Position title: Research Director

Reporting to: Country Director

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of CRRC Armenia, the Research Director (RD) contributes to ongoing research, especially in surveys; generates research output in various forms (reports, data briefs, blog, presentations); and leads methodological innovation and training. Some contribution to research project management and operations is part of the profile.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with CRRC Armenia team to develop and enhance ongoing research, providing insight and scholarly innovation, especially in survey research.
  • Helps to generate research output, calibrated to the highest standards, in a range of different formats, to reach a broad audience for CRRC’s work.
  • Leads and contributes to capacity building in research methodology, based on CRRC’s innovative methods.
  • Contributes to additional public outreach internationally and locally, and contributes to regular production and updates of CRRC outreach and PR materials, including e-bulletin, website and blogs.
  • Contributes to research project management as appropriate, to ensure maximum impact of CRRC research project.
  • Occasionally represents CRRC Armenia and its research at scholarly seminars, conferences, and other events as needed.
  • Coordinates CRRC’s main research tool, the Caucasus Barometer, across the three countries
  • Undertakes other duties as needed to further CRRC’s overall goals.

Expected Qualifications

Educational attainment must be to the level of PhD, preferably in social sciences with extensive independent research experience. In exceptional cases, a candidate with a Master’s degree may be considered if he/she has conducted extensive independent research on a level equivalent to PhD.
Experience and skills:

  • Five to ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrated results in research in an international context, with an application of quantitative research.
  • Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication skills are required. Strong evidence of being a successful team-player is a must.
  • Native or near-native English skills and strong skills in written expression are extremely important.
  • Strong computer skills and outreach/communications are necessary.

How to apply
Interested candidates with appropriate qualifications are requested to apply by submitting a CV and a motivation letter to hr “at” crrc. am by June 7, 2013՚.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful. Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.