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Gavin Wood

Research & Evaluation Manager (Humanitarian)

Gavin has been selected against the Research & Evaluation Manager (Humanitarian) post in the Child Protection Unit at our office. He will be joining us from UNICEF Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPs) where he has worked over the past 6 years applying his experiences to the humanitarian emergency sector with a focus on emergency coordination, assessments and performance measurement and monitoring. Gavin has a long career in managing and developing professional technical teams, and in fostering strategic working relationships with external organizations. In his current role he co-chairs and leads a number of UN/inter-agency groups on data and information management platforms, decision support and performance monitoring for emergency coordination. In his new role Gavin will be responsible for coordinating humanitarian research and evidence across the organization and providing research support and facilitating implementation of research of relevance to humanitarian action. He will work closely with colleagues in our office, Office of Emergency Operations (EMOPs), Programme Division (PD), Division of Data, Research and Policy (DRP), Regional and Country offices, as well as, other parts of UNICEF, to build on and expand existing research, to develop new ones, and to coordinate existing humanitarian research. A large part of the role will involve fostering the development of humanitarian evidence partnerships and building up collaborative networks and partnering with diverse stakeholders both within UNICEF and including with academic partners, policy actors and funders, and other UN agencies.
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