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Director, Research and Metrics Job Vacancy in Kenya

A leading private sector organization seeks to recruit a Director, Research and Metrics.

You will be part of the senior management team based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be involved in providing leadership in the organizations operations.

You will play a pivotal role in supporting programmatic divisions in the organization by addressing all research, monitoring and evaluation needs.

You will be expected to strengthen and broaden capacity of a local research agency to implement research activities, while maintaining responsibility for design of research according to the organizations methodologies and ultimately the quality of research products.

Reporting to the country director you will:
  • Provide cross functional leadership in the operations of organization, actively identifying challenges and opportunities for the organization while working with the senior management team to implement organizational strategy and programs;
  • Manage research department, including M&E unit, budget and lead development of departmental work plans;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the research team in development of all study designs according to established organizational methodologies;
  • Support program and marketing staff to identify research needed to design, monitor and evaluate organizations’ interventions;
  • Lead the process of translating research results into evidence-based responses in coordination with program teams;
  • Support organizations’ program staff to build skills in interpreting research results and use a research-to-action approach to guide programmatic decisions and activities;
  • Strengthen capacity of and transfer skills to implementing agency and internal research team to implement, manage, and improve organizations’ research activities;
  • Identify and manage appropriate training opportunities in areas of mapping, behavioral tracking and impact measurement of communication campaigns and qualitative research;
  • Write reports appropriate for external dissemination and publication;
  • Actively represent organization in interactions with external partners (public, NGO and private sector), providing leadership on issues relating to evidence-based programming.
  • You will meet regularly with counterparts across Kenyan health partners working to ensure stakeholders understand and buy into the organizations’ research tools and results.
  • University degree holder with a Masters degree or higher;
  • Over 7 years relevant work experience in public health/ behavioral sciences/ population studies/ psychology/communication or marketing;
  • Experience in the design, management, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of behavioral research in public health;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent studies and excellent ability to train, manage and develop research capacity staff;
  • Knowledge of public health issues, and familiarity with the international donor community will be preferred;
  • Experience in the implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Developed skills in statistical analysis.
  • Developed skills in statistical analysis of health survey data and multi-variate analysis;
  • Proficiency in SPSS and/or STATA.
Your application should demonstrate how your experience matches our requirements. 

It should include an up-to-date CV, the names and addresses of three referees, current remuneration package, valid email address and daytime contact telephone number.

Closing date: 18th November 2011

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P.O. Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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