Project Manager

  Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 994
Date Posted:Sep 5, 2019
Reference:010-AREU
Closing Date:Oct 17, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Social Science ,Research/Survey,Agriculture
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration: 3 Years & 1 Month
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU):

 

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is a premier, independent and impartial research organization based in Kabul. It envisions an Afghanistan where policy decisions are made on the basis of evidence, open debate and widespread public awareness in the belief that this will better reflect the priorities of Afghans. Information about AREU is available on AREU’s website: www.areu.org.af.

Job Summary:

It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to ensure overall management of the research project, ensure the quality of deliverables, communicate with researchers and partners, manage fieldwork activities, and develop research methodologies and tools.  


The Project Manager will primarily report to the AREU Research Manager and AREU Director regarding all research related activities. The Project Manager will assist the Research and Donor Coordinator on donor-related activities. 

Skills Required:

Research & Management skillswriting skillSPSSSTATAGIS

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Project Manager reports to the Research Manager and is responsible for the following tasks:


Responsibilities:


It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to ensure overall management of the research project, ensure the quality of deliverables, communicate with researchers and partners, manage fieldwork activities, and develop research methodologies and tools.  


The Project Manager will primarily report to the AREU Research Manager and AREU Director regarding all research related activities. The Project Manager will assist the Research and Donor Coordinator on donor-related activities.


Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


Research Management

·        Managing the research project and supervising the work of the research officers and assistants.

·        Developing or substantively participating in the development of research methodologies and research tools (interview guides, survey instruments, etc.).

·        Meeting donors, government officials, and other stakeholders to discuss research ideas.

·        Contributing with the Research Manager, Publication Officer, Finance Manager, and Research and Donor Coordinator in creating concept papers, proposals, and budget outlines.

·        Contributing to narrative progress reports and academic publications.

·        Preparing minutes of dialogues and meetings.

·        Communicating with partner organizations on overall research activities.

Research Implementation

·        Collecting data, analyzing, and drafting project reports.

·        Performing job appraisals of supervised staff.

·        Working with the AREU Executive Management Team to meet donor contractual requirements.

·        Coordinating logistical activities with the Administrative and Finance departments to ensure the most effective and safe operationalization of research staff and consultants during field research. 

 Research Representation

·        Representing AREU’s GCRF project externally and communicating relevant research findings at meetings with external actors (government, UN, donors, NGOs, project implementers, academia, media).

·        Coordinating Communication and Advocacy related activities with the Communication and Advocacy Department.

·        Assisting AREU’s Communication and Advocacy Department in developing communication strategies for research studies.

·        Ensuring research findings and are relevant to the concerns of AREU’s target audiences, particularly policymakers and development practitioners.

·        Developing and maintaining links with other research organizations both in Afghanistan and abroad.

Research Capacity Building

·        Working with the project’s capacity building team to facilitate trainings and mentorship and identify research team capacity building needs.

·        Reviewing and providing input on draft papers produced from research and internal concept notes to ensure accuracy and relevance.

·        Providing input into annual and strategic plans and budgets.

·        Analyzing field data in partnership with other researchers. 

·        Co-authoring publications in partnership with project researchers.


Location

·        The position will be full-time and based in Kabul, but require travel within Afghanistan, as security permits.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

·        A Master’s Degree in the social sciences or relevant field (development, agriculture, public health, etc.).

·        At least 5 years of experience in conducting and participating in social science research (experience in drug-related issues is preferred).

  • Should have at least 2-3 academic publications
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Dari, and Pashto.

·        Computer skills including word-processing and file management software (Microsoft Office) and research software (SPSS, Stata, or GIS). 

Job Keywords:

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