Quantitative Program Effectiveness Research Specialist Details
Compassion International is looking for a Quantitative Program Effectiveness Research Specialist to join our collaborative international team who can contribute to advancing organizational knowledge and programmatic effectiveness.
The Quantitative Program Effectiveness Research Specialist will be responsible for carrying out primarily quantitative program effectiveness research studies to support Compassion’s child development programs, leadership decision-making and marketing platforms.
Please note that the Quantitative Program Effectiveness Research Specialist position can be based anywhere in the United States or any of our 25 field countries. Please see the list of these countries in the link below.
What will you do as Quantitative Program Effectiveness Research Specialist?
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Act as an advocate for children.
Understand and advance Christ’s mandate to protect children.
Take active steps to help protect against neglect, abuse and exploitation of children.
Uphold and engage in Compassion’s core Cultural Behaviors.
Plan, design and conduct new quantitative research studies using rigorous approaches to generate reliable, timely and meaningful information to stakeholders.
This includes stakeholder engagement, development of research questions, literature reviews and country-level contextualization, sample and participant selection, quantitative methodology development (mostly quasi-experimental methods), in-depth analysis using the necessary data analysis tools (e.g., computer-based text analysis and advanced statistics software), report writing and presentation to multiple audiences and forums.
Using causal methods, run ongoing impact evaluations to measure the effectiveness of all parts of Compassion’s child development programs.
Advise program managers, field office staff and leadership on relevant programmatic issues when requested and through contribution to and/or leadership of the multi-departmental project, creative thinking and analysis teams.
Interface with other Compassion departments and individuals who collect information and data to minimize duplication of effort, build cooperation and support the growth of quality information gathering across the organization.
Present research findings to audiences to engage non-research staff in research results.
What do you bring on board as the Quantitative Program Effectiveness Research Specialist?
Master’s degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, applied psychology, international economics, international development or another related field with major components that include research methods, at least two semesters of econometrics or advanced statistics, and impact evaluations.
Recent hands-on research experience, including at least one year of applied experience in conducting rigorous quasi-experimental or experimental methods and/or in cross-cultural settings that include child and/or community development, public health, or similar.
Demonstrated experience in establishing strong cross-functional and multi-cultural relationships and constantly advocate for high-quality research in international field countries.
Proficiency in Advanced Statistical Analysis, including Propensity Score Matching, Multi-level Regression, Modelling; advanced experience of one or more statistical software packages (STATA preferred).
Excellent and creative communication skills, both written and verbal, in English.
Proficiency in at least one of the languages spoken in Compassion countries preferred.
Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***
Why work here?
Join a team that is motivated to release children from poverty in Jesus name.
Receive generous paid time off, 10% contribution to a 403(b)-retirement fund in addition to your salary, excellent health-care coverage, free short-term professional counselling, and more.
Spiritual growth opportunities:
Participate in regular chapel services, prayer groups, and department devotionals.
Remote, work from home.
International travel to remote locations with potentially hazardous and challenging conditions.
May be required to travel up to 25% of the normal schedule.
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