Aines Intl: Open Position

Seeking Team Lead/Evaluation Specialist, based in Mali

Position: Team Lead/Evaluation Specialist.

Location: Bamako, Mali  (with travel to other regions of the country)

Start date: July 2018

I am accepting applications for this position on behalf of The Mitchell Group (TMG). Please review Roles and Responsibilities and Qualifications requirements, below, to be sure you meet the profile requested by TMG.

Roles & Responsibilities: The team leader will be responsible for providing team leadership; managing the team’s activities, ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner, serving as a liaison between the USAID and the evaluation/analytic team, and leading briefings and presentations. S/he also provides quality assurance on evaluation issues, including methods, development of data collection instruments, protocols for data collection, data management and data analysis. S/He will oversee the training of all engaged in data collection, ensuring the highest level of reliability and validity of data being collected. S/he is the lead analyst, responsible for all data analysis, and will coordinate the analysis of all data, assuring all quantitative and qualitative data analyses are done to meet the needs for this evaluation. S/he will participate in all aspects of the evaluation, from planning, data collection, data analysis to report writing. The team lead should have significant experience conducting project evaluations/analytics. 

Director of Research and Learning

Job Title:                    Director of Research and Learning

Location:                    Little Rock, AR   (with 10% travel requirement.)

Start Date:                  Immediately

Reports to:                 Senior Director, Program Effectiveness

We are retained by Heifer International,  an equal opportunity employer, to find qualified candidates for Director of Research and Learning.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


The main function of the Director of Research and Learning is to develop and direct the organization’s research and learning agenda with the design and supervision of innovative large and smaller scale studies, both quantitative and qualitative in nature, which contributes to Heifer’s thought leadership, positioning in the global context, and answers key programmatic questions that affect investments.


The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of people across various departments within the organization.

  1. Develop strategic research and learning agenda with input from cross-divisional teams that will contribute to programmatic learning and organizational strategy and thought leadership.
  2. Identify evaluation expertise to conduct high quality industry standard research.
  3. Cultivate relationships with research universities and others investing in research in our industry including membership groups to leverage funds and research knowledge to position Heifer on the leading edge of community-led, social capital, market-driven approaches to sustainable livelihoods.
  4. Ensure results of research is made available to both internal and external audiences packaged to ensure optimum use and learning from such research investments.