Research Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC

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 Research Manager

Requisition ID: req31436
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Research Manager will play a key role in supporting the success of ERD’s organizational research priorities. The Research Manager will:
    • Coordinate research activities with colleagues globally across the IRC and with external partners
    • Support with managing research projects and brainstorming research ideas for business development, and
    • Contribute to the dissemination of research progress and findings both internally and externally.
  • This role requires strong project management and communication skills and a strong background in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and methodologies.  There may be flexibility on office location.

Major Responsibilities

  • Along with the Senior Research Coordinator, support the implementation of the ERD organizational research priorities.
  • Participate in research-related business development activities including brainstorming research designs, engaging with country programs, and developing proposals
  • Assist in developing research instruments, conducting data collection training, monitoring progress of research activities, and analyzing research data under guidance of the Senior Research Coordinator.
  • Provide management support to research activities related to the ERD organizational research priorities
  • Collaborate with internal and external research partners to ensure successful implementation of research projects
  • Support the research team in securing ethics approval for ERD research studies and ensure that all projects adhere to ethical requirements and IRC quality research standards
  • Support the Senior Research Coordinator in research synthesis and preparation and coordination of dissemination activities including internal and external presentations, briefs, peer-review journal articles, community-based dissemination events, and blog posts.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Senior Research Coordinator
  • Indirect Reporting: N/A
  • Position directly supervises: N/A.

Job Qualifications
Education / Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Research Methodology, Economics, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • 2-3 years’ experience supporting research projects, preferably in humanitarian or development settings and in a project management role.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fluent written and spoken communication in English. French, Spanish, or Arabic proficiency or another IRC working language is strongly preferred.
  • Solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative research designs and methodologies. Knowledge of R or Stata is required. Experience or familiarity with participatory research methods is an advantage!
  • Experience organizing and implementing quantitative and/or qualitative data collections. Ability to identify and troubleshoot data quality and research implementation issues.
  • Knowledge of research ethics such as informed consent and data protection. Experience securing ethics approval and research permits strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills involving listening to, interacting with, and communicating clearly with people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds with a high degree of professionalism and pro-activity.
  • Ability to work efficiently under remote team and management structures and coordinate with internal and external partners.

Application Deadline
Not Specified.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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