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Ipsos Synovate

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Ipsos - Synovate is 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 Executive - Kenya

The Research Executive is responsible for research projects and related production tasks under the supervision of a Senior Research Executive/Research Manager/Senior Research Manager.

This includes proposal writing, sample design, questionnaire design and testing, field materials preparation, table specifications, analysis plans, analysis, report writing and presentation preparation.

The Role:

Project Execution

Executing a field brief and supervising the process until the deliverables like a draft report or transcripts.


  • Preparation of draft project documents with guidance of the executive in charge that includes project instruments or quotations
  • Project’s desk research
  • Briefing of project teams together with the executive in charge
  • Update project references
  • Project budgeting and expenditure controls
Quality Control

Review and ensure that high quality standards of work are maintained on all:
  • Project documents
  • Draft study materials
  • Project plans
  • Draft reports
  • Field execution
  • Data – final transcripts
Client Relationship Management & Business Development
  • Ensuring that the Client is informed regarding the progress of projects.
  • Identifying new opportunities for research in Kenya & the region
  • Providing input into proposals
Research Design
  • Providing input into the design of relevant research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, interviewer briefs, sampling plans, etc)
Report Writing
  • Write accurate and insightful reports keeping proposal requirements and objectives in mind and adhere to relevant Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa standards
  • Ensure that a presentation review meeting is set up with Senior Research Executive/Research Manager/ Senior Research Manager
  • Design presentation according to client and Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa standards
Team and people management
  • Responsible for coaching / on the job training for junior team members
  • Proactively responsible for their own learning & development
  • Promote team spirit
The Person:

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A relevant University Degree
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in market research
  • Good knowledge of market research methodologies (preferably with an emphasis on quantitative research, but having both quantitative and qualitative experience will be an advantage)
  • Strong numeric skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively
  • Team leadership and project management skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Personal Attributes
  • Self-driven and results-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people of all levels.
  • High degree of professionalism in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external client relationships
  • Attention to detail
  • A flexible and proactive approach.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly within and outside Kenya
Application Procedure

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 “Research Executive” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Deadline for application: 5pm, Monday, 20th February 2012

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