Looking for NGO Representative for the RDI Network Committee

Topics Cross-sector partnerships | Networking
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Are you an experienced NGO practitioner actively engaged in the field of international development? Are you committed to seeing evidence influence development policy and practice?

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Committee as a new NGO member. We are looking a highly skilled, experienced, and engaged practitioner to complement our Committee members. You will play a vital role in advising, leading and facilitating activities of the Network including networking, work-plan development, event management, project and team management skills, MEL methodologies and practice, ethical research and evaluation.

The Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) is a network of over 2,500 practitioners, researchers and evaluators working in international development. We believe overcoming poverty and injustice requires effective partnerships that link quality research, policy and practice.

The RDI Committee provides strategic oversight and direction on activities undertaken by and through the RDI Network.  It forms a respected cross-sector voice with access to significant policy and practice fora and dialogues.

The Committee consists of representatives from both ACFID member NGOs and Australian affiliated universities and is co-chaired by an ACFID representative, an NGO representative and a university representative. A list of current Committee members can be found here. The Committee is supported by a secretariat of three staff members based in Melbourne.

Who should nominate:

To nominate for the Committee, you must:

  • Be a staff or board member of an ACFID member ANGO
  • Have the full support of your organisation in the role as Committee member.
  • Fully endorse and demonstrate commitment to the vision, mission and objectives of the Network;
  • Have previous or current engagement with RDI Network or other inter/national networks with initiatives relevant to the objective of the Network; and
  • Have an interest in or experience in research, programming, monitoring and evaluation, training, and/or be committed to the application of evidence to development policy and practice.

Download the position description to apply. 

For further information, contact Philippa Smales via email [email protected] as soon as possible (please email to arrange a phone call if you would like to discuss the opportunity).