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Job Posting: Research Associate

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to link research to action in order to achieve greater impact for good. 

Background:  The International Cooperative Research Group (RG) is a division within the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC).  As a membership organization of Cooperative Development Organizations (CDOs) working in a variety of sectors, OCDC is committed to advancing a more prosperous world through cooperatives.  The RG uses academically rigorous methods to carry out research and provide evidence about the impacts of cooperatives, primarily in the developing world.  Seeking to increase the effectiveness of cooperative development as well as its uptake as a development strategy for inclusive growth and self-reliance, the RG carries out research that focuses on the enabling environment as well as on the capacity of cooperatives. The RG is committed to providing practical solutions that fill gaps in knowledge.

The RG is currently implementing a project funded by USAID under the Cooperative Development Program (CDP).  The program, Cooperative Research, Education and Dissemination (CRED), is a five-year Cooperative Agreement.  This position is funded under CRED.

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Director of the International Cooperative Research Group (RG), the Research Associate (RA) plays a crucial role in the management of CRED and implementation of the research agenda.   The RA is a strategic member of the RG team, collaborating closely with colleagues and providing input into the decision-making as to research activities, and both carries out research directly and manages out-sourced research projects.  As with all members of the RG, the RA is expected to work as a team member supporting and collaborating with the other members of the RG.

Key Tasks: Working both independently and in close collaboration with the RG Director, the RA activities include direct responsibility and support for the research being carried out by the RG. A focus of this role is assuring that timelines are kept to deliverables in accordance with the overall RG Work Plan.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to researchgroup@ocdc.coop by COB February 3. 

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