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Leitung Abteilung Finanzen/Verwaltung/Vertragswesen/Steuern (m/w/d) (J2105FVV)

Das Mannheimer Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung ist eine gemeinnützige karitative Organisation, die erforscht, welche Programme und Politiken in der Entwicklungs­zusammenarbeit für wen, wann, warum und unter welchen Bedingungen wirken. Unser Fokus liegt dabei auf Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika. Mit derzeit knapp 70 Mitarbeitern in Mannheim und einer wachsenden Zahl in Afrika und Asien forschen wir in Bereichen wie Armut, Schulbildung, Gesundheitswesen, Kinderarbeit, Arbeitsmärkte und Beschäftigung, Klimawandel, Mikrofinanzierung, soziale Sicherung und ländliche Entwicklung. Zu unseren Partnern gehören z. B. UNICEF, ILO, Weltbank, KfW, GIZ und UN-Klimafonds.

Zur Unterstützung und Ergänzung der Geschäftsführung suchen wir am Standort Mannheim eine Führungskraft, die engagiert die wertschätzende und philanthropische Unternehmensphilosophie mitträgt, insbesondere in den Bereichen Verwaltung, Finanzen sowie internationalem Steuer- und Vertragsrecht und Management. Ihr Bereich umfasst die Leitung „Verwaltung und Finanzen“ am Standort Mannheim. Sie werden unterstützt durch zwei Geschäftsführer für die Bereiche Akquise/Vertrieb sowie Konzern (Afrika, Asien, Europa).

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Leitung der Bereiche Controlling/Kostenrechnung und Buchhaltung
  • Verantwortung über Erstellung der Quartals- und Jahresabschlüsse sowie Lageberichte in Zusammenarbeit mit der Steuerberatung
  • Verantwortung über Budget, Finanzplanung und laufende Berichterstattung
  • Kontinuierliche Optimierung der Kernprozesse
  • Strategische Planung, Sicherung des Unternehmenswachstums
  • Proaktive Gestaltung im Bereich Prozess- und Projektmanagement
  • Einarbeitung in die Bereiche Steuern (auch international), Recht und Vertragswesen
  • Vertretung der Geschäftsführung

Ihr Profil:

  • Abgeschlossenes Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften o.Ä. (z. B. BWL, VWL, Steuerrecht, mit Schwerpunkt Controlling/ Vertragswesen/ Steuerrecht)
  • Hohe Leistungsbereitschaft und Arbeitseffektivität
  • Mehrjährige Berufserfahrung in den Bereichen Controlling / Finanz- und Rechnungswesen
  • Bereitschaft zur tieferen Einarbeitung in das Thema Steuern, Recht und Vertragswesen
  • Ausgeprägtes unternehmerisches Denken, proaktive Lösungsorientierung
  • Führungs-, Kommunikations- und soziale Kompetenz in einem internationalen Umfeld
  • Erfahrungen in Unternehmensorganisation und Prozessoptimierung
  • Aufgeschlossenheit gegenüber einem komplexen und dynamischen Umfeld
  • Sehr gute MS-Office- und Englischkenntnisse, weitere Fremdsprachen von Vorteil
  • Bereitschaft zur Unterstützung der Geschäftsführung

Unser Angebot:

  • Wir bieten eine sinnstiftende Tätigkeit in einem der größten deutschen Forschungszentren für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Wirkungsforschung nach experimentellen Ansätzen.
  • Unser Standort in Mannheim liegt zentral
  • 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. 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.

Zuschriften mit Gehaltsvorstellung unter Nennung der Referenznummer (J2105FVV) bitte per Mail an Professor Dr. Markus Frölich unter jobs@c4ed.org oder per Post an Mannheimer Zentrum für Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung gGmbH, an Herrn Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, O7, 3, 68161 Mannheim.

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:

SENIOR MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST (M/F/D) (Job ID: J2104SME)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for several Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists to join its team of impact evaluators. C4ED is further looking to fill the position of “Team Leader” for C4ED’s group of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists. Applicants with relevant experience will be considered for the Team Leader role.

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
  • Possibly, leading C4ED’s team of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialists which comes with the additional responsibilities of:
    • Acting as a link between management and C4ED’s M&E Specialist Team
    • Ensuring that the financial goals of the M&E Specialist Team are achieved

Your profile:

  • You hold a PhD, in Economics, Econometrics or Statistics
  • You have at least 10 years of relevant experience implementing impact evaluations and monitoring projects.
  • 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 strongly desired
  • Proven experience leading project teams
  • Extensive project management skills and the ability to plan projects and implement them efficiently
  • Extensive experience in preparing evaluation reports
  • Successful reporting to clients
  • Extensive experience in the communication with clients and collaboration with data collection companies
  • Proven experience in the acquisition of research projects (or other successful funding proposals)
  • You have an excellent command of English. Substantial knowledge of additional languages such as German, French, Spanish, Portuguese 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. All positions are based in Mannheim, Germany, and include travel to research project sites.

