30 Mar 2020

Director of Innovation and Learning at Africa’s Voices

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Position Type: 2 Year Renewable Contract
Salary Range: USD 60,000 – USD 80,000 gross per annum
Application deadline: 31st March 2020 at midnight EAT
Language: English
Open to expatriates: Yes

Job Summary

The Director of Innovation and Learning leads a growing team of social researchers, technologists and media experts who together innovate and apply Africa’s Voices’ unique offering at the heart of our programmes and partnerships.

The role involves leadership of the technical teams (Research Design and Analysis, Engagement and Media, and Data and Technology) within Africa’s Voices. This will be primarily to develop the capabilities that are used to deliver programmes and solutions with and for partners.

An experienced applied social researcher who has successfully led teams to tackle development-related challenges, you will be adept in designing and using mixed method analyses, excited by new technological innovations in social research, and committed to research that always has impact in mind.

At Africa’s Voices, you will provide leadership on the application of our capabilities to projects that are led by the programmes teams: concept-building of interventions, ensuring quality and integrity of our analysis and co-designing with the project team and the partners in other organisations to maximise the impact of what has been learnt. You will use this learning to innovate our capabilities for the future.

The role will include managing technical relationships with clients; managing a team of researchers in African countries and the UK; leading the development of innovative methodologies and research approaches in partnership with the Technical Advisory Group; communicating research insights to stakeholders; and producing research reports and academic publications. You will be part of Senior Management, shaping organisational strategy and its execution, and with a Board and public-facing role as agreed with the Executive Director.

      Method of Application

Please send your CV and a Cover Letter to [email protected] explaining why you are interested in Africa’s Voices and this position, and how you fulfil the selection criteria. Application deadline is midnight (EAT) on 31st March 2020. Applications may be considered after this date only if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Questions about this recruitment be directed to the Director for Business Operations on [email protected]g by 1pm (EAT) on 20th March, 2020


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