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NGO-Director of Economic Evaluation & Research


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3 Year
Bachelor Degree

Short Information

  • Organization: IRC
  • Location: Colombia
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Director of Economic Evaluation & Research
  • Close on:  1 Sep 2023

About Organization

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a voluntary organization that provides international help, relief, and development. It assists those affected by humanitarian disasters in more than 40 countries and 28 American cities in surviving, recovering, and rebuilding their lives. Albert Einstein requested that the International Rescue Committee (IRC) be established to assist those fleeing conflict, persecution, or natural disaster.

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About NGO-Director of Economic Evaluation & Research

The Best Use of Resources team and the Economic Research team will be under the direction of this role.

The IRC started the Best Use of Resources (BUR) initiative to provide data and analysis on the affordability and effectiveness of essential activities. The BUR team compares and costs various approaches and their related impact through the development of cost evidence, followed by a collaboration with internal and external collaborators to apply the lessons learned in programming. This enables decisions that maximize the use of resources for the most significant reach and impact, both by the IRC and other humanitarian actors.



For the benefit of IRC’s initiatives and the larger humanitarian community, the Economic Research team conducts in-depth research on important issues. Research on anticipatory cash programming, urban refugee lives, and women’s economic empowerment is included in the portfolio. The investigations’ questions and methodologies range from effect evaluations to qualitative formative studies.

NGO-Director of Economic Evaluation & Research Responsibilities

  • Determine which planning and budgeting procedures throughout IRC have the biggest influence on the cost-effectiveness of programs, and collaborate with the process owners to enhance IRC’s strategy and maximize impact per dollar.
  • Assist teams as needed with advice, information, and strategic comments on “value for money” concerns across the enterprise.
  • Conduct economic analysis for IRC teams and offices while fostering the use of cost evidence in program design and decision-making with a team of 7 full-time employees.
  • Create a strategy that is in line with the IRC’s Global Research & Innovation Priorities and Strategy 100, and then define and achieve your objectives.
  • Participate in financial and workforce planning in close collaboration with the Airbel operations team: For the practice team members of BUR to properly address personnel needs across the BUR portfolio, maintain a high-level overview of funding.
  • Individually and through participating in the proposal writing process for projects run by other teams, earn money for the BUR team and its efforts.

NGO-Director of Economic Evaluation & Research Requirments


  • economics or a similar field doctorate
  • Strong organizational abilities: the capacity to be adaptable and perform effectively under pressure, juggling multiple priorities, and working in a high-energy team atmosphere;


  • 10+ years’ experience in research and economic evaluation, including a sizable amount of expertise in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • experience formulating and implementing strategy across a sizable, intricate international organization.

Advantages of the Job

We provide a wide range of advantages that are very competitively priced. The following are examples of US benefits: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20–25 paid vacation days (depending on position and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental insurance starting at $7 per month, and vision insurance starting at $5 per month; a flexible spending account (FSA) for medical, child care, and commuter expenses; a 403b retirement savings plan with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3-year vesting); disability and life insurance


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