Vacancy-Research Manager

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Research ICT Africa conducts research on digital policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for sustainable development in Africa and in the Global South and we are looking for a Research Manager to join our team!

Key responsibilities of the job include:

Research management and leadership (50%)

  • Lead and co-ordinate public interest research projects for evidence-based ICT policy and regulation.
  • Develop/operate effective systems for research management (including online systems)
  • Develop working relationships with Research Managers in sister networks
  • Initiate new research projects and prepare funding proposals
  • Collaborate on global research commissions, technical assistance projects and maintain relationships with donors and multilateral agencies
  • Create a learning environment for in-house researchers and country partners
  • Prepare financial and technical reports for donors

Research & Analysis (30%)

  • Undertake research to build a repository of data and analysis for evidence-based policy
  • Specifically, oversee and collaborate on nationally representative surveys in various African countries – questionnaire design, training, sampling, overseeing data gathering and fieldwork, developing ICT access and use indicators compliant with international/UN system, and undertaking analysis and modelling to identify points of policy intervention.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on selected issues.
  • Oversee researchers on supply-side analysis of policy outcomes, specifically market, competition, financial and pricing analysis.
  • Oversee curation of the supply (pricing) and demand (survey) side data portals.

Communication, networking and community building (20%)

Prepare research for:

  • publication in peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • policy papers and policy briefs, blog posts to disseminate findings to diverse audiences at international/national levels.
  • represent RIA at global policy, academic, ICT for development, conferences, and events.

Key Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Econometrics) with minimum five years of research or survey experience OR more than 10 years of managerial, fieldwork, survey & data analysis experience.

Download Job specifications here.