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Research Director Job in Nairobi Kenya (200K - 230K)

Job Title: Research Director
Reports To: Managing Director 
Industry: Research
Location: Nairobi
Salary: KShs 200,000 – 230,000 Gross

Our client is a leading research firm that offers market and products insights to clients such as large multinationals in FMCG, finance, telecommunication and healthcare companies.

They seek to hire a Research Director who will lead in the Development, implementation, monitoring and achievement of business targets and plan

Principal Responsibilities
  • Overall in charge of research project management & analysis and data collection. 
  • Supervise, train and mentor a team of Associate Research Directors, Research Managers, Analysis Managers, Data Collection Managers and executives
  • Providing technical support and business development assistance to Consumer Insight offices outside Kenya (currently in Tanzania and Uganda).
  • Writing, reviewing and presenting research proposals, instruments and reports.
  • Reviewing new client briefs, discussing the research approach & allocating proposal preparation work to the research teams
  • Reviewing and preparing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) for key and complex projects
  • Reviewing  research proposals , analysis plans and research reports
  • Preparing clients presentations, reviewing clients feedback and acting appropriately
  • Supervise  progress & job updates with the research, analysis & data ollection 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 organisation structure and resource development strategy
  • Generation of new business
Skills and Qualifications Required
  • Masters degree in Business Administration/ Management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or related fields
  • Training in market research and data analysis
  • Further professional training  in Management from reputable institutions
  • 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
  • Creativity and analytical skills
  • Regular international travel, mainly within Africa
  • Working long hours
  • Work delivery pressure
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organisation, mentoring  and communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • 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
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Research Director 200 – 230K gross) before Tuesday 19th May 2015

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

The Recruiting Manager
Corporate staffing Services
Nabui House, 3rd floor, Westlands. 

(Next to Unga House)

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