The Senior Advisor, University Engagement and Research will serve as the lead for CRS' engagement with universities for the purposes of research and other learning collaborations. The Senior Advisor will work closely with country, regional, and headquarters teams to identify, facilitate, and manage relationships with universities and research institutes for research and learning initiatives and collaborations. As the lead for university engagement, the Senior Advisor will represent CRS in in-person and virtual engagements with existing and potential university partners, as well as at other relevant forums. The Senior Advisor will serve as the point person for development, refinement, and promotion of the agency's research-related policies, procedures and practices, working together with other research advisors. The Senior Advisor will also provide technical assistance to specific research activities and contribute to mobilizing resources to support research activities in collaboration with universities.