Posted: Jun 27,2017
Closing: Aug 14,2017
Location: United States
Source: alliance



The Consultant, Research and Evaluation, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, will provide analytical, programmatic, and administrative support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ (Alliance) Research and Evaluation team in support of its overall mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.  The Consultant will directly support the Senior Director by coordinating environmental health research projects, activities, and deliverables, including conducting desk research, shepherding contracts, coordinating experts for technical panels, interpreting and communicating results of emerging epidemiologic studies on child survival and noncommunicable diseases, and aiding in the development of related policy resources and tools. This position may be extended to a permanent position depending on the extent to which the Consultant’s strengths match with programmatic needs as we move into phase 3 of the Alliance’s efforts.  

Working Relationships:

The Consultant of Research and Evaluation will report to the Senior Director, Research and Evaluation. S/he may also work closely with other Alliance team members to ensure strong linkages between research, evaluation, and market development activities


Program Coordination (50%)

  • Assist in the management of the Alliance’s health research and evaluation portfolios, including support for the programmatic areas and activities, including research and evaluation grants and contracts, and events.
  • Support convening of experts to support the research prioritization process and/or development of requests for proposals.
  • Facilitate in-country technical workshops and capacity building activities focused on key research areas, with active collaboration from Alliance grantees and in country experts.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders in focus countries to ensure active ‘mainstreaming’ of clean cooking to facilitate sustainable development goals, including integration of key household energy indicators within routinely collected survey instruments.
  • Assist in the development of public health training courses and materials on household air pollution and health.

Knowledge Management and Communication (30%)

  • Regular, systematic review and distillation of relevant health research publications to ensure that the Alliance and its partners are operating with the most accurate and current evidence base.
  • Coordinate regular dissemination of research results and sector progress to Secretariat, partners, national alliances, and broader audiences via multiple channels and media, including development and update of content for reports, webinars, presentations, blogs, and website.
  • Facilitate shared learning across partner countries and within the broader research and evaluation communities.

Monitoring and Evaluation (20%)

  • Assist in the development/refinement of key impact assessment tools for public health, including HAPIT and LiSTProvide technical inputs to Alliance team in support of proposal development and grant reporting, including translation of work plans into log frames

Selection Criteria:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health or equivalent, including at least 2 to 5 years of relevant research and/or work experience. Applied experience in exposure science, environmental epidemiology preferred but not required.
  • Excellent writing skills, including grant writing, academic publications, and communications.
  • Proven analytical and project management skills, including the ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to completion with adherence to deadlines.
  • Strong communications skills (speaking, writing, editing, and listening); with attention to detail and broad strategy and experience communicating to different audiences.
  • Ability to follow instructions thoroughly while also providing a strategic and critical eye to identify and address additional gaps.
  • Ability and experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with people, internally and externally, from a wide-variety of types of organizations, cultural backgrounds, and functional expertise.
  • Willingness to travel, including internationally.
  • Flexibility, openness to new challenges, and the ability to thrive as part of a highly functioning, fast-paced group of professionals and to prioritize competing demands.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to be flexible with competing demands and deadlines.
  • Self-starter with the desire for continuous learning and the ability to synthesize information and respond positively to constructive feedback.
  • Ability to represent the organization with professionalism, diplomacy and self-confidence.
  • Personal commitment to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and United Nations Foundations missions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global issues and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and United Nations Foundations programs and goals.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

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