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IMPACT Research Manager

at IMPACT Initiatives
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted April 3, 2020
Category Management
Currency UGX


IMPACT Research Manager, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda

IMPACT, as part of the “U-LEARN” consortium led by Save the Children International’s Response Innovation Lab
(RIL) and in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (UK), will implement a three year cross-sectoral
field-driven learning programme for the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development’s Building
Resilience and an Effective Emergency Refugee Response (BRAER) business case. U-LEARN will focus on
improving quality, accountability and innovation in the Uganda refugee response through the delivery of an
integrated programme to enable continuous improvements to the response in Uganda whilst ensuring better
accountability to refugee and host communities. The consortium will optimize existing financial resources,
systems for Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and knowledge assets to enhance learning with each
partner responsible for the implementation of one component. Consortium partners will develop synergies

Under the functional supervision of the IMPACT Country Focal Point in Uganda and of IMPACT’s HQ in Geneva, the U-LEARN Research Manager is responsible for the management of all U-LEARN independent verification research cycles, including implementation, partnership framework, dissemination and evaluation. He/she directly supervises junior assessment and field staff and plays a key role in the development and implementation of IMPACT strategy in Uganda. The position will be based in Kampala, with 30% travel to the refugee settlements.1. Management of all Research Cycles
1.1 Assessment Preparation and Planning:
 Ensuring that all of the consortium’s Independent Verification activities are planned in line with relevant
project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines;
 Provide technical support to the assessment team on research design, sampling, methodology and
analysis plans
 Review and validate Independent Verification ToRs and ensure they are used by assessment staff and
stakeholders, and updated as required; Review and validate in close coordination with Consortium
Coordination, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools;
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 Direct line management of IMPACT assessment officers on requirements of research cycle/ monitoring
 Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned assessment throughout the research cycle. Ensure
that delays or identified challenges for specific assessments are reported in writing and orally in a timely
 Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning.
1.2 Data collection and management
 Monitor data collection, ensuring its correct implementation in line with agreed TORs;
 Ensure that the Consortium Committee, IMPACT Country Focal Point and IMPACT HQ are alerted to
any issues that prevents full implementation of the methodology in line with the agreed TORs; ensure
that all changes to the methodology are documented throughout implementation;
 Ensure logistics, financial, administration, security (for IMPACT staff only) and HR processes directly
related to data collection activities have been appropriately implemented and coordinated with the
relevant ACTED departments;
 Ensure regular situation updates on data collection have been produced and circulated to the
Consortium Committee, IMPACT, ACTED and external counterparts. Provide support and follow up on
identified challenges during the data collection process.


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Ability to implement large-scale assessments, both qualitative and quantitative.
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
Excellent team management skills;
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
Past experience in the region is desirable;
Fluency in English required;
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required;
Ability to operate Microsoft Word and Project Management Software;
Ability to operate SPSS, Python, R, or related statistical programming required
Ability to work independently and manage people remotely.

Experience Requirements

At least 4 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian, development or related settings such as research, evaluation, assessments and programmes;
Experience in monitoring and evaluation;
Experience managing budgets exceeding GBP 1 million;
Experience coordinating interagency assessments or monitoring activities;
Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;

Education Requirements

Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline;