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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

  • 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 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 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 Group (ICRG) is a division of OCDC and serves as a learning center for the CDOs and an innovative research institution. The ICRG performs research, education and dissemination activities to strengthen their programming and international cooperative development globally. The ICRG carries out original,… Read More
  • CRED 29-RFP- English to Spanish Interpreter “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” Global Summit April 15, 2021 by Research Group 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 Group (ICRG) is a division of OCDC and serves as a learning center for the CDOs and an innovative research institution. The ICRG performs research, education and dissemination activities to strengthen their programming and international cooperative development globally. The ICRG carries out… Read More
  • Request for Proposal –OCDC user experience and user interface. April 13, 2021 by Research Group 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 dissemination for these materials is our website: ocdc.coop. The ICRG is seeking a qualified UX/UI expert to perform a… 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
  • Request for Proposal: Work with OCDC and the ICRG June 1, 2020 by Research Group We work with international cooperative development organizations to research, facilitate, and promote best practices in programming for international development. Currently, there are no additional RFPs. Read More

Call for Application

  • 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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