Gender Economist NGO Job Careers – International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)


Job Title:    Gender Economist

Organization:  International
Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

International Center
for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute
focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners
to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based
practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW
conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty,
promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls.
Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner
with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and
help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include
gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment,
HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Job Summary:  The Economist will conceptualize, lead and
provide technical oversight to multiple research and evaluation projects
focused on gender, economic empowerment and livelihoods. The successful
candidate will lead and contribute to projects across sectors and topics,
including agriculture, labor markets, intrahousehold bargaining, unpaid care
and trade. S/he will also contribute to and lead conceptual and business
development opportunities and contribute actively to the Gender, Economic
Empowerment and Livelihoods portfolio and ICRW more broadly. Travel of at least
20-25% will be required.


Key Duties and

Monitoring and Evaluation:
contributed substantially to rigorous observational research studies,
experimental and quasi-experimental intervention studies. Works in
multi-disciplinary teams to design, supervise, and undertake quantitative and
mixed-methods research. Develops research tools and implementation plans.
Supervises research field teams. Analyzes primary and secondary data using
appropriate methods, writes incisive products for diverse audiences, including
research reports, peer-reviewed publications, and other outputs, such as policy
briefs and reader-friendly blogs. Monitors research project implementation in
line with the M&E framework and workplan.

Overseeing and
contributing to development and management of project implementation (including
workplans and budgets), recruitment and supervision of field teams and
consultants, liaising with ICRW support units and managing partner
relationships at national and sub national levels.

Works with
Portfolio Director and other Senior Staff to develops areas of research and
proposals that complement and build on ongoing research efforts and contribute
to achieving ICRW’s overall strategic objectives. Works closely with colleagues
to conceptualize and design proposals and projects, as well as to disseminate
findings. Identifies potential funding sources and actively cultivates
potential opportunities with donors and funders.

Representation: Maintains professional expertise and
recognition outside of ICRW through publishing and attending relevant forums.
Authors publications and represents ICRW in the media and with partner
organizations. Actively participates in technical working groups, and ns and
contributes to policy advocacy efforts in line with the institutional projects
on gender, women’s economic empowerment, and livelihoods. Participate in
cross-country project learning initiatives.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Economics or a related discipline
(Political Science, Sociology, Social Demography, etc.).

At least
four years of  post-master’s experience
conducting research and evaluation on gender economics, and livelihoods
internationally, with a focus on developing countries.

in gender, economic empowerment and livelihoods

in the design and implementation of formative, operations and evaluation
research in gender, economic empowerment and livelihoods

analysis skills with expertise with analytical software such as NVIVO, or

data analysis skills, to include expertise with one or more of the following
analytical software packages: SPSS, STATA is a plus

to effectively manage and juggle multiple projects, including staffing,
workplans, deliverables, timelines and budgets

reviewed publications in gender and feminist economics

in coordinating multi-disciplinary research teams

providing training, capacity building of research field teams on ethics, data
collection, analysis, and report writing

successful project management skills, and independence to work effectively with
in-country partners, donors and project staff

written and oral communication skills

supervisory and mentorship skills

of proficiency in English required and one proficiency in other language highly


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates are expected to submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing

Due to the large
volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on
an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be


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