Job Description Since , the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been advancing evidence to evolve systems, improve lives, and ultimately create a better, more equitable world. We are a nonprofit research and technical assistance organization working to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. Our experts in education, health, workforce, human services, and international development follow the evidence to find and apply solutions that will work. Our work helps policymakers make important decisions based on evidence, and we work with leaders, organizations, and communities to create more effective programs. We never stop digging to find what works and where we have more to learn. ResponsibilitiesThe responsibilities for the position include:The Research Director will lead monitoring, evaluation, and research related to multisectoral nutrition programming. Project management of a portfolio of research and evaluationsDevelop conceptual frameworks that guide the work under NuMERAL.Manage and analyze large-scale data files for research.Apply appropriate quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods techniques to collect and analyze data.Develop monitoring, evaluation, and learning indicatorsClose coordination with thought partners in low-and middle-income countriesPrepare technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients, professional associations, and the public.Mentor research and evaluation analysts, share approaches to solving concrete problems, and provide feedback on the work of others.Thought leadership in nutrition mainstreaming in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) policies and servicesManage or lead projects or tasks. QualificationsEducation, Knowledge, and Experience: A Ph.D. (preferred) or MSc (required) in nutrition, public health, public policy, economics or related social science field, with expertise in monitoring, evaluation and learningAt least 3 years experience required with a PH.D. and 7 years required with Masters.Prior experience with monitoring, evaluation, and learning projects with USAIDPrior project management experiencePrior experience engaging with universities and research firms in low-and middle-income countriesPrior experience in nutrition and health research and/or programmingAble to apply advanced monitoring, evaluation, and learning and/or research methods, and able to communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences.Highly proficient in STATA, R, or SPSS.Knowledge or experience with the analysis of large-scale data, and the design of experiments and quasi-experiments. Skills Strong quantitative and mixed-methods research and evaluation skillsPreference for knowledge of French or Spanish in addition to English
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