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Senior Qualitative Research and Evaluation Manager (m/f/d) (J2011SQREM)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a full-time Senior Research and Evaluation Manager for qualitative research methods at the earliest possible date.  The successful candidate will assume a leadership position towards mixed methods impact evaluations as well as purely qualitative evaluation projects taking place in developing countries and thus will make a decisive contribution to the coordination of our Qualitative Research Team.

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, WFP and UNICEF to name just a few of its cooperation partners.

As Senior Research and Evaluation Manager for qualitative research methods, you will have a leading role in designing, managing and conducting qualitative data collection and analysis. Coordinating the Qualitative Research Team will take up 35% of your time while this task will be limited to the first year. Your work would include:

  • Designing and planning qualitative research strategies in cooperation with clients
  • Developing qualitative research instruments (for instance, interview and focus group topic guides) for use in evaluation studies in developing countries
  • Supervising multiple qualitative data collection simultaneously, for instance, through key informant interviews, focus groups, in depth interviews and observations
  • Delivering training sessions on qualitative research methods
  • Analyzing qualitative data
  • Preparing policy briefs, reports, and scientific publications
  • Contributing to applications for projects and grants
  • Acting as a link between management and C4ED’s Qualitative Research Team
  • Ensure that the Qualitative Research Team’s financial goals are achieved

You have a postgraduate degree in social science, international development or a related field, with extensive training and experience in leading research teams conducting qualitative data collection and analysis. Qualitative research experience with vulnerable groups or in conflict-affected areas would be a plus. Familiarity with (applying) quantitative impact evaluation methodologies is a plus but not required. Knowledge of issues in development (e.g. agriculture, education, health and development, child labour labor, gender equality, poverty, inclusive development) is also a plus.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; written and verbal communication skills in other languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) would be a plus. Knowledge of software used for qualitative analysis (e.g. MAXQDA, NVivo) is desirable but not required.

You are detail-oriented, adept at multitasking and can work under pressure. You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers to clients and local partners, and you are able to maintain good collaborations.

The position is based in Mannheim and may include short travel to research project sites in developing countries.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, and a copy of a report or qualitative analyses you have conducted. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2020. Short-listed candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

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 http://careers.c4ed.org and mention the reference J2011SQREM.

Finanz Projekt Manager (m/w/d) (Job ID: J2011FPM)

Das Mannheimer Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung / Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) sucht für sein Büro in Mannheim in Vollzeit zum frühestmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen

Finanz Projekt Manager

Das Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklung ist eine gemeinnützige karitative Organisation, die erforscht, welche Programme und Politiken in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit erfolgreich sind. Das Zentrum zielt darauf ab, einen Beitrag zur Linderung von Not und Armut in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika sowie zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung zu leisten. Das Zentrum kooperiert mit namhaften Partnern wie UNICEF, ILO, Weltbank, WFP (Friedensnobelpreisträger 2020), WHO, UN-Klimafonds, Brot für die Welt, KfW und GIZ.

Ihre Aufgabenschwerpunkte

  • Erstellung der Projektbudgets auf Grundlage von Verträgen mit Projektpartnern
  • Überwachung von Projektfinanzen
  • Verantwortung für Finanzberichte in Deutsch und Englisch gegenüber Projektgebern
  • Sachliche und rechnerische Überprüfung und Bearbeitung von Projektabrechnungen
  • Monitoring und Kontrolle von Finanzberichten von Partnerorganisationen
  • Erstellung von Finanzberichten an Geschäftsführung
  • Erstellung von Honorar- und Kooperationsverträgen sowie von Vorlagen und Formularen
  • Unterstützung bei Buchhaltung und Finanzplanungen, inklusive Auslandspartnern
  • Unterstützung bei der Erstellung der Jahresabschlüsse der Auslandsbüros

Ihr Profil

  • Erfolgreich abgeschlossene kaufmännische Ausbildung, Ausbildung Steuerfachgehilfe/in oder Studium Betriebswirtschaftslehre
  • Grundlegende Kenntnisse in Buchhaltung, Rechnungsstellung und -prüfung
  • Kenntnisse im Steuerrecht sind von Vorteil
  • Sie behalten auch unter Zeitdruck einen klaren Kopf und können unterschiedliche Prioritäten abwägen
  • Ein angemessener Umgang mit sensiblen Daten ist für Sie ein Selbstverständnis
  • Wir erwarten einen routinierten Umgang mit MS Office
  • Selbstständige und sehr genaue Arbeitsweise, analytisches Denken sowie ein sehr gutes Zahlenverständnis
  • Bereitschaft zur Einarbeitung in Finanzen, Steuersysteme, Buchhaltung und Zahlungen im außereuropäischen Raum

Aufgrund unserer Internationalität sind interkulturelle Kompetenzen und ein freundliches, verbindliches Auftreten sowie sehr gute Deutsch- und Englisch-Kenntnisse Voraussetzung. (Französischkenntnisse wären wünschenswert)

Wir bieten Ihnen eine sinnstiftende Tätigkeit in einem dynamischen Umfeld.

