IREX is an independent, nonprofit, global development organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. IREX has an annual portfolio of more than $90 million, managed and implemented by our global team of 400 staff working in 100+ countries.
The Center for Applied Learning and Impact (CALI) is IREX’s dynamo of thought leadership and innovation. It also develops practical recommendations to enhance impact and learning, and it measures the achievement of the four IREX impact goals. CALI collaborates with teams across the organization to catalyze and test new technical products and approaches that support IREX’s strategy. Comprised of technical advisors, the CALI team spearheads strategic initiatives and partners with IREX’s business development, strategic partnerships, and strategic communications teams.
Who you are:
You’re passionate about applying digital technologies and agile approaches that catalyze innovation and bring about tangible results for people and communities, as they solve problems they have identified. You thrive in collaborative environments, bringing new ideas to life, leading initiatives, and demonstrating results. You have experience advising global development organizations or programs on how to responsibly, ethically, and effectively integrate digital tools to foster community and learning.
While you may be a generalist capable of speaking across technological and technical disciplines, you have deep expertise with harnessing tangible products and services that help communities and individuals. A doer, you excel at taking initiative and ensuring that expectations are met, and goals are achieved.
You are also familiar with methods, tools, and approaches to cultivating improved data quality and use for decision-making. This includes developing methods yourself and some familiarity with monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) approaches, and strategies to assess and improve data use.
You’re a strong and empathetic communicator with familiarity teaching and facilitating digital, data, and innovation concepts to professionals in different settings, including civil society and government audiences.
You work best when you are entrusted to lead and apply new innovations, provided space to build and grow, invited to proactively define how you contribute to the organization.
What you’ll do:
The Senior Technical Advisor for Data and Digital Development plays a key role in advancing IREX’s impact in the world by integrating digital development and data use into IREX’s capabilities, thought leadership, programs and new business.
You’ll shape and help drive strategic organizational priorities related to advancing the use of data for sustainable development. You will also lead the development and productization of innovative technical products in service of these priorities. Core duties include:
The Senior Technical Advisor also supports the entire Strategy and Development Group, where CALI is situated, with research and writing, product development and testing, learning and innovation, external outreach, and strategic partnership development. As directed, s/he may also provide targeted assistance to the Global Programs Group focused on capacity building and product testing or integration. You will also be IREX’s primary guide into the latest good practice, debates, and discourse pertaining to digital development, data use, and innovation methods applied to sustainable development contexts.
All told, you will play a key role in defining and implementing IREX’s approach to advancing its impact using digital technologies, data, and innovation approaches.
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