Research Manager Contractual

RSS client


N.G.O & Social Service

Career Level


Job Function

Consulting, Research & Development, Reporting & Analysis

Years of Experience

Overall at least 5 years of relevant experience, conducting or ideally managing a research programme for a leading university.


Master’s degree or PhD in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field.

Primary Skills

  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under stress and to multi-task.
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
  • Excellent skills in report writing.
  • Good physical health and the ability to travel to local areas with basic travel facilities.
  • Positive attitude with a mind-set to deliver development services in a professional manner.
  • Self-development and initiative taker.
  • Managing conflict.
  • Work experience with research institutions.
  • Displays gender sensitivity and promotes gender equality in all aspects of work.
  • Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situation.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Urdu and/or Pashto are an advantage, but not required.
  • Impeccable qualititative and qualitative reasoning skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the range of methods.
  • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation practices
  • Intellectual curiosity in governance and economic issues.
  • Willing to travel across KP including merged districts.

Position KPI

Leverage project resources to deliver globally-relevant research findings:

  • Consolidate the project research agenda around the core aspects of governance transformation and effectiveness of specific interventions
  • Work with our embedded teams and off-site experts to identify opportunities for learning, evaluation, analytics, and diagnostics;
  • Put in place robust systems to gather and organise data;
  • Commission research and work with a network of local and global researchers;
  • Identify and source talent;
  • Work with project colleagues, government, and outside experts to develop and refine hypotheses;
  • Analyze trends and quality assure the analysis of others;
  • Develop and support our tools, including our growing knowledge management mechanism;

Support industry leading knowledge management practices:

  • Engage with and help to align the the knowledge agendas of government and funding partners
  • Manage processes related to the creation, codification, organization, and retrieval of project knowledge
  • Design and deliver internal and external learning dissemination,
  • Orchestrate high-impact external research events,

Lead project monitoring and evaluation:

  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation team
  • Assign, delegate, process manage, and quality assure M&E products including
  • M&E system/framework, including the measurement of program indicators, designing monitoring tools, setting up the data flow system, conducting data quality assurance and reporting.
  • Work with the Project Manager and other relevant staff members to ensure that data and indicators are aligned with the company, donor and reporting requirements.
  • Mentor project staff and relevant stakeholders to enhance their understanding of the FGP M&E framework, specifically focusing on data tools as well as the flow and frequency of data collection, capturing relevant information, analysis, etc.
  • Ensure performance management and professional development of project staff

The incumbent of the position will uphold the non-discriminatory behavior and ensure that:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of the company”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings, etc

Impact of Results:

  • The research manager will help the Government of KhyberPaktunkwa and the company to generate and engaged with evidence driven policy from global practice, facilitating transformational development in the merged areas.



  • Location: Islamabad
  • Job Title: Research Manager
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