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U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) brings together nine organizations committed to building a more prosperous world through cooperatives. Its mission is to champion, advocate, and promote effective international cooperative development. The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) is a division of OCDC, and its purpose is to develop evidence and create knowledge about effective cooperative development in developing countries. Its research is focused on issues related to the impact and effectiveness of cooperatives in developing countries and emerging markets. The ICRG designs, directly undertakes, and partners with academic and practitioner organizations and experts to carry out rigorous research that helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Job Opportunities

  • General Call:Short Consultancy in Support of Research Project October 13, 2021 by Research Group This call closes on Nov.1, 2021. | Period of Performance: November 15 - December 17, 2021 The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG), a division of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), seeks short-term, survey research interviewers for an anticipated activity providing survey interview/data entry support on a study regarding resilience among international cooperatives during COVID-19. The ICRG intends to engage with one or more research consultants to work on a short-term contract to… Read More
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Report Design services for the deliverables produced by the ICRG under the USAID Cooperative Agreement CRED. January 15, 2021 by Research Group SOLICITATION TYPE: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSON OF INTEREST | SOLICITATION NO: CRED_27 | DATE OF ISSUANCE: January 15, 2021 | Closing Date: January 22, 2021 at 17:00 EST TITLE: Report Design services for the deliverables produced by the ICRG under the USAID Cooperative Agreement CRED. TO: Individuals or firms with full design capacity for print and electronic reports and with belief in a collaborative process for optimal results. The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of OCDC… Read More
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Editor services for the deliverables produced by the ICRG under the USAID Cooperative Agreement CRED. January 15, 2021 by Research Group SOLICITATION TYPE: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST|SOLICITATION NO.: CRED_26 | DATE OF ISSUANCE: January 15, 2021 | CLOSING DATE: Rolling Acceptance. TITLE: Editor services for the deliverables produced by the ICRG under the USAID Cooperative Agreement CRED. TO: Individuals or firms available for an ongoing relationship to operate as an editor for academic research reports on international cooperative development. The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of OCDC is requesting expressions of interest from individual… Read More
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST- Copy/Editing services for the deliverables produced by the ICRG under the USAID Cooperative Agreement CRED. January 15, 2021 by Research Group SOLICITATION TYPE: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST | SOLICITATION NO.: CRED_25 | DATE OF ISSUANCE: January 15, 2021 | CLOSING DATE: January 22, 2021 at 17:00 EST TITLE: Copy/Editing services for the deliverables produced by the ICRG under the USAID Cooperative Agreement CRED. TO: Individuals or firms available for an ongoing relationship to copy/edit research and other reports and documents with various types of technical content. The relationship may evolve into an on-going relationship… Read More
  • Job Posting:Consultant Solicitation World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) October 28, 2020 by Research Group Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (TIFI) Solicitation Number: TIFI-K-2020-001 Date of Publication: October 26, 2020 Deadline to Submit Questions: November 2, 2020; no later than 5:00 pm EST Submit Questions to: Conor Farrell; cfarrell@woccu.org Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 9, 2020; no later than 5:00 pm EST Submit Proposals to: tifiopportunities@woccu.org Subject: Virtual Training Consultancy Support – Kenya Over the next two months (November – December 2020), the Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (TIFI)… Read More
  • Job Posting: For Organizations June 1, 2020 by Research Group Interested in partnering with OCDC and the ICRG? We work with international cooperative development organizations to research, facilitate, and promote best practices in programming for international development. Please email us researchgroup@ocdc.coop to learn more about potential partnership opportunities. Read More
  • Job Posting: For Individuals June 1, 2020 by Research Group Interested in working for OCDC? Check back to this page for future full-time positions available with OCDC and the ICRG! Read More

