Research Manager

Governance Lab (part of Daayitwa Abhiyaan) is a research center carrying out evidence-based research works in Nepal.Our cutting-edge research examines questions related to governance, financial inclusion, skills training, gender, and it draws from a network in Nepal and around the world. We collaborate with experts in Nepal and around the world to examine research questions especially related to governance in Nepal.

Research Manager

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Research and Development
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Sanepa, Lalitpur
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Aug. 17, 2020 23:55 (1 week, 4 days from now)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : Not Required
Professional Skill Required : Data Visualization Employee Onboarding Project Management
Other Specification
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proven analytical skills and knowledge of common statistics software packages (e.g. STATA, R) and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and propose solutions in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Capacity to maintain an organized and structured work style in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to interact with a wide range of individuals ranging from Research Associates to academics, donors, research institutions, etc.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Willingness to visit research project sites as necessary
  • Working knowledge of Nepali
  • Experience with research grants management, budgeting, and project management
  • Solid understanding of research project design and processes, experience with RCTs
  • Experience with Stata, Python (pandas + scrapy), GitHub, database management

Job Description

  • Implementation of research projects, including overseeing day-to-day field-based activities, in collaboration with relevant policy partners in Nepal, EPOD management team in India and Yale/LSE-based teams
  • Manage the field-based team and its project activities, including intervention implementation, and contribute to field-based scoping, survey design, and survey testing. Monitor field-based data collection to ensure the highest data quality standards are upheld
  • Manage all assigned administrative requirements of the project portfolio, including budgeting, financial management, procurement, contract set-up and compliance, grant reporting, deliverable tracking, etc.
  • Work closely with research staff and lead investigators to ensure project budgets accurately reflect program design, and budgets are updated and executed appropriately
  • Coordinate with project teams to ensure timely submission of financial reports and projections, and sub-grantee/contract reports and deliverables in the portfolio to keep projects running smoothly
  • Manage relationships with funding organizations and partner institutions; work with partner institutions to coordinate project administration and logistics
  • Contribute to EPoD India's and GovLab’s overall management and strategic vision by identifying additional sources of funding and potential partner organizations for the expansion of our research portfolio
  • Contribute to grant applications as needed
  • Manage and oversee staff on the projects. Recruit and onboard staff, as determined by project requirements and funds. Contribute to the growth/feedback process of direct reportees and be their first point of contact when guidance is required. 
  • Other tasks, as required

Applying Procedure

If you are interested in this position, please email us at [email protected].  In the subject line, put “Research Manager- Kathmandu” followed by your first and last name (e.g., “XXX – Jane Doe) and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter (maximum one page)
  • CV
  • Academic transcripts

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