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Research Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya (Re-Advertisement)

Liverpool VCT, Care & Treatment (LVCT) is an established Kenyan NGO that utilizes research to inform policy reform advocacy and strengthen HIV service delivery. 

We optimize our impact on the HIV/AIDS response by building capacity of partners and pay special attention to vulnerable groups and populations with special needs.

LVCT’s focus is on the scaleup of quality-assured HIV counseling, testing and care services.

We have vacancy for the following position:

Research Manager 

Ref: RM/LVCT/2011 


Job Purpose and Objectives:

The Research Manager will work in 3 core areas: Management, Research and National policy engagement.

S/he is responsible for developing and implementing an LVCT's research strategy and agenda

S/he will provide overall leadership, management, strategic guidance and oversight to the research division and other LVCT programmes in conceptualizing, designing and undertaking quality operations research that contributes to fulfilling LVCT's mission.

As part of LVCT's institutional development strategy, s/he will build the division's, and LVCT's research capacity in the subject areas of focus, including health systems strengthening, MARPs and HIV, HIV testing and Counseling and, Sexual Violence.

S/he will identify research areas and funding opportunities, conceptualize, prepare and submit research proposals and support LVCT grant proposals for fundraising.

S/he will ensure qualitative and quantitative data management, analysis, production and communication of targeted, effective evidence accessible to a mixed audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and LVCT management.

S/he will provide mentorship and be responsible for ensuring peer reviewed publications.

The Manager will liaise with others at LVCT to facilitate translation of research evidence to policy and practice, build networks of research collection and sharing

S/he will represent LVCT in national policy engagements as required.

Minimum Job Requirements
  • PhD in relevant field from recognized University with 7 years in research
  • 2 years experience in management of research teams
  • Proof of academic and policy publications in relevant field
  • Excellent analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Sound understanding of research methodologies
  • Technical knowledge of data analysis and software
  • Technical writing skills; Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Decision making skills
Qualified applicants are invited to send their cover letter and detailed CV along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations to: 

Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment,
P.O Box 19835, 00202
Nairobi, Kenya

Or email:

so as to arrive NOT later than August 26, 2011

This is a re-advertisement.

Previous applicants need not apply

Note: Only short listed applicant will be contacted.
LVCT is an equal opportunity employer 

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