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Research and Learning Specialist

Internews Network is an international media development organization, whose mission is to give people a voice and the information to empower communities. To support the implementation of USG-funded Investing Activity in Southeast Asia Internews is seeking a Research and Learning Specialist. The Research and Learning Specialist will strengthen the research and learning efforts, approaches and systems to foster key program learning and support the project’s overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to achieve the project objectives. As this project has a research component as a program activity, Research and Learning Specialist will be working closely with the Program/technical team as well as with the MEL team to ensure research utilization is maximized.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Provide support and guidance on the research and learning functions and strategy for the project.
  • Provide support and advise to the MEL Team in leading, design and implementation of research and learning system for the partners and grantees.
  • Provide capacity development to staffs/partners on research and learning system.
  • Establish and facilitate learing sessions for Internews and partners and lead the overall learning process through capturing, storing, and sharing with concerned.
  • Ensure that learning is accessed and used as an integral part of programme implementation including specifically in the application of research findings by the project and its partners.
  • Work closely with the technical, operations and relevant teams on the need to promote learning in programming, and ensure quality and adaptation.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Act as focal point for all research and learning activities undertaken by Internews, subcontractors and grantees.
  • Provide technical advice for research grant development and management under the Flexible Research Fund.
  • Work with Deputy Chief of Party, the technical team and implementing partners in to identify, plan and manage research and learning activities and ensure key learnings are captured, documented, and shared.
  • Participate in regular planning, grant development and coordination meetings internally as well as with project partners and grantees.


  • Guide and supervise the routines in the management of research and learning activities.
  • Produce case studies, best practices; and lessons learned for internal and external use.
  • Other activities as assigned by the MEL Director.
  • A University degree in a relevant field ( social science, research, development economics, or a related subject field) – a technical degree with additional relevant work experience may substitute for education.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in Research and Learning. Media research and/or MEL experience preferred.
  • Substantial prior experience in research and learning management and report writing.
  • Technical skills in setting up quality Learning and Research management database/processes.
  • Proficiency and experience with data collection software or systems (Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA or similar) is vital.
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and informal, methods together with presentation and reporting skills, a strong asset.
  • Self-motivated, with good organizational and planning skills and proven ability to prioritize work and multi-task.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; good communication skills.

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Ultimately, this role will be based in Thailand.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

This is a limited term position with an anticipated end date of 2024, this position may possibly be extended, contingent upon funding.

To apply, please click here.

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote in Thailand


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