Jobline

YOUR SOURCE FOR PROFESSIONAL, PRE-PROFESSIONAL, AND INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Research Coordinator, Oxfam America, Washington, DC

PURPOSE OF POSITIONCoordinate research processes, systems development and maintenance, and internal research communications in OUS and for the ORNcoordinate planning and budget processes supporting OUS Research Director and ORN Steering Committee. The time split between OUS research and the ORN will be 60%/40% respectively. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: fall within 3 broad areas of work--research communication, research administration, and library/instructional design.

Research Communication:

  • Develop an internal communication strategy and maintain internal communications platforms for research.
  • Coordinate and support dissemination of internal research communications. (e.g. newsletter, etc.).

Library/instructional design:

  • Lead knowledge and information systems development and their adoption for the Oxfam Research Network (ORN) andOUS Research Department.
  • Investigate and propose an electronic system for coordination of peer review.
  • Contribute content to Research Department and ORN folders and pages on Box and Compass with resources for research.
  • Support consolidation of existing research tools, standards, protocols, and processes for research production across the Oxfam Confederation for ORN. 
  • Serve as fact-checker at Oxfam America.
  • Deliver and design trainings on research processes, fact-checking, and research resources.

Research Administration:

  • Support Research Director and the ORN leadershiin organizing and facilitating meetings, preparing minutes, and assistingin drafting strategy and planning documents.
  • Coordinate the organization of the ORN retreat and other research events.
  • Track OUS research projects through research pipeline system.
  • Oversee and track all research agreements (contracts), research grants, and payments for research.
  • Track peer review processes for all research produced at Oxfam America.
  • Coordinate sign-off for all OUS research publications at Oxfam America.
  • Ensure Research Department complies with new or changing policies, procedures, and technologies introduced within the organization.
  • Track Research Department budget and assist Research Director in developing annual operating plans.
  • Arrange travel for external colleagues; submit expense reports for Research Director.

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based work culture, will perform all duties appropriately (treating all persons with dignity and respect) and will be comfortable with and committed to Oxfam America mission and goals.
  • Will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
  • Will have an understanding of gender justice and diversity within key areas of responsibility and a commitment to promoting gender justice and diversity in our workplace and programs.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: 

  • Master´s degree in library science or knowledge management; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

 

Experience and Core Competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in general support to research programs, and minimum of 2-3 years of experience in general information and systems support to researchers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of independent peer review process.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of and experience with information technologies that facilitate communication, information sharing, andnetworking; data collection and management.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to be pro-active.
  • Ability to anticipate, coordinate, and facilitate activities with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, and handle multiple demands in a high-pressure, fast-paced, large organizationenvironment.
  • Strong listening, comprehension, and documentation abilities.
  • Results oriented.
  • Comfort operating in a multi-cultural, international environment.
  • Ability to work in an English-based environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Creative thinker
  • Background in international development, human rights and/or social justice issues
  • Training or background in Information Management Systems or ICT
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written format in Arabic, French and/or Spanish
  • Experience using MailChimpSmartsheet, and Box
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Understanding of user experience design principles

Professional Jobs Outside of New England