Research Associate: Addressing gender bias within humanitarian organizations and gender-based violence in emergencies programming

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Partnership for Pastoralist Development Association
Closing date: 23 Oct 2020

Our team is implementing a project that aims to assess gender biases among humanitarian actors implementing gender-based violence in emergencies (GBViE) programs. It aims to pilot behavioral design innovations among humanitarian organizations to ultimately improve the monitoring and evaluation of GBViE programs.

We are seeking a Research Associate to 1) implement baseline data collection among humanitarian practitioners and organizations in Ethiopia, 2) participate in the development of interventions to address gender bias, 3) pilot test the interventions.

The Research Associate will be based in Addis Ababa but travel to field sites may be required. The Research Associate will work closely with academic researchers and other project staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Fieldwork-related activities

· Prepare research instruments, including consent forms, and translating them into different languages (and back-translating to English).

· Digitize the survey instrument and upload it to tablets for electronic data collection.

· Prepare and submit the required documents to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the ethical review of consent forms and survey instruments.

· Obtain approvals from local authorities in coordination with our partners.

· Recruit and train field staff for quantitative and qualitative data collection activities.

· Set-up and run data quality checks.

· Manage field logistics and procurement of equipment and supplies.

· Manage relationships with local organizations and authorities where the study will take place.

· Clean the raw data and participate in analysis.

· Organize and run intervention co-design workshops

· Oversee intervention implementation and collection of monitoring data.

2. Management and reporting activities

· Keep track of the project expenses and timeline.

· Prepare reports and deliverables for the donor.

· Maintain permanent communication with the field team during data collection and with the Principal Investigators, project partners, and the donor throughout the full lifecycle of the project.

Qualifications and Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public health, or social sciences.

· At least one year of relevant experience designing, implementing, or managing quantitative and qualitative research projects in Ethiopia.

· Experience running research related to gender equality, gender-based violence.

· Experience within the humanitarian sector

· Ability to present information in a structured and insightful manner, both written and orally.

· Proficiency in English and Amharic is required.

Desirable experience

• Master’s degree in a field related to public health, or social sciences.

• Knowledge of quantitative analysis software, i.e. Stata

• Experience in and good understanding of social and cultural aspects of gender-based violence.

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following items to Dr. Vandana Sharma ( and include “Consultant Application” in the email title:

· CV

· Motivation letter

· A writing sample (related to research)

Apply by October 23, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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