Director, Research and Knowledge Management at Equal Rights

The Initiative for Equal Rights is a registered non-governmental organization working towards the protection and promotion of the human rights of sexual minorities in NigeriaJob Title:Director, Research and Knowledge ManagementPosition descriptionThe Initiative for Equal Rights (“TIERs”) is hiring for the position of Director of Research and Knowledge Management (“DRKM”)The position includes conceptualizing and directing research and analysis around sexuality and gender,discriminatory laws and policies, community based research,and impact assessmentThe DRKM will design and lead empirical and qualitative research that will feed into policy , advocacy, programming and law reviewThe position holder will be responsible for produce research reports, white papers, policy briefings and resource materialsRole and Responsibilities:Developing social and policy research and social perception survey on LGBT rights and issuesResearch ing, documenting and analyzing the life and lived experience of LGBT persons at the community level and society at largeOverseeing the research and knowledge management activities of the organization through a focus on a broadbased portfolio of research topicsDeveloping a database that contains detailed information and analysis of LGBT people’s reality from a social, economic and clinical perspectiveDesigning and managing research projects effectively and efficiently, including tracking research projects for successful completion and influencing how research outcomes are used for programming,policy and advocacyEnsuring that research projects adhere to strict academic rigor and ethical standardWorking with the communication department of TIERs to develop a communication strategy and implementation that is research led andcommunicated to relevant key stakeholdersSupporting fundraising for research projects of the organization by identifying new grant opportunitiesCreating a conducive intellectual and research environment and to make TEIRs the Centre of excellence on LGBT research in NigeriaWorking with local LGBT organizations to ensure issues faced within the community are reflected in researchEngaging with the media and other stakeholders through speaking engagements, writing and publications such as op-eds and commentaryand presenting at conferences locally and internationallyPerforming other duties that may be assigned by direct supervisor 

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