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Job Title: Research Director

Reports To:Managing Director

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Development, implementation, monitoring and achievement of business targets and plans
  • Providing technical support and business development assistance to my clients offices outside Kenya (currently in Tanzania and Uganda).
  • Writing, reviewing and presenting research proposals, instruments and reports.
Principal Responsibilities
  • Reviewing new client briefs, discussing the research approach & allocating proposal preparation work to the research teams
  •  Reviewing research proposals
  • Reviewing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists)
  • Reviewing analysis plans
  • Reviewing research reports
  • Preparing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) for key or complex projects
  • Preparing & presenting research reports
  • Reviewing client mails/ calls, and answering them appropriately
  • Reviewing progress & job updates with the research, analysis & data collection teams and resolving conflicts/ problems/ issues
  • Providing all the support above to country offices outside Kenya on need basis
  • Recruiting, motivating, training and evaluation of research project teams, analysts and data collection workers
  • Reviewing business performance, developments and implementation of business plans
  • Advising on organization structure and resource development strategy
  • Generation of new business
Person Specifications

Education Qualification and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or related fields
  • Masters degree in Business Administration/ Management
  • Training in market research and data analysis
  • Further education in Management from reputable institutions
Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent  communication skills  
Experience
  • At least 10 years’ experience in market research gained from working at middle to senior level in an agency
  • At least 5 years’ brand/marketing management or advertising  experience
Personal Attributes
  • Honest
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Curiosity
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving ability
  • Quick thinker
  • Proactive and confidence
  • High energy and self-driven
  • High level of accuracy/attention to detail
  • Open mindedness
  • Results oriented
  • Diplomatic and tactful
Physical demands and work environment
  • Regular international travel, mainly within Africa
  • Working long hours
  • Work delivery pressure

Job Title
: Research Manager

Job Title Reports To: Research Director

Main Purpose of the Job

Business planning, client service, project management and leadership to achieve company’s business objectives.    

Principal Responsibilities
  • Achieving the agreed monthly & annual business targets
  • Ensuring operating systems are adhered to in execution of all projects
  • Client relationship management including prospecting, brief taking, proposal preparing, field and analysis briefing and overseeing and report presentation
  • Ensuring the completion of the necessary documentation on approval of proposal to facilitate proper and early commissioning and payment of projects
  • Overseeing the execution of research projects to ensure timely and accurate execution of all parts of the projects
  • Regular follow up with key client contacts on existing and potential research projects
  • Developing and growing the team of people working with you, by motivating, training, appraising and guiding them
  • Collecting the final payment and getting client feedback on research projects
  • Any other task that may be assigned by the Research Director or Managing Director from time to time
Person Specification

Education Qualification and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or any other related field
Post graduate Marketing Diploma
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or in Business studies
Knowledge and Skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organisation
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills  
Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Marketing, Brand Management, Advertising or Market Research in a reputable company
Personal Attributes
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Consumer empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to think on feet
  • Proactivity and confidence
  • High level of Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Judgement and Mental demands
  • Creativity
  • Ability to handle client pressure
  • Physical demands and work environment
  • Ability to work long hours and to withstand pressure
  • International travel
Send CV to Monicah.kimani@hallmarkrecruitment.com

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