Global Integrity is recruiting two bilingual English-French project managers to work on its Africa Integrity Indicators project. Managers will be based in the Washington, DC office. Applications should be sent to hazel.feigenblatt[at]www.globalintegrity.org.
Global Integrity produces high-quality research and creates cutting-edge technology to advance the work of a global network of civic, public, and private reformers pursuing increased transparency and accountability in governments. In addition to our core team, we collaborate with a global network of more than 1,500 in-country contributors and partners who take our technologies, tools, and information to where they are most useful – the local level.
Global Integrity is known in particular for its expertise in developing quantitative indicators to assess the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to accountability mechanisms at the national, sub-national, and sector levels. Across all of its fieldwork at the national, sub-national, and sector levels in more than 100 countries, the organization has designed, fielded, and published more than 80,000 quantitative indicators of accountability, transparency, and anti-corruption mechanisms.
The organization has won an Ashoka “Changemakers” award and an “Every Human Has Rights” award from The Elders and Internews; its methodology for assessing the existence and effectiveness of anti-corruption mechanisms is described by the World Bank as “best practice.”
Research Manager – Global Integrity is embarking on the third round of research for the Africa Integrity Indicators project, which assesses 54 African countries on transparency and accountability and a mix of human development issues. The position includes the following responsibilities:
- Developing survey questions focused on transparency, accountability, governance and human development issues at the national, sub-national, and sector levels in Africa.
- Performing detailed, intensive quality control over the resultant data points (in the thousands), including fact checking and editing.
- Recruiting and virtually managing teams of in-country contributors and respondents.
- Capacity building, training, and providing detailed feedback and guidance to researchers and contributors.
- Coordinating all logistical tasks associated with such research projects (including contracts management, payments management, and deadline management).
- Designing outreach and dissemination activities, including public workshops, to promote uptake of published projects.
- Representing the organization at conferences and networking events as necessary.
Global Integrity attracts employees from the most distinctive professional and academic backgrounds. There is no cookie cutter ideal candidate for any position at Global Integrity. We are instead more interested in an individual’s drive, professionalism, and entrepreneurial energy.
- Excellent written and spoken French and English are required. No exceptions. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in journalism, international development, political science, and/or related fields.
- Graduate degree in a relevant area of study including, but not limited to, journalism, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, or development studies.
- Knowledge and experience working in Africa.
- At least 5 years of experience working on research and ensuring consistent application of evidence-based research methodologies.
- Resourcefulness performing online research and disposition to provide guidance to others.
- Experience in project management, including tracking contracts, payments, deadlines, workflow design, and virtual management of large teams of researchers.
- Excellent writing and editing skills, preferably with experience in both short and long form (from blog posts to white papers).
- Attention to detail, ability to perform on tight deadlines, and proven ability to communicate clear and concise instructions.
- Proven ability to set priorities, manage time effectively, handle multiple on-going projects.
- Command of transparency, accountability, governance and development issues at the national, sub-national, and/or sector levels.
- Access to networks of professionals around the globe that can be leveraged for recruiting purposes.
- Comfort in a perpetual start-up environment requiring extensive “self-starter” and “problem-solver” skills with minimal bureaucratic safety nets or backstopping.
Our office environment requires openness, collaboration and flexibility. Our staff has an uncommon diversity of responsibilities: from high-level strategy to online messaging to logistics issues (we book our own travel and fix our own computers), everyone contributes. You will develop new skills in this job; expect to learn and adapt constantly. We are very much a learning organization. International literacy and cross-cultural sensitivity are considered core competencies.
How to Apply
Please email your CV and Cover Letter to hazel.feigenblatt[at]www.globalintegrity.org. Positions open until filled.