Research Lead

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Rift Valley Institute

Job Type

Full Time


Mogadishu, Somalia

Description :

LOCATION: MogadishuSomalia
JOB TYPE: Contract
JOB CATEGORIES: Consultancy & Contracts
DEADLINE: November 27, 2020


Lead the Platform’s research and analysis work

  • Lead the conceptualisation, planning and implementation of the Platform’s research and analysis activities. Work closely with the Platform representatives, staff, Somali partners and policy makers to ensure the appropriate design of research activities and outputs
  • Ensure the Platform’s research is based on robust design and methodologies, and is relevant and responsive to the needs of stakeholders in political dialogues.
  • Establish and oversee rigorous systems for data collection, management and analysis
  • Undertake primary research when appropriate (literature reviews, key informant interviews) and analysis of primary data
  • Manage and oversee the production of research outputs and publications, with support from RVI’s publications team.
  • Manage the Platform’s stakeholder mapping process
  • Maintain a consistent database of relevant research and political analysis to inform the Platform’s own research and ensure triangulation with existing evidence
  • Plan and implement dissemination and uptake strategies for research findings and analytical insights through dissemination in various formats (print, online publishing, social media) and for presentations in donor briefings, policy advisory workshops and engagement events.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with Somali organisations from whom the Platform can commission high-quality research outputs
  • Identify and manage consultants that can support the Platform’s research activities.

Programme management

  • Support the collection of evidence to promote programme learning and to measure and communicate the impact of research activities
  • Lead on financial and budget management for the Platform’s research activities ensuring they are within budget and providing value-for-money
  • Monitor and support mitigations of risks arising from the political context and the Platform’s engagement work
  • Manage, and support RVI staff and consultants working on research activities
  • Support and mentor junior researchers working on the Platform

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