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Associate Research Director Job in Kenya

Job Title: Associate Research Director

Job Ref.:
 CIK259237

Reports To:
 Research Director

Main Purpose of the Job

  • In charge of research project management & analysis and field work operations.
  • Providing technical support and business development assistance to Consumer Insight offices outside Kenya (currently in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Nigeria).
  • Writing, reviewing and presenting proposals and reports.
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of business targets and plans

Scope of Job

Staff Supervision and Responsibilities


Staff Reporting Directly to the Job Holder
  • Research Manager (1)
Other Staff Reporting Indirectly
  • Research Executive (1)
  • Research Executive Trainee (1)
Principal Responsibilities
  • Reviewing new client briefs, discussing the research approach & allocating proposal preparation work to the research teams
  • Reviewing research proposals/ presentations prepared by research teams
  • Reviewing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) prepared by research teams
  • Reviewing analysis plans made by analysis department/ research teams
  • Reviewing research reports/ presentations prepared by research teams
  • Preparing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) for key clients
  • Preparing & presenting research reports to key clients
  • Reviewing client mails/ calls, and answering them appropriately
  • Reviewing progress & job updates with the research, analysis & field 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 field workers
  • Reviewing business performance, developments and implementation of business plans
  • Advising on organisation structure and resource development strategy
  • Generation of new business
Person Specifications

Education Qualification and Training

Essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or related fields
  • Training in Marketing Research and Data Analysis
Desirable
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration/ Management
  • Further Education in Management from reputable institutions
Knowledge and Skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
Experience

Essential
  • At least 7 years’ experience in market research gained from working at middle to senior level in an agency
Desirable 
  • At least 5 years’ brand/marketing management or advertising experience
Personal Attributes
  • Honest/Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Consumer empathy
  • Problem solving ability
  • Quick thinker
  • Proactive and confidence
  • High initiative
  • 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
How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, send your CV and a cover letter that clearly explains your suitability for the role; with 3 referees to quality2015jobs@gmail.com (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR + JOB REF)

If you are not interested in this opportunity today, please refer any friend or colleague you know that might suit the required profile.

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