If you are interested in applying for the M&E Specialists Team Leader role, in particular, please indicate this in your application and kindly provide relevant information on your experience in leading and managing teams or departments.

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.

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 (J2104SME).

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.

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.

(Junior) Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (M/F/D) (Job ID: J2013JME)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Junior 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:

  • Contributing to experimental or quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies as well as monitoring projects
  • Statistical analysis and report-writing
  • Provide capacity building
  • Conduct and oversee large-scale data collections (incl. high-frequency data quality checks)
  • Ensure project deliverables are prepared on time and are of high quality
  • Closely cooperating with local partners
  • Set-up monitoring systems
  • Project management
  • Involvement in the preparation of project and grant applications

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 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.
  • Very good Stata knowledge; Knowledge of R or other statistical languages would be desirable
  • Extensive experience in conducting CAPI, household and other surveys
  • Preferably, 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 apply your expertise in research methodology and project management. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany, and includes travel to research project sites.

How to Apply

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.

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 J2013JME.

Senior Qualitative Research and Evaluation Manager (m/f/d) (Job ID: 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. 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.

Qualitative Research Manager (M/F/D) (Job ID: J2012QREM)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a full-time Research Manager for qualitative research methods to join its Qualitative Research and Evaluation Team at the earliest possible date. Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed at the Junior Research Manager, Research Manager or Senior Research Manager level. Three positions are available. The person will be working alongside qualitative researchers and quantitative impact evaluators on projects taking place in low- and middle-income countries.

C4ED’s vision is to improve people’s lives by making development interventions more effective. With a strong focus on mixed-methods and quantitative impact evaluations in low- and middle-income countries, C4ED is one of the leading German research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, 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 qualitative research methods, you will be involved in designing, managing and conducting qualitative data collection as well as data analysis for the projects C4ED is carrying out in low- and middle-income countries. Your tasks 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 low- and middle-income countries
  • Collecting and/or supervising qualitative data collection, for instance, through key informant interviews, focus groups, in depth interviews and observations
  • Delivering training sessions on qualitative research methods
  • Analysing qualitative data
  • Preparing policy briefs, reports, and scientific publications
  • Contributing to applications for projects and grants
  • Project management which will include time management as well as managing external consultants
  • Delegating work packages to internal or external assistance

You have a graduate or postgraduate degree in social science, international development or a related field, with extensive training and experience in 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. child labour, education, inclusive development, gender equality, health and development, poverty, agriculture) is also a plus. You are interested in gaining first-hand experience in the field of impact evaluations and development economics.

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

While you will be working in a team, you are also able to work independently. 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 donors and local partners, and you are able to maintain good collaborations.

The role offers a good opportunity to gain experience in conducting evaluations and to deepen your expertise in qualitative research methodology and general project management skills. In-house training on quantitative impact evaluation methods will also be available. We are interested in offering you a position for a period of 2 years with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany, and includes travel to research project sites (e.g. South Asia, Africa) for data collection and other tasks.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, a copy of a report or qualitative analyses you have conducted, in English. Please include a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates, if available. Note that we can only accept applications that show evidence of a valid working permit for Germany.

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 J2012QREM.

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. 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.

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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

(Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager (m/f/d)  (J2102PA)

Mannheim, 15.02.2021

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a (Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager to join its Project Acquisitions Team. The person will be working alongside quantitative and qualitative evaluators, research manager, and others on applications for work 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, 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 a (Junior) Project Acquisitions Manager, you will be involved in the preparation and submission of expressions of interest (EOIs) and applications for new projects that C4ED is interested in working on, as well as events planning and communications. Your tasks would include:

  • Contributing to proposal development and acquisitions for various donors, e.g. World Bank, 3ie, GIZ and other
  • Preparation of Expressions of Interest or other pre-qualification documents and proposals
  • Coordinating project proposal writing including one’s own contributions to project proposals
  • Researching, communicating, and liaising with project partners and donors
  • Quality Management and continuous improvement of project acquisition processes
  • Finding and recruiting external experts for proposals
  • Managing documents and databases
  • Support in report writing
  • Contributing to Public Relations, including short translations
  • Assisting with the organization and coordination of fundraising and networking events
  • Attend and represent C4ED at networking events as requested
  • Prepare and improve short marketing and communications texts
  • Support social media and web content development
  • Administrative duties with German Authorities
  • Additional tasks as assigned

You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in social science, international development, economics or a related field. For the Junior Project Acquisitions Manager, you are interested in gaining first-hand experience in the field of international development at a firm that focuses on impact evaluations, research and data collection for development interventions. To qualify as a Project Acquisitions Manager, you must have at least 1 year of full-time acquisitions or business development experience in a relevant field.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English; written and verbal communication skills in other languages (e.g. French, Spanish) would be a plus. Important attributes include a high attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. Familiarity and/or interest in creating and working with proposal budgets is a plus.

While you will be working in a team, you are also able to work independently. 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 donors and local partners, and you are able to maintain good collaborations. While travel is not generally included in this position, if required, willingness to travel to work locations is a necessity.

