IPA-Colombia seeks a Research Coordinator / Manager to join a very dynamic and passionate team in Colombia. The Research Coordinator / Manager will oversee a portfolio of research projects, each of which are staffed by our stellar team of Research Associates and Analysts.
This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual to provide strong leadership and strategic perspective to the country office while also acting as a critical bridge between academic researchers, policymakers, and staff implementing research on the ground.
The Research Coordinator / Manager must possess the technical skills to ensure the highest quality and rigor in the design and implementation of our research, the communication skills (written and verbal presentation) to maintain strong connections with our clients and partners (present and potential), and the managerial skills to efficiently and effectively manage complex workflows, staff teams, and project financials (i.e. budgets, grants).
As an ideal candidate, you not only have a rock solid technical foundation in impact evaluation methodology, but you can also independently guide and direct the activities that happen both upstream and downstream of any rigorous, randomized evaluation (i.
e. mapping theory of change, measurement design and piloting, data analysis, results communication, etc.). You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the production of the highest quality research for our clients and partners.
You excel in solving problems and are quickly able to move from ambiguity and abstraction to structure and concrete action.
You have a strong social acumen, a creative, entrepreneurial mindset, and are excited about the opportunity to broaden, deepen, and manage meaningful relationships with high-level clients and partners across the public and private sector.
You are excited to help set and execute the strategy for IPA to grow and better achieve its mission in Colombia and the region.
A graduate degree is strongly preferred.
Significant experience living and working in Colombia or the region is strongly preferred.