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  • Posted: Oct 16, 2020
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    Samuel Hall is an independent think tank specialised in field research and social impact. We strive to provide practicable insights to challenging issues in the developing world by providing academic-standard research through primary data collection in areas where researchers do not commonly go. Samuel Hall works with governments, donors, multilateral org...
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    Project Manager – Children and Youth Pillar

    Samuel Hall is seeking a professional and motivated individual to join its team for a full-time position as Children and Youth (Pillar 3) Project Manager (PM), based in the Nairobi office. Samuel Hall’s Children and Youth Pillar covers a wide range of topics related to children and youth, including child protection, education, child labour, youth employment, social protection, gender, M&E, migration and more. The PM will directly support the Pillar Lead to lead research, manage projects and other pillar staff, and support the strategic development of the pillar. There is a strong potential for domestic, regional and international travel, COVID19 permitting.

    • Management of research and related activities
    • Lead the design of research tools and research methodologies on relevant topics
    • Conduct secondary research, literature reviews and key informant interviews
    • Manage project team members both in head office and field locations
    • Undertake socio-economic research, monitoring and evaluations and consulting missions
    • Coordinate activities with relevant partners in close collaboration with Pillar Leads
    • Manage and train project team members both in office and field locations
    • Lead the development and authoring of research papers, concept notes, draft and final reports, and other documentation as required during the ongoing projects at an academic level
    • Monitor and evaluate the work of team members and project components under supervision
    • Draft proposals based on pillars’ business development plans and strategies and as requested
    • Provide strong analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards
    • Manage and conduct fieldwork in multiple countries which entails qualitative and quantitative research
    • Maintain internal processes
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    • Coordination between stakeholders
    • Liaise with stakeholders at all levels – including donors and government representatives – presenting Samuel Hall and its research partners in a clear and professional manner
    • Prepare presentations for stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Train national and international teams on components of the project cycle

    Vacancy requirement:

    • Applicants should have a PhD in a related field (education or child protection) with 2+ years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 5+ years of relevant research experience.
    • Must have proven expertise in Child- and Youth-related research and desire for a strong role in strengthening the pillar’s thematic knowledge.
    • Proven experience in writing research papers, consultancy reports, evaluation assignments and policy briefs \
    • Proven experience in project management
    • Proven experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and tools (for example MS Excel, SPSS, NVIVO) Relevant programmatic/operational experience in the research topics covered in the Children and Youth Pillar
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines
    • Excellent spoken and written skills in English; French preferred

    Method of Application

    Submission guidelines:

    • Cover letter describing how your skills and experience would match Samuel Hall’s vision and strategy (please attach cover letter in a separate PDF file labelled ‘CL – Full name of applicant’). All applications for current and on-going recruitment should be sent in the following format, unless stated otherwise:
    • CV in a separate PDF file labelled ‘CV – Full name of applicant’
    • Three relevant writing samples
    • The subject line should clearly express which position you are interested in and the country (especially for current vacancies)
    • Email: careers@samuelhall.org

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