The position offers a good opportunity to gain experience in international development and public relations. We are interested in offering you a long-term job perspective, including professional development. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany. Kindly note that this position does not offer a remote work option.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, a writing sample (in English), a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates (if available) and job references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates who have the capacity to start quickly will be given priority.

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 J2102PA.

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

Mitarbeiter in der Buchhaltung/ Projektcontrolling (m/w/d) (J2103 MBP)

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, Welternährungsprogramm WFP, WHO, UN-Klimafonds, Brot für die Welt, KfW und GIZ.

Ihre Aufgabenschwerpunkte

  • Buchhaltung: Bearbeitung der Eingangsrechnungen, Rechnungsstellung und -prüfung, Ablage
  • Aufstellung von Projektbudgets auf Grundlage von Verträgen mit Projektpartnern
  • Überwachung von Projektfinanzen
  • Erstellung von Honorar- und Kooperationsverträgen nach Vorlagen
  • Verantwortung für Abrechnungen in Deutsch und Englisch gegenüber Projektgebern
  • Sachliche und rechnerische Überprüfung und Bearbeitung von Projektabrechnungen
  • Monitoring und Kontrolle von Finanzberichten von Partnerorganisationen

Ihr Profil

  • Erfolgreich abgeschlossene kaufmännische Ausbildung oder alternativ Studium (z.B. Betriebswirtschaftslehre)
  • 2-3 Jahre Berufserfahrung im kaufmännischen Bereich
  • Freude am Umgang mit Zahlen
  • Kenntnisse in Buchhaltung, Rechnungsstellung und -prüfung
  • Selbstständige und sehr genaue Arbeitsweise, analytisches Denken sowie ein sehr gutes Zahlenverständnis
  • 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

Aufgrund unserer Internationalität sind interkulturelle Kompetenzen und ein freundliches, verbindliches Auftreten sowie sehr gute Deutsch- und Englisch-Kenntnisse Voraussetzung. Französisch wäre ein Plus.

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 bis spätestens zum 11.06.2021.

Assistenten/Sekretär (m/w/d) (Job ID: J2012SA)

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

Assistenten/Sekretär (m/w/d) (J2012SA)

in Vollzeit

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, WHO, UN-Klimafonds, Brot für die Welt, KfW und GIZ.

Ihre Aufgabenschwerpunkte:

  • Allgemeines Büromanagement, Sekretariats- und Verwaltungsaufgaben
  • Reiseplanung und Abrechnung von Dienstreisen
  • Verwaltung des Inventars
  • Aktenführung und Dokumentenverwaltung
  • Administrative und koordinative Unterstützung der Geschäftsführung
  • Allgemeine Hospitality Aufgaben

Ihr Profil:

  • Mindestens erfolgreich abgeschlossene Ausbildung als Kauffrau für Büromanagement, Management Assistentin oder ähnliche Qualifikation
  • Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse
  • Souveräner Umgang mit MS Office
  • Schnelle Auffassungsgabe und Organisationstalent
  • Zuverlässigkeit, Flexibilität, Leistungsbereitschaft und Proaktivität
  • Engagierte, selbstständige sowie strukturierte Arbeitsweise
  • Ausgeprägte Teamfähigkeit und Verantwortungsbewusstsein
  • Mehrjährige Berufserfahrung im Bereich Assistenz in einem projektorientierten Umfeld wünschenswert

Aufgrund unserer Internationalität sind interkulturelle Kompetenzen sowie ein freundliches, verbindliches Auftreten Voraussetzung.

Wir bieten Ihnen eine sinnstiftende Tätigkeit in einem dynamischen wie internationalen Umfeld im Herzen Mannheims. 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 unter der Referenz J2012SA an jobs@c4ed.org.  Für weitere Informationen steht Ihnen Frau Tanja Topuzoglu, Human Resources gerne zur Verfügung.  Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung.

Student Assistance for Project Acquisitions Department (m/f/d)

Mannheim, 01.02.2021

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for an enrolled student to assist the project acquisitions team, which is in charge of business development and communications outreach. Specifically, you would assist in preparing proposals, engaging in social media outreach, and providing help with administrative tasks. We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

We are one of the leading German research centers focusing on the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in international cooperation. 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 working relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Possible duties:

  • Administrative support to tender management (background research, translations, formatting)
  • Content creation for social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Support for event management (seminars, conferences, lectures)

Your profile

You are an enrolled student (Bachelor or Master) in Humanities (preferably Roman languages), Social Science or related subjects having an affinity for writing high quality texts in English and ideally in French. You show great interest in international development and you have gained previous experience abroad, ideally in French-speaking countries.

In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven exceptional organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams in both English and German. You are able to work efficiently under time pressure and are comfortable in meeting deadlines. You will work with a team of experienced project acquisition managers and gain hands-on experience in the business development of an internationally working non-profit research institute.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your CV and a motivation letter to jobs@c4ed.org.