Research Uptake Coordinator Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Rescue Committee 

Position Title: Research Uptake Coordinator


The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), is a global network of over 21,000 individual members, affiliated with more than 4,000 organizations from 190 countries with representatives from UN agencies, International and National NGOs, donors,

governments, universities, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to a quality education in emergencies (EiE) and post-crisis recovery. As INEE is a network and hosted by its membership, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) hosts the INEE Secretariat.

Job Overview:

The Research Uptake Coordinator works within the Data & Evidence Team with oversight from the INEE Director to build upon and strengthen the EiE evidence base and data ecosystem.

The Research Uptake Coordinator, who is hired and hosted by the International Rescue Committee, works as a member of the INEE Secretariat. All core functions (e.g. communications, advocacy, promotion and fundraising) will be coordinated with the Secretariat staff in order to ensure coherence and harmonization across activities.

Major Responsibilities:
In alignment with INEE’s core functions, INEE’s Strategic Framework, Annual Workplan and in close collaboration with all of the INEE Secretariat, major responsibilities for this role include:

  • Assist and support the Data & Evidence Team to handle complex projects, meet their objectives, and successfully collaborate with network members, partners, and key stakeholders
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of INEE’s data, measurement, and evidence work particularly in relation to the democratization of knowledge production, dissemination, and use - linking regional and global INEE network spaces
  • Contribute to a positive team dynamic by engaging and working in the spirit of collaboration.
  • Support multi-directional flows of information between the Data & Evidence Team and all of the Secretariat
  • Serve as the Secretariat focal point to coordinate with the FCDO-funded Education Research in Conflict and Protracted Crises (ERICC) Research Team including:
    • Support the ERICC annual conference
    • Manage the INEE-hosted ERICC webpage
    • Support the dissemination and uptake of ERICC research outputs including drafting blogs, briefs etc.
    • Ensure INEE teams are learning from and integrating ERICC research findings into existing work
  • Support INEE in further developing the INEE Evidence Platform specifically in terms of furthering joined-up knowledge management in the EiE sector and ensuring alignment with other existing or planned knowledge platforms.
  • Develop communication pieces to highlight INEE’s work through Blogs, Social Media, Emails etc.
  • Feed into a quarterly Data & Evidence Newsletter

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Existing INEE Data & Evidence Team Lead

Position directly supervises Not applicable

Indirect Reporting: INEE Secretariat; INEE fiscal and administrative hosts; INEE Steering Group

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC Education Unit, HR, Admin, Finance, Legal, Procurement

External: Mid-level to senior-level representatives of UN agencies, international and national NGOs, donor agencies, education authorities (Ministries of Education, relevant Ministries), academic institutions, etc.

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of directly relevant professional experience.
  • Strong theoretical and practical background in the field of education, including in development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Strong technical knowledge and field experience related to education in emergencies and refugee education.
  • In-depth understanding of INEE’s ways of working and role in the EiE sector.
  • Experience working with networks and employing network approaches.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Understanding and experience in the areas of research, and evidence;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft briefs, reports, and syntheses;
  • Strong technical knowledge of the field of education in emergencies and familiarity with INEE required;
  • Ability to be flexible and work well independently, virtually and under pressure, and in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various tasks;
  • Willingness to travel 30% to challenging field locations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work within an inter-agency framework and approach.

Working Environment:

This position is home based with the possibility of being hosted in IRC offices. This role may travel 30% of the time.

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