Global Research And Operations Manager

Global Research And Operations Manager
Company:

Precision Agriculture For Development


Global Research And Operations Manager

Details of the offer

PAD’s Global Research Manager will be responsible to provide ongoing support to PAD’s research operations and management across geographies. In order to facilitate a steady stream of research and programmatic opportunities, the successful applicant will also actively contribute to fundraising, funder reporting, and research dissemination.
The Global Research Manager will work closely with the relevant Program Leads, Director of Research, Country Directors, and Research Affiliates. The position will be located in one of PAD’s program locations or Boston and will require frequent travel. PAD is a start-up organization and will require flexibility from all staff with regards to roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Research management and support
Work with relevant PAD country teams, researchers, and research affiliates to manage the implementation of research projects and ensure that projects adhere to policies, procedures, and timelines.

Provide guidance and oversight to Research Associates on research activities, including data cleaning, power calculations, and preliminary analysis.

Apprise PAD researchers, research affiliates, and country leads on the progress of projects on a regular basis.

Support the project teams in preparing progress reports for funders and partners.

Take lead on preparing Institutional Review Board applications and modifications with oversight from PAD researchers and research affiliates.

Support literature reviews and other desk research to inform research activities as well as programmatic functions for PAD.

Assist with proposal development for prospective funders and partners, alongside other PAD team members.

Support PAD in developing processes to maintain the integrity and the quality of research

Stay abreast of the latest research related to mobile phone-based agricultural extension.

Knowledge management
Maintain library of relevant research for all PAD team members.

Take lead on maintaining PAD’s institutional knowledge base on current landscape of other organizations and companies operating in the mobile phone-based agricultural advisory space.

Write research summaries and results in various formats, including briefs, website text, presentations, emails, etc.

Actively contribute to research dissemination and outreach activities.

Support PAD in creating and maintaining institutional knowledge related to its research findings.

Other
Contribute to general management tasks important for PAD’s functioning and success – including but not limited to budgeting, hiring, and strategic planning – on an as needed basis.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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