ORB International currently has two positions open in the US. Please read below to learn about each of them.
JOB POSTING – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Research Executive / Senior Research Executive
ORB International wishes to hire an additional Research Executive / Senior Research Executive. We seek a proactive, self-motivated individual to help us serve our growing portfolio of clients. This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious person with excellent research skills and an interest in combining both qualitative and quantitative research in an international setting.
This position offers the opportunity to work on public opinion research of citizens across Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Our work covers some of the most important contemporary issues (security, democracy, development, etc.); this role will suit anyone with a keen interest in international politics and a background in research.
This position will feature foreign travel, and we expect a high comfort level with travel to non-Western countries and cultures; candidates must demonstrate a willingness to travel to a variety of locations across Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. They must also possess sound quantitative and qualitative research credentials, as the position involves direct responsibility for the delivery of robust and high quality work. The ability to understand the strategic use of research and write clear and concise research proposals is also important.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
We will be looking for candidates who possess all of the following types of experience:
While the above qualities are highly desired, they are not requirements.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. ORB International is an independent, privately-owned research agency. Please contact Camilla Tolton at 434 202 8441 or send a cover letter, CV and writing sample with the subject line ‘Research Executive’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is based in Charlottesville, VA, and involves approximately 15-25% travel, with the potential for more.
U.S. citizenship is required.
MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST-Consultant to possible full-time
Opinion Research Business International
ORB International seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for its Charlottesville, VA office. We are looking for a seasoned research professional to provide technical and organizational leadership in general program monitoring and evaluation for ORB’s various international projects. The M&E Specialist will support project design and learn from and make decisions based upon monitoring and evaluation data.
From planning and executing to analyzing and reporting, the M&E Specialist is essential to successful functioning at ORB. Establishing performance measures, collecting and analyzing performance information, planning and managing evaluations and using the performance information for decision-making are integral to this position. Other responsibilities include the following:
Education: A Master’s degree or higher in international development, monitoring and evaluation, the social sciences, economics, or other relevant disciplines.
Prior Work Experience: At least five to seven years of professional experience performing a monitoring & evaluation role with some USAID and/or State Department experience required.
Sphere of Experience/Interest: Professional experience working in one or more of the following sectors: education, health, and/or social justice.
Language Proficiency: French is a plus but not required.
Job Knowledge: Demonstrated ability in data analysis (SPSS specifically), project design, and monitoring & evaluation of development activities. Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study designing, and data analysis—in multiple sectors. Experience managing grants or contracts is also highly desired.
Skills and Abilities:
Travel Requirements: This position will feature foreign travel, and the ideal candidate should have a high comfort level with travel to non-Western countries and cultures; candidates must demonstrate a willingness to travel to a variety of locations across Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
U.S. citizenship is required.