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Requisition ID: req20901
Job Title: Senior Research & Innovation Manager
Sector: Research & Development
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kasulu, Tanzania
IRC’s Airbel Impact Lab / Research and Innovation (R&I) Unit brings together a multi-disciplinary team combining IRC’s commitment to rigorous research and evidence-based programs with new approaches to designing, testing and scaling breakthrough interventions for the humanitarian and development sector. Airbel helps the IRC serve people affected by crisis with the most effective and efficient programs; designing and rigorously testing interventions, supporting the IRC in interpreting and applying existing research to develop high-quality, evidence-based programs, and conducting cost efficiency and cost effectiveness analyses to ensure the best use of our resources. –It also aims to design, nurture, and scale new humanitarian interventions and delivery models by applying best practices from the behavioral sciences, human-centered design, rapid iteration, and multi-disciplinary problem-solving in the humanitarian context.
The Tanzania Research and Innovation Hub is a collaboration, led by IRC, between the IRC, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Behavorial Insights Teams (BIT). This Hub aims to enable adaptive project design, small-scale pilot studies, and larger-scale impact evaluations in Tanzanian refugee camps and surrounding host communities to improve outcomes for crisis-affected populations and create more impact for every dollar spent on aid.
The Tanzania Research and Innovation Hub is an exciting initiative that will work in close coordination with IRC’s operational work in Tanzania and globally. IRC in Tanzania works in the sectors of health, education, protection and empowerment to provide humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of refugees and Tanzanian host communities.
The successful candidate will be a creative and strong leader with experience in research project management, coordination of research teams , strategic thinking and research and innovation programming.
Based in IRC offices in Tanzania, the Senior Research and Innovation Manager will be responsible to provide leadership to the Research Hub’s research projects and coordinate with research leads on:
Tanzania Hub Research Project Management Leadership Support
Tanzania Hub Coordination:
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Research and innovation Hub Coordinator
Indirectly report to: Imagine Worldwide or other project leads
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