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Ipsos Synovate

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Ipsos is an innovative, entrepreneurial, client-focused organisation, providing research services to clients on a global basis. 

We set ourselves high standards and aim to work collaboratively in partnership with our teams in order to service our clients most effectively.

We are a prime source of holistic market information services that enhance planning and decision making in the Private, NGO and Public Sectors across sub-Saharan Africa. 

We are an integrated media research & media monitoring, social and market research company providing evidence and insights which inform and advise on a wide range of business and social issues.

Research Manager - Kenya

The role mainly is a technical market research role with staff management and business development tasks. 

The Research Manager is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with current and potential clients by being the acknowledged expert in their field.
The holder of the position assists the management and leadership of the research team in staff development, creating efficiencies within the system, ensure staff continuity, and build capacity for research across different skill levels and in multiple markets in Africa.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • First Degree (Bachelors degree) with upper second class honours and a minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience at executive level.
  • Masters degree an added advantage
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English and strong communication and influencing skills with proven ability to effectively communicate insights to all levels of the business in a practical, user friendly and meaningful way
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to turn data into actionable intelligence / insights
  • Strong research relationships and networks
  • Sound knowledge of interpreting and analyzing information
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word and SPSS and other survey analysis systems like Quantum
  • Able to work within a multi-cultural environment
  • Understanding of systems and processes
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure
  • Good management and supervisory skills
  • Good people skills and good organizational skills
  • Time, costing and project management skills
  • Self driven, results orientated, shows exceptional initiative and is focused on quality and cost efficiency
  • Mature, credible and comfortable in dealing with clients

Senior Research Executive - Kenya

This role exists to manage and execute research projects in a manner that ensures client satisfaction.
The role holder manages and oversees multiple projects, ensuring that the work standards are of a high quality, deadlines are met and that projects are completed within budget. 

The role holder is also responsible for day to day client liaison in terms of queries and feedback.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • A relevant University Degree
  • A minimum of 3 years continuous experience in market research
  • Solid knowledge of market research services and tools (preferably with an emphasis on quantitative custom research, but having both quantitative and qualitative experience will be an advantage)
  • Knowledgeable on industry issues
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing budgets and cost management
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Strong Analytical skills, Training skills and Delegation skills
  • Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
If you are this person, then you are right for us and we are right for you!
Please email a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to
Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached. 

Include “Job title” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline for application: 15th May 2013, 5pm

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