Job Title: Program Coordinator
About gui²de-East Africa
Georgetown University, founded in 1789 in Washington DC in the USA, is a Jesuit university committed to both teaching and research at the highest levels.
Consistent with these traditions and its commitment to global development, it intends to open a research office in Nairobi, Kenya.
The office will host research activities undertaken under the auspices of the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, or gui2de, which conducts empirical field-based research to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions and policies aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of the poor.
The Initiative, jointly convened by the Economics Department and the McCourt School of Public Policy provides timely, relevant, and insightful analysis to inform development policy and practice.
The Nairobi office will be known as gui²de-East Africa, and will serve as a hub for research activities in the region.
gui2de-East Africa will administer a broad variety of research projects, in areas as diverse as road safety, mobile money and financial inclusion, education reform, agricultural finance, and maternal health.
The office will attract funding from partners such as the US Agency for International Development, the UK’s Department for International Development, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, as well as other sources.
Until now, gui²de’s field research has been conducted through third party partners in-country, under the ultimate supervision of Georgetown faculty members in the US.
The new office will allow closer oversight of the research activities, more direct involvement of the principal investigators in project management and decisions, and higher quality research output.
The new office will consist of a small core team that provides strategic leadership and the administrative infrastructure needed to conduct our work, along with a team of project managers and project assistants.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator – Zusha! oversees the implementation of all gui2de Zusha! field projects in East Africa, working with the Director to execute our strategic plan and develop a sustainable business model.
Deadline: 31st May 2017