*This role will be based in Asia. Locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Asia Pacific Region where WVI is registered to operate.
*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this role is to conceptualize, design, and oversee the development of regional evidence of impact studies and research publications based primarily on World Vision’s country programmes data to improve technical branding, influence with key donors, and foster better adaptive management. Benchmarking these results with secondary data may also be necessary. This will be a technical role, focusing on analysing programme data to assess strength of evidence upon which to make claims of World Vision’s contribution to improved child well-being and community ownership of development results.
Develop regional evidence agenda, approach and methodology including publication themes, information sources, and work breakdown structure for publication.
Oversee and coordinate data collection for evidence publications: Develop data collection methodology including, as appropriate, instrument development/ adaptation; data collection plan & implementation oversight, data analysis plan & implementation; finalise the presentation using results from multiple field office datasets for regional thematic reports and regional child well-being impact report.
Oversee publication development including writing technical content for the report, and, in coordination with graphic designer, ensure appropriate data visualization and graphic representation of information.
Support communication of publication findings. Draft publication narrative, social media posts (in collaboration with RO Communications team - ROCT); and related WV senior leader presentations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
At least 5 years’ experience in applied research, including research methodology, policy analysis, policy-based development programming, impact evaluation methodology, and qualitative research.
Master’s Degree/ PhD in natural or social sciences, with strong emphasis on research methods.
A thorough understanding of the international developmental sector.
Experience in collation, analysis & evaluation of field based raw data.
Experience in networking with government/institutional donors, UN agencies, universities and research institutions.
Experience of working in a consultancy company, an international organization or similar entity.
Excellent knowledge of research philosophies, research concepts and principles, statistical definitions, scientific tools and techniques.
Ability to recognize, capture and manage Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) resources and learning effectively, and to contextualize DME tools.
Expert knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting the same.
High level advocacy and communications skills, including excellent command of the English language.
Expert data handling skills (classification, categorising, tabulation etc.) and demonstrated diligence in data management.
Knowledge and understanding of key poverty issues, development theories and holistic development in relation to programme quality.
Experience in implementing projects and programmes in the field.
Native English fluency at research level.