Wenn Sie uns mit Enthusiasmus und Leidenschaft unterstützen möchten, laden wir Sie herzlich ein, sich zu bewerben. Wir bitten Bewerber, den Gehaltsrahmen einer karitativen Organisation, die sich für Entwicklung und für die Reduzierung von Armut in Afrika und Asien einsetzt, zu bedenken.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung inklusive Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnissen und Gehaltsvorstellung an jobs@c4ed.org, spätestens bis zum 31.12.2020.

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.

Unsolicited applications

At C4ED we post specific job openings above, but welcome unsolicited applications from interested individuals with a suitable background, as we are always searching for internal or external Monitoring & Evaluation Specialists, Quantitative Research Managers and Qualitative Research Managers. PREVIOUS JOB OPENINGS may help you understand, what the specifications for these positions are. You can post your application under http://careers.c4ed.org. In the job ID, please refer to the position you would like to apply for.

Previous job openings:

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 http://careers.c4ed.org and mention the reference J2010RM.

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (m/f/d) (Job ID: J2011SME)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Senior 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 as well as monitoring projects
  • Management of project teams with managerial responsibility for several complex projects
  • Substantial involvement in the preparation of project and grant applications
  • Communication and representation of C4ED vis-à-vis client and partner organizations
  • Quality assurance of research and monitoring studies
  • Training and mentoring of junior C4ED team members

Your profile:

  • You hold a PhD, in Economics, Econometrics or Statistics
  • You have at least 10 years of relevant experience implementing monitoring projects and impact evaluations
  • Alternatively, you hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences and have around 15 years of relevant work experience
  • You have very good knowledge of impact evaluation methods:
    • Experimental and non-experimental methods
    • Very good Stata knowledge; Knowledge of R or other statistical languages would be desirable
    • Extensive experience in conducting CAPI, household and other surveys
  • Experience in other M&E methods (e.g. program evaluations, monitoring systems) and survey methods is required
  • Proven experience leading project teams
  • Extensive experience in preparing evaluation reports
  • Successful reporting to clients
  • Extensive experience in the communication with clients and collaboration with data collection companies
  • You have a strong drive for cost-efficient implementation of projects with quality assurance
  • Extensive project management skills and the ability to plan projects and implement them efficiently
  • Proven experience in the acquisition of research projects
  • You have an excellent command of English. Substantial knowledge of additional languages such as German, French, Spanish, and/or Russian would be desirable

You will work within a growing, supportive team of experienced international researchers. The role offers a good opportunity to apply your expertise in research methodology and project management. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany, and includes travel to research project sites.

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. Note that we can only accept applications that show evidence of a valid working permit for Germany. The deadline for applications is November 18, 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 http://careers.c4ed.org and mention the reference J2011SME.

International Project Consultant – Expert in Mixed Evaluation Methods (m/f/d) (Job ID: J2011MEM)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for an international project consultant “Expert in Mixed Evaluation Methods” for impact evaluations in West and East Africa.

About C4ED

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, 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. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintain research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Tasks and Requirements of the Expert in Mixed Evaluation Methods

C4ED is looking for an Expert in Mixed Evaluation Methods with more than 5 years of experience in designing and implementing quantitative impact evaluations using quasi-experimental techniques and mixed-methods approaches, as well as a minimum of 3 years leading a team of evaluators. The candidate is asked to prepare and conduct counterfactual impact evaluations in 7 West and East African countries, contribute to the mixed-methods design, and to a portfolio evaluation in 21 countries. The Expert in Mixed Evaluation Methods should be able to establish a good rapport and working relationship with the implementing agencies and local partners in order to facilitate buy-in for the evaluations. The candidate is required to have extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Francophone West Africa. Ideally, the candidate is familiar working in the context of labor and employment, as well as demonstrating cultural sensitivity in working in the context of international migration. Travelling to assignment countries might be required. Further requirements include:

  • Excellent French and English (oral and written skills)
  • Relevant experience measuring employment and/or migration outcomes using large household and/or enterprise surveys
  • Training skills and experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing evaluation reports and policy briefs for diverse audiences
  • Experience with interdisciplinary, cross-cutting issues, such as gender, human rights, etc.
  • Previous experience with EuropeAid and/or EUTF for Africa IPs is an advantage
  • Experience with Portfolio Evaluations would be desirable

Duration

This position is for a current proposal and is contingent on C4ED being awarded the contract by the client for this consultancy. The assignment is expected to run from January 2021 to December 2024 (subject to change).

For further information please contact jobs@c4ed.org. Please submit your application exclusively by filling out the questionnaire that you will find under the following link http://careers.c4ed.org and mention the reference J2011MEM. The deadline for applications is November 9, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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 http://careers.c4ed.org and mention the reference J2010ME.