THE COMPANY :
ARK Group is a stabilisation and development company committed to empowering local communities and beneficiaries in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile areas through the provision of evidence-based programmatic interventions, policy recommendations, research and capacity-building.
Working with and through local communities, we seek to understand and then mitigate the negative effects of conflict and instability, enhancing social social cohesion and resilience whist promoting human security, development and economic opportunity with a focus on the following UN Sustainable Development Goals Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Reduced Inequalities, Gender Equality and Partnerships for the Goals.
ARK’s approach combines mixed-methods research with strong, consistent engagement with local communities and stakeholders to bridge the gap between the aspirations of local communities and the priorities of governmental and multilateral actors, thus informing the design and implementation of relevant interventions.
Utilising innovative quantitative and qualitative methodologies to generate data, we deliver, monitor, evaluate and learn from our programming.
ARK believes in enabling local communities to realise their aspirations and potential through the participatory design of projects and programmes that address the drivers and causes of conflict and instability.
We are responsive and accountable to the communities we work in because so many of our staff and partners are from those communities.
We value inclusive, academically-rigorous, ethically-driven research and participatory design. We are innovators and incubators, finding and nurturing solutions in cooperation with our partners, whilst seeking to bridge the gap between our donors and the communities they wish to support.
To the traditional project management disciplines of Economy, Effectiveness Efficiency and Equity, we add Empathy.
With over twenty nationalities in the company, we embrace diversity, nurture opportunity and leverage the youthful enthusiasm of our staff, whilst drawing on the experience and expertise of our more senior staff.
We believe in hard work, delivering results that everyone can be proud of, and caring for each other. Our staff are our biggest asset and their welfare is our first priority.
PURPOSE OF POSITION :
ARK is looking for a knowledge management coordinator / research analyst to support a civil society capacity development project based in Morocco.
The project works with selected local CSOs committed to institutional strengthening and evidence-based advocacy. It works in a diverse range of thematic, geographic and methodological areas and is implemented by a small project management unit (PMU) based in Rabat organised around four project components : Organisational Development, Research, Advocacy and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL).
The PMU, composed of dynamic, multinational professionals, is committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders and especially NGO partners to cross-pollinate skills, approaches and findings.
The key purpose of the knowledge management coordinator / research analyst is threefold : (i) to conduct mixed-methods research and analysis in coordination with the research coordinator and broader PMU team (ii) to support the generation, production, promotion, dissemination and relevant use of local insights produced to advance the objectives of the project and (iii) depending on the specific requirements and under the supervision of the project team leader, to participate in establishment of an evidence-based advocacy NGO network that is a learning organisation.
Working at all three levels of intervention ( PMU, CSO partners and portfolio of projects being delivered), the knowledge management coordinator / research analyst role aims to support project component performance enhancement, insight and innovation, the sharing of lessons learned, integration and continuous improvement of the project outcomes and impact.
Note : this is a consultancy position and we are seeking expressions of interest at this time, with the timeline of recruitment to be soon confirmed.
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