Research and Knowledge Management Manager

Job Type
Contract, Full-time
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Project Overview

Pact is currently seeking a team of high-caliber experts to design, develop and manage a planned multi-donor-funded Decentralised Rural Electrification Facility that will provide high-quality services to the nascent rural electrification sector in Myanmar. The facility will sit at the nexus of the supply, demand, policy, and financing of current and future decentralised rural electrification initiatives. Candidates will be passionate about energy as a driver of economic growth; will be passionate about the role of renewable energy; and will have outstanding experience and credentials in a range skills that the Facility will be expected to provide, including but not limited to policy advocacy, investor matchmaking, development and demand creation at the community level, research and knowledge management. Qualified international and Myanmar candidates are encouraged to apply.

Position Purpose

Pact seeks an efficient Research and Knowledge Management Manager to lead the knowledge generation and learning processes under the proposed Facility that would inform stakeholders on best practices to advance decentralized rural electrification access in Myanmar and beyond. S/he will be in charge of creating a comprehensive body of evidence on rural energy access (resource materials, research briefs, technical assistance) and design effective communication and knowledge sharing channels. S/he will use the collected evidence for developing innovative ideas and integrated approaches to increase rural economic prosperity and influence policymaking. The Research and Knowledge Management Manager will work under the leadership of the Facility’s Managing Director in a small team of energetic professionals who are results-oriented and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in a challenging and diverse environment.

Key Responsibilities

The Research and Knowledge Management Manager will demonstrate exceptional performance in the following functional areas:

Develop relevant monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and knowledge-generating tools and platforms, and assist in providing M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to the facility team, and, as applicable, to the Facility’s clients
Provide assistance to projects supported by the facility in their monitoring of progress and reporting of results and support the facility’s stakeholders in using data for informed and timely decisions related to the facility operations, initiatives, projects and innovations
Provide support for the establishment and nurturing of communities of practice, including support to relevant workshops, conferences, and meetings
Basic Requirements
Advanced degree in statistical, numerical discipline or other related fields
10 years of experience conducting research in developing countries, preferably Myanmar, and providing high-level analysis, interpretation and summaries of the findings for a range of audiences
At least 5 years of experience in developing and working with M&E frameworks and tools; demonstrated ability to coach and train others in using monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies to measure impact of development projects
Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results to incorporate lessons learned into program designs, implementation as well as for awareness-creating campaigns
Ability to develop and manage functional knowledge management systems and knowledge-sharing platforms to accelerate learning within and outside of the organizations
Commitment to live and work in Myanmar, including willingness to travel extensively in challenging conditions

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Additional Information

Pact is a global development organization with a mission to build resilient, vibrant and prosperous communities. We work in 40 countries and focus our resources and capabilities on those challenged by poverty and marginalization. As our work increasingly blends social and environmental aims with sustainable business approaches, we are effectively entering the “fourth sector” of the economy, as we play an increasingly pivotal role in developing social enterprises and market-based approaches. Our work in Myanmar is the largest and most dynamic of all country programs. We support Myanmar’s development through a wide range of integrated programs in community governance, health, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, microfinance and, most recently, decentralized rural electrification.