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Research Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (KES 60K)

Position title: Research Officer
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 60,000

Reporting to: Research Manager
Supervises: Research Assistants, Field team

Our client, a leading research company is seeking a well qualified individual to fill the position of Research Officer.

Job Summary: The Research Officer is responsible for ensuring that the whole research process is successfully executed and that the research objectives are met.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in sourcing Research jobs from potential clients
  • Meet targets on developing new business with new clients
  • Responsible for the whole research process and oversees the research team
  • Responsible for preparing proposals and tenders
  • Prepare job costings
  • Upon being awarded a job, plans field work and selects a team
  • Prepare tools guided by research methodology
  • Assist Finance and admin in the preparation of budgets for the field work
  • Carries out team briefings
  • Ensures contractual agreements are signed.
  • Plans the logistical process
  • Conducts dummy pilot interviews
  • Dispatch team to fields with all the necessary tools
  • Continuously monitor team in the field (quality control – done by supervisor, reviewing hard copy questionnaires, keeping track of resources such as PDA, recorder)
  • Guide and oversee data processing and coding of verbatims and data capture
  • Liaise with client in data quality checks including data cleaning
  • Leads data analysis statistics and ensures data matrix is adequate
  • Responsible for quality control including to ensure tables make sense
  • Compile reports and send top line report to client as well as deal with questions from clients
  • Submit final report to client which may require presentation
  • Ensure accounts team invoices client and follows up collection
  • Responsible for getting feedback from clients
  • Ensure all the documentation and proof is well maintained
  • Manages and develops the research and office team
Education & Experience
  • A Bachelors in any Social Sciences Degree
  • At least 3-5 years solid experience in supervising research
  • Strong Research Project Management skills
  • Good management and leadership skills
  • Strong planning skills
  • A good understanding of data management
  • Good interpersonal skills
Interested candidates to submit their applications to the email by 18th September 2014.

Kindly ensure your application or email subject header reads “Research Officer”.

In your application, kindly indicate your current and expected salary. 

Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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