Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Research Manager , Aflatoun International , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research  Manager          

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Job type
Full time
€2688 - €4126 per month (depending on experience)
Inclusive of pension, health insurance, holiday allowance and national insurance contributions
 Aflatoun is a worldwide network with a secretariat headquartered in Amsterdam. It employs the social franchise model whereby partners have ownership of the programme. The secretariat develops curricula in collaboration with its partners and provides them with technical assistance, network support, advocacy and training materials to implement the Aflatoun methodology.  
Through Aflatoun programmes children are inspired to discover their talents and put them to use, to stand up for their rights and those of their communities, to play games and to solve problems. They learn how to save, how to budget and how to set up social and financial enterprises that benefit themselves, their families and their neighborhoods. To date, more than two million children and youth are participating yearly in the Aflatoun programs in over one hundred countries. Nearly one third of these young people are now saving or have started an enterprise. But Aflatoun wants to reach millions more. This is why we are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Research  Manager to join us in our mission. 
Research Managers work on evaluation and research projects within Aflatoun. They use a range of evaluation approaches and manage projects of various scales for different external and internal stakeholders.  The organization takes research and evaluation seriously, publishes all its evaluation work online ( has been open to new and innovative approaches. Research managers are expected to be able to do a range of tasks, work across multiple projects and be able to handle projects and responsibilities autonomously. 
Key Reponsibilities 

  • Develop and support process assessments with partner organizations looking at new project iterations, implementation challenges, and scaling approaches
  • Work with external partners -including academics, consultants, research organizations, donors, and partners- on outcome evaluation projects
  • Manage and run internal monitoring, research and evaluation work including Aflatoun’s work supporting partner, its data collection process, as well as internal evaluations of pilots, projects, and programmes
  • Design, commission, and manage research projects on topical or programmatic concerns for Aflatoun and its partners
  • Support partners globally and, based on linguistic abilities, be a point person for research and evaluation in a region
  • Refine monitoring and evaluation tools for teachers, trainers and children
  • Produce relevant research and evaluation reports
  • Publish annual compilation of research results
·         Line management responsibility for research functions in department 
Skills / Attributes Required
  • Experience working in the education or evaluation fields
  • Proven experience producing and publishing high quality written reports in English
  • Process and project management experience
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment
  • 5+ years work experience relevant to the job
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and learning frameworks 
  • Understanding of research and evaluation methods
  • Experience using data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, R, MatLab, NVivo, AtlasTi)
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in English. Knowledge in Spanish, Arabic, French or Russian is an advantage
  • Proven track record in delivering results
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work under pressure; flexibility
  • Ability to learn quickly and on the job
Salary / Benefits Package
·         Full time position
·         Indicative Gross Salary range of € 2,688 to € 4,126per month, including holiday allowance and national insurance contributions (depending on educational background and relevant working experience)
·         23 days holiday pro-rata
·         The contract will be offered for six months initially and maybe extended for further period 
Application Process
Submit your CV and a letter of interest to The deadline for applications isNovember 04, 2015. Subject line: Research Manager Application.     

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