Title: Technical Specialist 1
Department: Research &
Location: New Delhi
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
has been the premier applied research institute focused on women
and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to
conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for
evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and
programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional
offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform
policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender
equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations,
foundations, Governments and civil society organizations partner
with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle
barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential.
ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy
transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and
sexual and reproductive health and rights.
At ICRW, we
believe that research can and should be a process of social
development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate.
Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest
extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance
ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls,
promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.
The Technical Specialist will be responsible for
providing technical and managerial support to research projects in
the thematic portfolio – Sexual and Reproductive Health, with a
specific focus on Family Planning. The incumbent will be required
to work as part of a team and also take independent responsibility
on projects. Based on project and institutional priorities, the
incumbent will undertake other tasks as assigned by the
The appointment for the position shall be
co-terminus with the project/assignment.
Master’s degree in a relevant field (public health, sociology,
social work, political science, public policy, or related
Experience: Two (2) to Three (3) years for
applicants with PhD OR and Four (4) to Five (5) years for
applicants with post-graduation, with relevant
organizational/field program experience on issues of Sexual and
Reproductive Health (SRH) and Family Planning (FP) in India.
Previous research experience at a regional/global level with sound
understanding of the current discourses on gender and SRH/family
planning is highly preferred. Experience in qualitative research
is essential. Experience of monitoring and evaluation,
documentation and report writing is preferred. Prior publications
on the issue of SRH and FP will be an asset.
Strong qualitative research skills, including a demonstrable
proficiency in one or more related analysis software, along with
an understanding of quantitative data and its analysis.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability
to present at different fora.
• Experience of developing
internal and external dissemination products including reports,
policy briefs and creative knowledge products.
to plan and execute research activities for projects and
contribute to managing all phases of the project, including work
plans and budgets.
• Strong organizational, networking and
negotiation skills in order to sustain viable relationships with
partners, as well as communicate knowledgeably about project
concepts, progress and impact within and outside ICRW.
Excellent teamwork skills with an ability to work independently
and under pressure and at short notice.
• Willingness to
travel as required.
High degree of initiative, pro-active responsibility, and “can
• Quick learner who can apply consulting
and project management skills to incubate new ideas successfully
and run discrete projects through completion with modest
• Ability to translate complex research
findings into actionable messages (for donors and ICRW).
Must be a team player with the ability to work independently and
under pressure, as well as to contribute to team members’ work
at short notice.
• Ability and willingness to assume
high-visibility in institutional roles, such as standing committee
participation and collaboration with other researchers across and
outside the organization
Principal Responsibilities and
A. Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Under the guidance of the project director/lead conceptual
development and implementation of the projects related to issues
of SRH and FP.
• Undertake data collection, analysis and
synthesis of research findings on relevant issues.
Produce project-related technical deliverables, including research
briefs, power point presentations, white papers, indicators and
• Develop research and dissemination products
for a range of audiences including research, non-research, and
• Provide technical support to partners,
including on research, capacity building, and dissemination of
B. Project Management
• Work in close
collaboration with senior staff to define strategic direction and
work plans for projects
• Provide day-to-day management of
project work plans, and ensure that project team, consultants and
partners are on track with deadlines for deliverables
Manage routine communications with the team, consultants, and
partners on the routine functioning of projects; and produces
project reports and updates, as needed
• Monitor and
maintain the project budget in coordination with the project
ICRW is an equal opportunities employer and offers
a collegial and stimulating work environment, challenging
innovative and meaningful development projects and an opportunity
to work with development professionals who are well regarded in
their fields of expertise.
Our policies and procedures
reflect our commitment to safeguarding children from abuse.
have zero-tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace.
Date of receiving applications: 6th December, 2021.
candidates are requested to submit a cover letter stating why you
are suitable for this position along with their up to date Resume
and current and expected remunerations.
applications shall be acknowledged.
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