Ipsos Senior Research Executive (Social Research) Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Ipsos Senior Research Executive (Social Research) Job in Kenya 2021
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Ipsos is a world-leading research company operating in more than 85 countries.

It has revenues in excess of £1Bn and employs over 16,000 staff worldwide.

Ipsos provides research services and strategic insights to the world’s largest corporations and many public sector organisations.

At Ipsos we are passionately curious about people, markets, brands and society.

We make our changing world easier and faster to navigate and inspire clients to make smarter decisions.

We deliver with security, simplicity, speed and substance.

We are Game Changers.

SENIOR RESEARCH EXECUTIVE (SOCIAL RESEARCH) – IPSOS IN KENYA

JOB PURPOSE

Manages and oversees projects, ensuring that the standards are of a high quality, that deadlines are met and that projects are completed within budget.

The Senior Research Executive is responsible for day to day client liaison in terms of queries and feedback. Input into proposals and research design is a key role, as well as skills transfer, project management and the supervision of Research Executives and Research Assistants.

The Senior Research Executive will coordinate their workflow and provide input on questionnaire/topic guide design, sample design, report format, analysis plans, reports, and presentations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

PROPOSALS AND SALES

  • Provide technical and commercial input into proposals in terms of research design, methodologies, costs, deliverables, and timing.
  • Responsible for approving and signing-off RE’s proposals.
  • To keep abreast of current offerings and developments within Ipsos Sub Saharan Africa and in the research world at large to ensure that proposals and pitches are both competitive and differentiating.
  • To keep abreast of competitors’ research offerings where Ipsos Sub Saharan Africa operates

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Ensuring that the Research Executives and Research Assistants complete all steps in the research process on time and to the expected quality standards.
  • Skills transfer to and supervision of Research Executives and Research Assistants.
  • Input into, and final checking of: samples, questionnaires, report templates, analysis plans, focus group/IDI topic guides, analysis templates and presentations.

SAMPLE DESIGN

  • Design sample specifications and the data collection methodology in conjunction with the Group Statistician. Ensure this is in accordance with proposal and the objectives.
  • Discuss sample with Field Manager before this is rolled out.

QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN AND TESTING

  • Design questionnaires in accordance with requirements and objectives in proposal and scope of work and relevant Ipsos Sub Saharan Africa Standards
  • Ensure the questionnaire is designed in conjunction with the analysis plan.
  • Ensure that questionnaires/discussion guides design brain storming session is held before starting questionnaire/discussion guide design.
  • Approve questionnaires, discussion guides, samples etc from Research Executives.
  • Ensure suggested viable changes to the questionnaire are carried out.
  • Ensure that DP, Programmers, Field and Coders are briefed on the questionnaire and their changes implemented before sending the questionnaire to field.

DESIGN TABLE SPECIFICATIONS AND ANALYSIS PLAN

  • Prepare draft data processing instructions and analysis plans for approval by DP Manager.
  • Design table specs and analysis plan – in accordance with relevant Task Instruction Manual
  • Obtain approval for table specs and analysis plans (including changes) from DP Manager.

TABLE AND REPORT ANALYSIS

  • Conduct logical checks on tables and reports received from DP to ensure accuracy. Checklist to be used here.
  • Ensure that data and graphs are correctly referenced.
  • Ensure that tables are formatted, and quality checked.
  • Ensure tables for a new project / additional runs are checked by the Senior Research Manager prior to sending to the client.

REPORT WRITING

  • Analyze and interpret tables, findings and results in line with proposal objectives.
  • Write report and executive summary keeping proposal requirements and objectives in mind and adhere to relevant Ipsos Pan Africa standards
  • Obtain input from Head of Social Research or Senior Research Manager attached to project/team.
  • Consult other relevant external data and analyze market trends that will enhance and add value to the report

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • First Degree (Bachelor’s degree) with upper second class honours or a minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience at executive level.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in social research

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Fluent written and spoken English and strong communication and influencing skills with proven ability to effectively communicate insights to all levels of the business in a practical, user friendly and meaningful way.
  • Ability to turn data into actionable intelligence / insights.
  • Strong research relationships and networks
  • Sound knowledge of interpreting and analyzing information.
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word and SPSS and other survey analysis systems like Quantum
  • Able to work within a multi-cultural environment.
  • Understanding of systems and processes.
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good management and supervisory skills
  • Interpersonal skills, good people skills and good organizational skills.
  • Time, costing and project management skills.
  • Self driven, results orientated, shows exceptional initiative and is focused on quality and profit.
  • Mature, credible and comfortable in dealing with clients.

IF YOU ARE THIS PERSON, THEN YOU ARE RIGHT FOR US AND WE ARE RIGHT FOR YOU!

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Ipsos values.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to;

careers-ke@ipsos.com

Application will not be considered if a covering letter is not attached.

Include “Senior Research Executive (Social Research) – Ipsos in Kenya” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 28th February 2021

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