Open Vacancy: Research and Learning Manager (f/m/d)

16.September 2022

RED NOSES bring humour and laughter to people in need of joy in 11 countries. RED NOSES International (RNI) based in Vienna is the HQ of the largest healthcare clown group in the world. Currently, the following position is vacant in our team:

Research and Learning Manager (f/m/d)

18-Month Limited Contract, maternity cover, 30 hours per week

Position summary

RED NOSES International is an artistic and humanitarian organization engaging with different vulnerable groups (children in hospitals, children with disabilities, elderly people and children in crisis situations) through the art of clowning. The RNI Office in Vienna is the Headquarters for eleven RNI Offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, and is also responsible for implementing the Emergency Smile programme, which brings clowning to children in crisis situations around the world.

RNI is looking for a Research and Learning Manager for an 18-month limited contract (maternity cover). The Manager will be responsible for overseeing external evaluations and research partnerships, as well as reviewing scientific evidence and drafting research overviews. As part of the Research and Learning team, the Manager will play a key role in increasing accountability to all stakeholders and contributing to a lively culture of learning within the organisation.

Your tasks

OVERSEE EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS

RNI regularly conducts baseline and final evaluations of specific projects, as well as evaluations of specific aspects of ongoing work. Tasks include:

  • Design evaluation questions, scope, and terms of reference
  • Lead hiring process of external evaluation team
  • Guide evaluation team to produce a meaningful evaluation
  • Support genuine practical uptake of lessons learned
  • Identify topics for future evaluations

GUIDE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS

RNI works with several universities and research institutes to support the generation of high-quality evidence relevant to the impact and mechanisms of our work. Tasks include:

  • Identify and maintain partnerships
  • Work with partners to develop relevant research questions and methodologies
  • Support preparation, data collection, analysis, and dissemination as needed

CONTRIBUTE TO GROWING THE HEALTHCARE CLOWNING MOVEMENT

RNI’s Strategy 2025 includes ambitious goals related to advancing knowledge of the impact of healthcare clowning. Tasks include:

  • Draft research digests that summarize evidence related to aspects of healthcare clowning
  • Disseminate relevant learnings in reputable academic journals and conferences
  • Maintain the RNI public database of relevant research

Your background

  • Master’s degree in social science or related field
  • Proven technical and relevant experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for humanitarian, development, artistic, or cultural programmes
  • Sound understanding of research methodology (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with high standards of quality and the courage to implement innovative ideas
  • A committed and enthusiastic, proactive team player
  • Experience in conducting research in relevant fields (medical, artistic/cultural) an advantage
  • Experience conducting research with children an advantage
  • Fluent written and spoken English required, further languages an advantage
  • A committed and enthusiastic, proactive team player
  • Positive and resilient with an attitude of support and diplomacy
  • Passion for working in a diverse and international organization
  • Great sense of humour

Statement on Safeguarding:

RED NOSES always seek to create safe environments for children and vulnerable adults in all programmes and in countries we work in. We recognise the utmost importance of keeping children and vulnerable adults safe and ensuring that they are protected from maltreatment or anything, that is detrimental to their health and development, within our organisation as well as with our partners. We do not tolerate any form of child abuse, exploitation, neglect or violation of a child’s and vulnerable person’s privacy and rights.

As part of RED NOSES safeguarding policies, upon recruitment, employees should submit a criminal record certificate issued by the local authorities.

Position details

  • 18-month year limited contract (maternity cover)
  • 30 hours/week
  • Reports to the Head of Research and Evaluation Department
  • Travel may be required
  • Based in Vienna is preferred. Remote work is a possibility

RED NOSES International

  • Offers a challenging and interesting position in in an international, dynamic and growing non- profit organization
  • Offers a creative, appreciative and fun work environment
  • Promotes an international and open culture welcoming diversity
  • Supports learning and development

The minimum wage for this position is EUR 35.000,00 gross per annum (for 38,50 hours per week).

If this position is what you have been seeking, please send a cover letter, CV, income requirements and starting date to jobs[at]rotenasen.at by October 2nd, 2022. Please list the job title in the subject of the email.

Your application will be handled with utmost discretion.