Research Director Job in Kenya

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Research Director Job in Kenya

Job Title: Research Director

Job Ref.:

Reports To:
 Managing Director

Our client, a Research Organization is seeking to recruit for a seasoned Research Director position. 

The ideal candidate should have minimum at least 10 years’ experience in market research gained from working at middle to senior level in an agency.

Main Purpose of the Job
  • Development, implementation, monitoring and achievement of business targets and plans
  • Overall in charge of research project management & analysis and data collection.
  • 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.
Scope of Job
Staff Supervision and Responsibilities

Staff Reporting Directly to the Job Holder
  • Associate Research Directors
  • Research Managers
  • Analysis Managers
  • Data Collection Managers
Other Staff Reporting Indirectly
  • Research Executives
  • Research Executive Trainees
  • Data Collection Executives
  • Analysis Executives
Principal Responsibilities
  • Reviewing new client briefs, discussing the research approach & allocating proposal preparation work to the research teams
  • Reviewing research proposals
  • Reviewing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists)
  • Reviewing analysis plans
  • Reviewing research reports
  • Preparing research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, observation checklists) for key or complex projects
  • Preparing & presenting research reports
  • Reviewing client mails/ calls, and answering them appropriately
  • Reviewing 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
Person Specifications

Education Qualification and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, statistics, commerce, economics or related fields
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration/ Management
  • Training in market research and data analysis
  • Further education in Management from reputable institutions
Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • At least 10 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
  • 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
  • Judgement and Mental demands
  • Creativity and analytical skills
  • 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  (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.

Applications NOT MEETING minimum requirements will not be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Note: We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews

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