Proposal Requests

  • CRED_35:CRED Midterm Evaluation Study-Deadline Extended! September 16, 2021 by Research Group RFP No: CRED_35 | RFP Title: CRED Midterm Evaluation Study | Issuance Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2021 | Closing/Submission Date and Time: Friday, October, 29th 2021 at 5pm EST Submission of Questions regarding the RFP: Questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to researchgroup@ocdc.coop no later than October 22, 2021 at 5:00pm EST. OCDC will send answers to questions to all registered parties by October 26 at 5:00pm EST. Registration for Information:… Read More
  • CRED_34: WDDCM For Migration: Northern Triangle September 10, 2021 by Research Group RFP No: CRED_34 | RFP Title: WDDCM For Migration: Northern Triangle | RFP Issued By: US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), implemented by OCDC’s International Cooperative Research Group, under a Cooperative Agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Issuance Date: Friday, September 10, 2021. Registration for Information: To ensure you receive any modifications to the RFP, send an email to researchgroup@ocdc.coop requesting that your organization be put on the distribution… Read More
  • CRED 33: OCDC/ICRG website user experience and user interface August 26, 2021 by Research Group RFP Number: CRED_033 | Issuance Date: Thursday, August, 26, 2021 |Closing/Submission Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 5PM EST Overview: International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) carries out research on the effectiveness and other aspects of cooperative development. One of the pillars of activity under our current USAID award – CRED – involves dissemination of research, tools, and learnings related to international cooperative development. The main point of… Read More
  • CRED 32: Rwanda GIS Firm for Data Mapping July 29, 2021 by Research Group Scope of Work (SoW) GIS Pilot Study  The ICRG is seeking GIS and data analysis expertise for a pilot study in Rwanda. This pilot study is intended to explore whether and how GIS data visualization can be cost effectively used in determining the productivity and commercial viability of primary cooperative societies. It will draw on newly generated or derived GIS data and on data sets the OCDC/ICRG has from past studies. The successful bidder… Read More
  • CRED 30-RFP- English to Spanish written translation for What Difference Do Cooperatives Make – Peru Report and What Difference Do Cooperatives Make Synthesis Reports.  April 15, 2021 by Research Group Updated Closing Date for English to Spanish translator: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5pm EST. Due to a lack of responsive proposals, the ICRG has elected to extend the deadline for translation services. OCDC will collaborate with successful proposals in identifying ideal individuals to be interviewed. Overview The US Overseas Development Council (OCDC) is a member association of cooperative development organizations (CDOs) working internationally, principally on the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) in USAID-assisted countries. The… Read More
  • CRED 29-RFP- English to Spanish Interpreter “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” Global Summit April 15, 2021 by Research Group Updated Closing Date for English to Spanish Interpreter: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5pm EST. Due to a lack of responsive proposals, the ICRG has elected to extend the deadline for interpreter services. OCDC will collaborate with successful proposals in identifying ideal individuals to be interviewed. Overview The US Overseas Development Council (OCDC) is a member association of cooperative development organizations (CDOs) working internationally, principally on the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) in USAID-assisted countries. The International Cooperative Research… Read More
  • Request for Proposal – Website user experience and user interface (UX/UI). April 13, 2021 by Research Group Updated Closing Date for UX/UI: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5pm EST. Due to a lack of responsive proposals, the ICRG has elected to extend the deadline for UX/UI services. OCDC will collaborate with successful proposals in identifying ideal individuals to be interviewed. Overview. International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) carries out research on the effectiveness and other aspects of cooperative development. One of the pillars of activity under our current USAID award… Read More
  • Request for Proposal –Transformational Stories: Cooperative Members Describe what being a part of a cooperative has meant for their lives and their future. Part of the What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Research Initiative. February 9, 2021 by Research Group RFP Issued By: US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), under a Cooperative Agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) carried out by its International Cooperative Research Group (Research Group).  This activity is part of a Multi-Country Research Initiative examining the role of cooperatives in the economic and social well-being of members and communities. Issuance Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Closing Submission Location: U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council. researchgroup@ocdc.coop Closing/Submission Date:… Read More
  • Request for Proposal: Remote Learning Event Design and Facilitation September 30, 2020 by Research Group Closing/Submission Date: October 14, 2020. Instructions for Submission of Proposals: In order for a proposal to be considered, one soft (electronic) copy of the complete technical and cost proposals must be delivered to OCDC’s Research Group (researchgroup@ocdc.coop) by close of business on the closing date specified in this RFP. See Section E of the RFP for detailed delivery instructions. Estimated Period of Performance: The estimated period of performance is October 15, 2020 – December… Read More
  • Request for Proposal: Peru Short Study June 2, 2020 by Research Group ** SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED** New deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday, June 10, 2020, by 5 pm EST.  Please scroll down for link to Q&A The International Cooperative Research Group (Research Group) of the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) has embarked on a multi-year, multi-country cross-sector regional research study on the effects that cooperatives have on the social and economic well-being of individuals and the broader effects that they have in the… Read More

Call for Application

  • Call for Applicants: Deputy Executive Director U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) April 20, 2021 by Research Group Background. The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) is a membership organization of cooperative development organizations (CDOs) and cooperatives working in a variety of economic sectors in developing countries. OCDC brings together nine organizations committed to advancing a more prosperous world through cooperatives. Its mission is to champion, advocate and promote effective international cooperative development.  Our members’ international activities are powered by grants from the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) of the US Agency for International… Read More
  • Call for Applicants: Research Assistant December 8, 2020 by Research Group International Cooperative Research Group & The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council Download the PDF for This Opportunity Call for Applicants: Research Assistant International Cooperative Research Group U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) This position is ideally suited for a recent graduate degree holder (MS, PhD or ABD PhD candidate) interested in applying quantitative and other research skills to support OCDC’s mission to pioneer practical solutions to global poverty using the cooperative business model. Background:… Read More
  • APS: Collaborative Research for Cooperative Resilience June 5, 2020 by Research Group The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), brings together nine organizational members committed to building a more prosperous world through cooperatives. Its mission is to champion, advocate, and promote effective international cooperative development. The RG is a division of OCDC that is spearheading the implementation of OCDC’s USAID-funded initiative, Cooperative Research, Education & Dissemination (CRED). The main goal of the Research Group, under the CRED umbrella, is to create greater support for international cooperative… Read More
  • Call for Applications: Roster for Training Designer/Curriculum Developer in International Cooperative Development March 20, 2019 by Research Group The deadline for submission of applications for the first round of consideration is March 31, 2019. Subsequently submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 2019.   Application Instructions: Qualified candidates are requested to apply to OCDC Research Group at ResearchGroup@www.ocdc.coop with the reference “RG TrainingDesigner Roster_last name”. Applications should include: - Cover letter (include your proposed daily rate), CV, 1 sample of designed training. - Contact details for 3 references. The OCDC… Read More
  • Call for Applications: Roster for Research Analysts and Statistical Analysts in International Cooperative Development March 12, 2019 by Research Group Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 2019. Application Instructions Qualified candidates are requested to apply to OCDC Research Group at ResearchGroup@www.ocdc.coop with the reference “RG Researcher Roster_last name”. Applications should include: - Cover letter (include your proposed daily rate), CV, 1 writing sample (relevant publications preferred). - Contact details for 3 references. The OCDC International Cooperative Research Group is inviting applications from highly qualified Research Analysts and Statistical Analysts with… Read More
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