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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.

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.

The Role:

Project Management

  • Ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget and to the expected quality standards.
Client Relationship Management and Business Development
  • Managing the relationship with clients on a day-to-day basis and keeping them informed regarding the progress of projects.
  • Provide technical and commercial input into proposals in terms of research design, methodologies, costs, deliverables & timing.
  • To keep abreast of current offerings and developments within Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa and in the research world at large to ensure that proposals and pitches are both competitive and differentiating
  • To keep abreast of competitors’ research offerings where Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa operates
  • To ensure that industry and research knowledge is integrated from other projects, desk research and other teams/sources to obtain a consolidated, competitive offering
Research Design
  • Designing the relevant research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, interviewer briefs, sampling plans, etc)
Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Ensure accuracy of information received from Data processing
  • Ensure generation of accurate analytical reports
  • Ensure all interpretation is in accordance with findings
Report Writing
  • Write accurate and insightful reports keeping proposal requirements and objectives in mind and adhere to relevant Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa standards
  • Consult other relevant external data and analyze market trends that will enhance and add value to the Report
  • Design presentation according to client and Synovate Pan Africa
Standard requirements
  • Make presentation to Client when required
Leadership, 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 3 years 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
Personal Attributes
  • Self-driven and results-oriented
  • Excellent organisational and 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
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and problems solving skills.
  • The ability to offer solutions to drive change and improvements.
  • A flexible and proactive approach.
  • Ability to manage and coach more junior members of the team.
  • 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 “Senior Research Executive” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Deadline for application: Monday, 20th February 2012

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