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Quantitative Research Manager (m/f/d) (Job ID: J2010RM)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Research Manager to join its team as well as short and medium-term external consultants to act as Research Managers for quantitative research methods. Multiple positions are available. The Research Managers will be working alongside quantitative researchers and impact evaluators on projects taking place in developing countries.

C4ED’s vision is to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. With a strong focus on mixed-methods and quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, C4ED is one of the leading German research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, agriculture and nutrition. C4ED is currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of its cooperation partners.

As Research Manager for quantitative research methods, you will be involved in designing, managing and conducting quantitative data collection as well as data analysis for the projects C4ED is carrying out in developing countries. Your tasks would include:

  • Provide support for setting up and administrating data collections in developing countries, in particular:
    • questionnaire design
    • programming questionnaires in CAPI software
    • enumerator selection and training
    • definition of workflows and hierarchies in the field
    • supervision of fieldwork budgeting
    • programming and conducting high-frequency data quality checks
    • managing data storage and processing
  • In cooperation with experienced researchers, perform data analysis and write reports
  • Contributing to applications for projects and grants
  • Project management

You have a master’s degree in economics, statistics or social science with substantial experience in quantitative data analysis. You have gained experience in international development or related fields – in particular in conducting field surveys and large-scale data collection in developing countries. Skills in qualitative data collection and mixed method analysis would be a plus.

You have proven quantitative skills, knowledge of common statistical software packages (e.g. STATA), ideally geographical software (e.g. ArcGIS) and experience with programming CAPI software (e.g. Survey Solutions or SurveyCTO). While you will be working in a team, you are able to manage multiple tasks and propose solutions in a timely manner with minimal supervision.

You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers over donors to data collection staff, and you are able to maintain good collaborations. As we are working internationally, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are a must while excellent oral and written communication skills in French or Spanish are desirable.

The position is remote for the external consultants and based in Mannheim for the Research Manager to join our team. Both cases may include travel to research project sites in developing countries for data collection and other tasks.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, a copy of a report or quantitative analysis and a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates. The deadline for applications is 23 November 2020. Short-listed candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis to discuss availability and suitability for our current portfolio of projects.

For further information, please contact Tanja Topuzoglu (jobs@c4ed.org). To submit your application, please fill out the questionnaire that you will find under the following link https://is.gd/kimbXJ and mention the reference J2010RM.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (m/f/d) (Job ID: J2010ME)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to join its team of impact evaluators.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. C4ED currently conducts projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

The position involves the following tasks:

  • Conducting experimental or quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies with a particular focus on Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)
  • Statistical analysis and report-writing
  • Preparing project and grants applications
  • Provide capacity building
  • Conduct and oversee large-scale data collections (incl. high-frequency data checks)
  • Ensure project deliverables are prepared on time and are of high quality
  • Closely cooperating with local partners
  • Set-up monitoring systems
  • Project management

Your profile:

  • You have a PhD, or will soon defend your PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Statistics. Holding a Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences and having 3-5 years of relevant working experience is equivalent.
  • You have proven theoretical and practical knowledge in impact evaluation methods as well as teaching experience (e.g. university classes or seminars) related to impact evaluation
  • You have proven quantitative skills including conducting primary data collections as well as comprehensive reporting skills (quantitative analysis of data sets and report-writing).
  • You have analyzed large-scale survey data, applying methods of causal inference.
  • You have already gained field experience and are eager to supervise large-scale household surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Skills in qualitative data collection and mixed method analysis would be a plus.
  • An excellent command in English is a must; German, French, Spanish, and/or Russian would be a plus.
  • Very good teamwork skills and experience with working in multidisciplinary teams as well as with a wide range of individuals from researchers to donors and local partners
  • Very good coordination skills, orientation to detail, multi-tasking, and ability to work under short deadlines

 

You will work within a growing, supportive team of experienced international researchers. The role offers a good opportunity to deepen your expertise in research methodology and general project management skills. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany, and includes travel to research project sites. The position can be full-time or part-time.

We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter in English, a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates, reference letters and an example of written work in English (job market paper, thesis or similar). Note that we can only accept applications that show evidence on a valid working permit for Germany. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2020.

For further information, please contact Tanja Topuzoglu (jobs@c4ed.org). Please submit your application exclusively,  using the questionnaire that you will find under the following link https://is.gd/kimbXJ and mention the reference J2010ME.

Projektleitung Fundraising (m/w/d) für effektive Philanthropie und Entwicklungshilfe (J1913FR)

Weltweit leben mehr als 800 Millionen Menschen in absoluter Armut und ihre Anzahl könnte durch den fortschreitenden Klimawandel weiter steigen. In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind mehrere Billionen Euro in Entwicklungsprojekte geflossen. Aber wie wirksam sind diese Entwicklungsprogramme? Welche Ansätze wirken, welche nicht und wie können diese verbessert werden?

Das Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung/Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) vereint auf einzigartige Weise wissenschaftliche Forschung mit nachhaltiger globaler Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Mit derzeit 60 Mitarbeitern in Europa, Asien und Afrika führen wir Wirkungsevaluationen durch und untersuchen mit wissenschaftlichen Methoden, welche Programme und Politiken für wen, wann und unter welchen Bedingungen greifen. Als gemeinnützige, unabhängige Forschungseinrichtung verwenden wir dafür eine Herangehensweise, für die 2019 der Wirtschaftsnobelpreis vergeben wurde.

Zur Verstärkung unserer eigenen philanthropischen Projekte in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika suchen wir für unsere Standorte in Deutschland und der Schweiz auf Honorar- und Erfolgsbasis

eine/n Expertin/en für Fundraising im Bereich des philantropischen Engagements

zur Unterstützung bei der Einwerbung von Spenden und Zuwendungen.

Dafür wünschen wir uns eine charismatische und zielstrebige Persönlichkeit mit Erfahrung im Bereich Kommunikation und Fundraising, Interesse an Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und idealerweise Zugang zu Netzwerken potenzieller Philanthropen, Gönner, Stiftungen, sozialen Entrepreneuren und CSR in Deutschland und der Schweiz. Reisebereitschaft wird vorausgesetzt. Für Ihre Aufgaben sind außerdem sehr gute Englisch- und/oder Französischkenntnisse wünschenswert.

Unsere Projekte umfassen unter anderem die Themen Kinderarbeit und kindliche Entwicklung, Bildung, Reduzierung von Armut, Hunger und Aufbau von sozialer Sicherung, Beschäftigung und Mikrofinanzierung, nachhaltige Landwirtschaft und Anpassung an den Klimawandel.

Darüber hinaus unterstützt C4ED den Transfer zwischen Wissenschaft und Entwicklungspolitik durch Weiterbildungsangebote, Konferenzen und Diskussionsforen und ist als einzige deutsche Organisation Partner des globalen Forschungsnetzwerks J-PAL (MIT/Harvard Universität), welches die aktive durchführende Forschung (Action Research) in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit pionierhaft etabliert hat.

Wir bieten eine sinnstiftende Tätigkeit in einem der größten deutschen Forschungszentren für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Wirkungsforschung nach experimentellen Ansätzen. Unser internationales Team teilt die globale Vision einer nachhaltigen und ökologischen Entwicklung im globalen Süden ohne Armut und Hunger. Wenn Sie uns mit Enthusiasmus und Leidenschaft unterstützen möchten, laden wir Sie herzlich ein, sich zu bewerben.

Zuschriften per Mail an Professor Dr. Markus Frölich unter jobs@c4ed.org, oder per Post an Mannheimer Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung gGmbH, z.Hd. Herrn Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, O7, 3, 68161 Mannheim.