Location: Cameroon, Niger, and Benin (Open to Remote Work)
Our client is seeking a Research/Technical Director with demonstrated technical and leadership capabilities in project design, implementation, and evaluation; publications and research utilization; and proposal development, in topical areas including family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), nutrition and food security, and malaria and infectious diseases.
The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills, and willingness to work under pressure, and involves both local and international travels.
The preferred candidate will;
(a) Oversee ongoing projects, especially activities under a five-year (2022-2027), USAID-funded social and behaviour change (SBC) research program named Agency for All.
(b) Lead engagement with national and international stakeholders.
(c) Lead and oversee publication efforts and grow the organization’s capabilities in research utilization.
(d) Negotiate research project details with internal or external clients.
(e) Develop quotes and estimate costs and also obtain financing from both inside and outside the department.
– PhD in demography, sociology, public health, the social sciences, or a related field.
– At least ten (10) years of research experience in the areas of FP/RH, MNCH and Nutrition.
– Excellent scientific writing and presentation skills, with excellent track records in peer-review publications and conference presentations.
– Proven experience in the design and implementation of a variety of quantitative and qualitative research activities including data analysis, reporting and dissemination.
– Experience leading successful global health proposal development efforts.
– Strong interpersonal communication, writing, and oral skills in both English and French.
– Demonstrated ability to effectively manage an interdisciplinary team, interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and institutions across countries and teams, and foster data use for policy and programmatic decision-making.
– Experience working in countries in the West and Central Africa region.
– Proven familiarity with US-funded projects and ability to effectively coordinate with U.S. government agencies, and other technical organizations.
The application consists of:
– A three-page cover letter in English, showing the candidate’s qualifications for the position;
– A CV in English of no more than ten (10) pages, ending with names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.