Senior Manager, Evidence (Qualitative)

  • Location
  • UK (London)
  • Department
  • Gender, Evidence and Insights
  • Vacancy Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Advert Description
  • Key Responsibilities 

    Leadership and management 

    • Managing Evidence Managers and Specialists and providing support and oversight for growth and learning of the team
    • Providing technical support to country-based Evidence staff as required on global research, monitoring and evaluation projects 
    • Developing a capacity building strategy and overseeing implementation of a training and mentoring model to build quantitative research skills across the global Evidence team 

    Research, monitoring and evaluation

    • Providing central oversight on development of qualitative global measurement frameworks across Girl Effect’s existing and new geographies
    • Managing the qualitative portfolio of the projects and ensuring that projects deliverables are carried out on time
    • Liaising with different teams and product leads to ensure that measurement is fit-for-purpose, girl-centred and appropriate for different cultural and social contexts 
    • Advising on the appropriate use and methodological design of qualitative research studies used to monitor and evaluate Girl Effect’s mass media interventions, including focus group discussions, interviews, longitudinal panels, ethnographies and other approaches 
    • Overseeing the development of data protocols and systematic and comparable technical approaches to quantitative measurement and data management, including sampling, research instruments, and data treatment and analysis 
    • Ensuring technical support to global Evidence colleagues, on qualitative research implementation across methods, tools and sampling design, ethical and safeguarding standards and quality field implementation, through liaison with data end-users and field implementation teams 
    • Quality assuring data management, analysis and reporting from qualitative studies to ensure that research meets the highest quality standards and is effectively generating insights for end-users across Gender, Brand, Girl Networks, and other Products 

    Learning and sharing

    • Working closely with the Evidence leads for quantitative, digital and girl peer research methodologies to drive innovation and rigor in methods, measurement and insights generation, for diverse data needs and end-users 
    • Building on findings to continually refine and develop Girl Effect’s measurement frameworks for better evidence and understanding of performance and impact 
    • Ensuring that qualitative insights are accessible and promote research uptake for strategy development 
    • Driving engaging approaches to sharing and learning across the Evidence global team, through innovative use of storytelling, data visualisation and other communication approaches designed to increase accessibility and uptake of data 
    • Working with Girl Effect’s insights team to develop engaging and well designed formats for presentations, briefings, reports and other knowledge products 
    • Representing Girl Effect at external conferences and events, through presentations and other knowledge sharing activities as required 

    Key skills and experience

    • Masters or postgraduate degree in the social sciences
    • Strong skills in designing, conducting and applying qualitative research to support practical outcomes, preferably within one or more of the media, communications or social change sectors 
    • Expertise in implementation of qualitative research designs, fieldwork, data analysis and reporting 
    • Ability to produce high quality, innovative and engaging research presentations and briefings for diverse audiences 
    • Exposure to one of either brand/media market strategy or social and behavior change theory 
    • Background in programmes that relate to women and girls is highly desirable
    • Hands on experience of applied research in emerging markets or developing contexts
    • Demonstrable experience in training and mentoring others in research methods, data analysis and reporting
  • Closing Date
  • 17/07/2017