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Senior Research Manager - Public Affairs


Research, Teaching & Training

KES Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Proposals and Sales  

Provide technical and commercial input into proposals in terms of research design, methodologies, costs, deliverables and timing. Responsible for approving and signing-off all the division’s proposals.  Consultation with global contacts and other experts to ensure an optimal design and proposal is accomplished to meet client needs and budget  To keep abreast of current offerings and developments within IPSOS 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 Pan 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  Enhance business growth through repeat business and increased volume of business 

  Technical Research Role  

To advise on the interpretation of findings and the planning of presentations/deliverables To add value to all deliverables To provide solutions expertise from a design, analysis and an interpretive perspective  To advise and ensure that advanced statistical analyses and qualitative analyses are conducted when required  To provide sampling input and design where appropriate  To ensure that research offerings are up to date, innovative and competitive  Drive the culture of integrating information from multiple sources to offer clients a differentiated offering 

Project Management  

Skills transfer and knowledge sharing with the team.  Input into, and final checking of: samples, questionnaires, report templates, analysis plans, focus group/IDI topic guides, analysis templates and presentations.  Day to day client liaison in terms of queries and project status.  Keep all teams updated on project feedback through traffic control/Progress meetings.  Insure proper documentation of all necessary project materials.  Ensures appropriate deadlines are set, renegotiated where necessary and met within the team  Carries out performance appraisals according to Ipsos appraisal system. 


To provide and facilitate on-going training as identified  Driving a culture of reading and the sharing of articles  Feedback and dissemination of conference learning’s where relevant  Empowering and developing of the team 

Networking and Relationship Building  

To build relationships with key global specialists within Ipsos  To build relationships with key industry experts To build up strong internal and external networks To build and foster productive relationships with colleagues  Develop and strengthen relationships with current and potential clients by being the acknowledged expert in their field.  Action client queries within research team. 


Maintains a neat working environment  Attends training as and when required  Adheres to all relevant Ipsos standards, policies and procedures and task instruction manuals.  Attends meetings when required.  Adheres to the budgeted project timing Maintains documents and records as required by the company  Client confidentiality is to be adhered to by all members of the team  Ensures that all members of the team follow procedures for handling company money and that all money is accounted for Ensures quality of all work and deliverables  Keeps up to date with industry and research knowledge and contributes to a database of relevant articles.  Enhances business growth through repeat business and increased volume of business  Performs any other tasks which are reasonable. 

Qualifications and Experience:

First Degree (Bachelors degree) with upper second class honours or a minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience at executive level.  At least 6 years’ experience in market research 

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