Senior Manager, Evidence (Quantitative)

  • Location
  • UK (London)
  • Vacancy Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Advert Description
  • Key Responsibilities 

    Leadership and management

    • Management responsibility for 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 quantitative global measurement frameworks across Girl Effect’s existing and new geographies
    • Managing the quantitative portfolio of the projects and ensuring that project deliverables are carried out on time
    • Working with different teams 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 quantitative methods used to monitor and evaluate Girl Effect’s mass media interventions, including large scale surveys, causal research designs, longitudinal panels, quasi-experimental designs 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 quantitative 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 quantitative 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 qualitative, 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 
    • Overseeing the reporting to Girl Effect’s Global Scorecard quantitative Key Performance indicators and donor logframes, ensuring reliability and accuracy of estimates and extrapolations 
    • Ensuring that quantitative insights are accessible and promote research uptake for strategy development 
    • Represent Girl Effect at external conferences and events, through presentations and other knowledge sharing activities as required 

    Skills and Experience 

    • Masters or postgraduate degree in the social sciences 
    • Experience of designing, conducting and applying quantitative research to support practical outcomes, preferably within one or more of the media, communications or social change sectors
    • Demonstrable expertise in implementation of high quality quantitative research design, fieldwork, data analysis and reporting for large scale and panel surveys. 
    • Substantial knowledge of cluster sampling approaches and statistical power and precision calculations 
    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills, including Chi-squared tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, factor analysis, ANOVAs, multivariate (logistic, OSL regression) and segmentation techniques. Experience of advanced statistical analytical techniques such as structural equation modelling (or path analysis) desirable
    • Proficiency in using SPSS programming syntax for data management and analysis
    • Ability to produce high quality, innovative and engaging research presentations and briefings for diverse audiences 
    • Experience coordinating work-streams across multiple geographies and ability to work effectively in multicultural teams with varying expertise, skills and backgrounds 
    • Exposure to one of either brand/media market strategy or social and behavior change theory essential to compliment existing skills within the team. 
    • Background in evaluating programmes that relate to women and girls also highly desirable
    • Hands on experience of applied research in emerging markets or developing contexts 
    • Experience in training and mentoring others in research methods, data analysis and reporting
  • Closing Date
  • 17/07/2017