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Country: United States of America
Organization: CARE USA
Closing date: 29 May 2021

The Research and Business Analytics Specialist will be part of CARE’s Institutional Funding and Strategy (IFS), reporting to IFS’s Director of Planning, Research, and Learning (PRL). The PRL team facilitates IFS’ long-term strategic planning and positioning, knowledge management and learning, and use of data and analytics to coordinate with PSI technical teams, regional management units (RMUs), and country teams to expand and solidify CARE’s US Government (USG) and other institutional donor funding portfolios. The Research and Business Analytics Specialist is integral to PRL’s mission and will lead data analysis, visualization, interpretation, and use in order to empower decision makers with information, tools, recommendations, and resources to achieve the immediate and long-term business development strategy. The Research and Business Analytics Specialist will work autonomously as well as collaboratively, managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced, often changing environment. The candidate for the position will have technology skills (see below) as well as experience in international development and humanitarian work, knowledge of business development – especially with USG donors such as USAID, USDA, and FFP as well as institutional donors like World Bank - and the ability to learn new skills, technology, and other content rapidly.

This position will lead research, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and facilitate strategy development related to USG and other institutional business development. Through these data analyses, this position will map USG funding trends, identify emerging donor priorities, analyze CARE’s competitors and potential partners, as well as CARE’s internal business development and technical trends, and stay up to date on cutting-edge concepts and practices in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance, in order to help CARE position for growth and improved competitiveness. These analyses will be used for ongoing tracking and strategic planning in the form of real-time data dashboards, publications and other documents for use by IFS, PSI, the RMUs, and CARE country teams. These tools will enhance CARE stakeholder access to and understanding of USG trends, as well as CARE’s positioning and market share. The candidate for this position will need to be able to translate data analyses and visualizations into digestible and actionable findings that provide strategic guidance for use in strategic planning by IFS and the rest of CARE.

This position will serve as a key resource working within the IFS and CARE ecosystem with CARE PSI, Country teams, and RMUs to use data for decision-making, tracking and analyzing cross-cutting and longitudinal research to improve CAREs business development practices and priorities. This position will also provide support to ensure marketing and proposals reflect and integrate business intel and client-specific trends, approaches, and nuances.


  • Business Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Interpretation
  • Analysis and data visualization for planning/strategy
  • Research, Studies, and Learning
  • Proposal support


  • Masters Degree in relevant field of study or Bachelor plus comparable experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in non-profit or for-profit organizations in the field of development and humanitarian assistance.
  • Experience in the business development / proposal development process, particularly related to USG donors (non-USG also relevant).
  • Experience in data analysis and/or research.
  • Expertise in Excel – including analysis, pivot tables, and creation of charts and graphs.
  • Quantitative analysis (primarily in Excel, but some knowledge of other quantitative software would be a bonus).
  • Qualitative analysis (not required, but would be a bonus) • Data visualization experience (e.g., charts, graphs, infographics). Familiarity with PowerBI is a plus.
  • Strong writing skills, including grammar, punctuation, formatting.
  • Willingness to learn other software such as SharePoint, PowerBI, CRM
  • Ability to write easy-to-understand summaries of data analysis.
  • Ability to interpret data and provide recommendations.
  • Strong understanding of the business development and proposal management and writing process (from pre-positioning to capture to proposal writing and submission).
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to be adaptive and flexible and work under pressure when necessary.
  • Ability to comfortably and professionally interact with individuals at all levels of the organizations, and with individuals from other cultures

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of quantitative analysis experience
  • Familiarity with PowerBi and/or other data visualization software
  • Experience working in a developing country

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