World Vision

Regional Evidence (Impact and Research Specialist)

World Vision

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 34,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

*This role will be based in Asia. Locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Asia Pacific Region where WVI is registered to operate. As the Regional Evidence, Impact and Research Specialist, you will conceptualize, Design, and oversee the development of regional evidence of impact studies and research publications based primarily on World Vision’s Country Programmes data to improve technical branding, influence with key donors, and foster better adaptive management. Benchmarking these results with secondary data may also be necessary. This will be a technical role, focusing on analysing programme data to assess strength of evidence upon which to make claims of World Vision’s contribution to improved child well-being and community ownership of development results.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree/ PhD in natural or Social Sciences, with strong emphasis on research methods.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in applied research, including research methodology, policy Analysis, policy-based development programming, Impact Evaluation methodology, and Qualitative Research.
  • Experience in collation, analysis & evaluation of field based raw data.
  • Experience in networking with government/institutional donors, UN agencies, universities and research institutions.
  • Experience of working in a consultancy company, an international organization or similar entity.
  • Expert knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting the same.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key poverty issues, development theories and holistic development in relation to programme quality.
  • Experience in implementing projects and programmes in the field.
  • Native English fluency at research level.
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