the typical salary range for this role is as state above. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
MISCONDUCT DISCLOSURE SCHEME
All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
How to apply
Deadline: 1 Mar 2024