Research & Learning Manager

at RED NOSES Clowndoctors International
Published September 15, 2022
Location Vienna, Austria
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  



RED NOSES bring humour and laughter to people in need of joy in 11 countries. RED NOSES International (RNI) based in Vienna is the HQ of the largest healthcare clown group in the world.


Currently, the following position is vacant in our team:


Research and Learning Manager (f/m/d)


18-Month Limited Contract, maternity cover, 30 hours per week


Position summary

RED NOSES International is an artistic and humanitarian organization engaging with different vulnerable groups (children in hospitals, children with disabilities, elderly people and children in crisis situations) through the art of clowning. The RNI Office in Vienna is the Headquarters for eleven RNI Offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, and is also responsible for implementing the Emergency Smile programme, which brings clowning to children in crisis situations around the world.


RNI is looking for a Research and Learning Manager for an 18-month limited contract (maternity cover). The Manager will be responsible for overseeing external evaluations and research partnerships, as well as reviewing scientific evidence and drafting research overviews. As part of the Research and Learning team, the Manager will play a key role in increasing accountability to all stakeholders and contributing to a lively culture of learning within the organisation.


Your tasks


RNI regularly conducts baseline and final evaluations of specific projects, as well as evaluations of specific aspects of ongoing work. Tasks include:


Design evaluation questions, scope, and terms of reference

Lead hiring process of external evaluation team

Guide evaluation team to produce a meaningful evaluation

Support genuine practical uptake of lessons learned

Identify topics for future evaluations


RNI works with several universities and research institutes to support the generation of high-quality evidence relevant to the impact and mechanisms of our work. Tasks include:


Identify and maintain partnerships

Work with partners to develop relevant research questions and methodologies

Support preparation, data collection, analysis, and dissemination as needed


RNI’s Strategy 2025 includes ambitious goals related to advancing knowledge of the impact of healthcare clowning. Tasks include:


Draft research digests that summarize evidence related to aspects of healthcare clowning

Disseminate relevant learnings in reputable academic journals and conferences

Maintain the RNI public database of relevant research

Your background

Master’s degree in social science or related field

Proven technical and relevant experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for humanitarian, development, artistic, or cultural programmes

Sound understanding of research methodology (both quantitative and qualitative)

Strong conceptual and analytical skills with high standards of quality and the courage to implement innovative ideas

A committed and enthusiastic, proactive team player

Experience in conducting research in relevant fields (medical, artistic/cultural) an advantage

Experience conducting research with children an advantage

Fluent written and spoken English required, further languages an advantage

A committed and enthusiastic, proactive team player

Positive and resilient with an attitude of support and diplomacy

Passion for working in a diverse and international organization

Great sense of humour

Statement on Safeguarding:

RED NOSES always seek to create safe environments for children and vulnerable adults in all programmes and in countries we work in. We recognise the utmost importance of keeping children and vulnerable adults safe and ensuring that they are protected from maltreatment or anything, that is detrimental to their health and development, within our organisation as well as with our partners. We do not tolerate any form of child abuse, exploitation, neglect or violation of a child’s and vulnerable person’s privacy and rights.


As part of RED NOSES safeguarding policies, upon recruitment, employees should submit a criminal record certificate issued by the local authorities.


Position details

18-month year limited contract (maternity cover)

30 hours/week

Reports to the Head of Research and Evaluation Department

Travel may be required

Base in Vienna is preferred. Remote work is a possibility

RED NOSES International

Offers a challenging and interesting position in in an international, dynamic and growing non-profit organization

Offers a creative, appreciative and fun work environment

Promotes an international and open culture welcoming diversity

Supports learning and development

The minimum wage for this position is EUR 35.000,00 gross per annum (for 38,50 hours per week).


How to apply


If this position is what you have been seeking, please send a cover letter, CV, income requirements and starting date by email. Please list the job title in the subject of the email.

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