Overview

<p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><em style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>A thoughtful and action-oriented leader in research and evaluation with a passion for using data for organizational learning.</em></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>About the Position</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>At Namati, we are serious about learning. With everything that we do internally and externally, we seek opportunities to advance our understanding of the world, which then strengthens our work on legal empowerment – putting the power of the law in the hands of people.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>To advance our learning, Namati is hiring a brilliant, analytical thinker to join the team as a </span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>Manager of Learning and Research</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>. Reporting to the </span><a style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;background: transparent;color: #5a9b9f;font-weight: inherit;font-size: inherit” href=”https://namati.org/people/erin-kitchell/”>Director of Global Learning &amp; Practice</a><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>, t</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>he Manager of Learning and Research</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”> leads </span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>efforts to generate new knowledge on legal empowerment, connecting across monitoring and evaluation (M&amp;E), research, and program experimentation to drive learning. The Manager is also responsible for managing Namati’s M&amp;E systems – from design to data collection to strategic use. </span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><em style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>The Manager of Learning and Research will be responsible for the following -</em></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>(1) Learning Agenda (40% of role) </span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″>The Manager of Learning and Research provides thought leadership on broader learning within Namati and the legal empowerment field. This includes connecting M&amp;E, research, and program experimentation to knowledge generation that can deepen practice for Namati and others. In addition, the Manager helps engage Global Legal Empowerment Network members and outside experts in collective learning efforts. Examples include:</p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Contributing to the development of a shared learning agenda for the legal empowerment field </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Leading the synthesis of existing evidence in the field from both academic research and program efforts</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Consulting with experts and practitioners to identify areas where learning is needed and collectively sharpening the conceptual frameworks relevant for legal empowerment</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Identifying opportunities for Namati programs to contribute to the learning agenda through ongoing experimentation or research in line with their existing goals</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Supporting the Director of Global Learning and Practice to facilitate comparative learning across Namati programs</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Collaborating with the Global Legal Empowerment Network to integrate the learning agenda into their core activities</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>(2) Research (20% of role):</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″>The Manager of Learning and Research supports the collaborative design of research efforts linked to the learning agenda, program evaluation, and broader program strategy. The Manager leads the implementation of field research – from data collection to data management to data analysis. Examples include:</p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Collaborating with the Director of Global Learning and Practice to design research studies using a range of methods (e.g. qualitative, mixed methods, action research, participatory methods) </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Overseeing the implementation of field research, including supporting program teams and collaborating with external partners as needed</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Leading analysis of qualitative and quantitative data  </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Producing high quality research outputs for a range of audiences including analysis, report writing, and presentations</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Building program teams’ capacity to be partners in research design and educated consumers of research results</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>(3) Monitoring &amp; Evaluation (40% of role)</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″>The Manager of Learning and Research leads on M&amp;E design, ensuring that we have the data needed to address strategic priorities and engaging people across Namati to deepen organizational learning. The Manager supervises two M&amp;E officers, each of whom provides ongoing support to 4 Namati program teams. Examples include:</p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Leading the design of M&amp;E frameworks for each Namati program</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Providing guidance to Global M&amp;E Officers and Namati teams on design of M&amp;E tools and planning for data collection</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Collaborating with M&amp;E staff to foster a culture of critical reflection and continual learning within program teams, including creating spaces for reflection and building specific skills as needed </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Developing and refining global key performance indicators that capture core dimensions of Namati’s work</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Creating streamlined systems for capturing relevant data on systems change efforts</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><em style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>A typical week as the Manager of Learning and Research might include: </em></p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Convening a call with working group members from partner organizations to get input on the draft learning agenda </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Facilitating a meeting with the Myanmar program to identify learning priorities and develop an M&amp;E plan their work on environmental justice</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Planning for field data collection on women’s rights with the CLP Kenya team, including thinking through how to most effectively support our local partners</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Holding weekly check-ins with each Global M&amp;E Officer to discuss progress on priority projects and to provide support where needed</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Drafting guidance on global key performance indicators (KPIs) in advance of a meeting with the Director of Global Learning and Practice, COO, and CEO</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>About You/Must-Haves for the Position:</span></p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience designing and managing applied research efforts, including conducting field research and partnering directly with programs to  support data use</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field that included a focus on data collection, analysis, and use </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Experience leading actionable and policy-relevant research </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Excellent data analysis capabilities, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Experience developing M&amp;E frameworks, including identifying learning priorities, indicator selection, and target setting</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Knowledge of program evaluation methodologies </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a range of range of partners, including grassroots groups and community members</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Significant experience with training and facilitation </span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Significant experience working internationally</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Collaborative and service-oriented</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Growth-oriented</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Nimble, creative problem-solver</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>Nice to Haves:</span></p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Issue area expertise in land rights and/or environmental justice</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Experience with action research methods and practice</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Experience using or managing relational databases</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>About Namati </span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction—or worse, a threat—but not something they can use to exercise their basic rights.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Namati is building a global movement of community paralegals who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>In the past four years, Namati and our partners have worked with </span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>over 65,000 clients</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”> to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>We</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″> track data on every case</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”> and use that information to </span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>advocate for systemic changes</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>And we’re joining forces for change. Namati convenes the </span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>Global Legal Empowerment Network</span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>—over 1,800 groups and 6,500 individuals from 168 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world.</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our </span><a style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;background: transparent;color: #5a9b9f;font-weight: inherit;font-size: inherit” href=”https://namati.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/cultural-principles.pdf”>Cultural Principles</a><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>.</span><br style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px” /><br style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px” /></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>Location </span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″>Washington, DC. Please note you must already be legally eligible to work in the United States to be considered for the position. </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″><br style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px” /></span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>Compensation &amp; benefits</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Compensation is commensurate with experience. Namati offers an excellent benefits package, which includes: </span></p><ul style=”margin: 0px 0px 1rem;padding: 0px 0px 0px 30px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Health insurance- Namati pays 80% of the base plan premium for individuals, and 50% for dependents</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>3 weeks’ paid vacation, 12 sick days, 11 federal holidays (+the week between Christmas and New Years), 3 personal days, 6 weeks’ parental leave</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>401(k)- Namati contributes 5% of your salary plus matches your contribution up to an additional 5%</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking (Washington DC metro area)</span></li><li style=”margin: 0px 0px 0.5rem;padding: 0px;color: inherit;line-height: 1.4″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Access to professional development opportunities</span></li></ul><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″> </p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;font-weight: 800″>To Apply</span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Please submit a resume and cover letter – explaining your interest and how your experiences relate to the position – using our online application form. We‘ll accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but candidates are encouraged to apply by August 30th. </span><span style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>No phone calls please. </span></p><p style=”margin: 0px 0px 1em;padding: 0px;font-size: 17px;line-height: 1.5;font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #515151″><em style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px”>Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer. </em></p>