Director of Research and Learning

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Our benefits and policies are employee and family friendly, and rival benefits of other NGO's.




District of Columbia
United States



The main function of the Director of Research and Learning is to develop and direct the organization’s research and learning agenda with the design and supervision of innovative large and smaller scale studies, both quantitative and qualitative in nature, which contributes to Heifer’s thought leadership, positioning in the global context, and answers key programmatic questions that affect investments. 


The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of people across various departments within the organization. 

1.    Develop strategic research and learning agenda with input from cross-divisional teams that will contribute to programmatic learning and organizational strategy and thought leadership.

2.    Identify evaluation expertise to conduct high quality industry standard research.

3.    Cultivate relationships with research universities and others investing in research in our industry including membership groups to leverage funds and research knowledge to position Heifer on the leading edge of community-led, social capital, market-driven approaches to sustainable livelihoods.

4.    Ensure results of research is made available to both internal and external audiences packaged to ensure optimum use and learning from such research investments.


Heifer International World Headquarters is located on a beautiful campus in downtown Little Rock, with close access to shops and dining at the nearby River Market. We have our very own Urban Farm on campus to showcase our work. (Where else can you play with baby goats on your lunch break??)

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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