Trade Mark East Africa Manager - IMPACT and Research Jobs in Kenya
Trade Mark East Africa Manager - IMPACT and Research Jobs in KenyaJob summary
The job holder will lead and/or coordinate activities related to TMEA’s research agenda, including managing the IMPACT model, overseeing and supporting project teams on data collection and research activities, managing and working with consultants and research partners, overseeing
policy and scientific convenings, data and research coordination, and dissemination.
In coordination with Results, Communications and Sustainable and Inclusive Trade teams, as well as with TMEA Programme teams, s/he will perform advanced and high-quality data analysis to
produce policy briefs while establishing effective administrative, research management, and
dissemination systems to meet TMEA research agenda.
This is a challenging opportunity for
candidates who are passionate about international trade and development as well as rigorous
applied research and impact evaluations and have interests in policy and research related to the
international trade, trade facilitation, and the economics of poverty.
Roles and responsibilities
ModellingWith direct supervision of the IMPACT and Research Director, manage and run the IMPACT
Model to produce various reports that assess the anticipated impacts from TMEA’s strategy 2
Liaise with the Manager, Organisational Performance to manage and update the cost benefit
analysis (CBA) tool in the IMPACT model for new and existing projects and review CBA
projections based on updated assumptions, performance information and amended targets;
Working closely with regional and country teams as well as TMEA’s research partners, obtain
and update IMPACT model and data requirements ensuring accuracy and reliability of results
reported by TMEA;
With the guidance from the IMPACT and Research Director, arrange and oversee the peer
review of the IMPACT model.
Learning and SharingMaintain the organisational system for data management and impact assessment and use
quantitative/qualitative tools, e.g. IMPACT model and results framework to inform strategy;
Working closely with the communications team, create and manage research dissemination
efforts across TMEA, for example by synthesizing and translating key research findings for
stakeholders through the TMEA website, articles, white papers, blogs, and other channels;
Create and manage shared information resources for TMEA’s research agenda, including data
repositories and literature reviews;
Coordinate the design and implementation of TMEA-related policy and research conferences,
workshops, and technical meetings;
Work closely with the Manager, Knowledge Management, to arrange and liaise with other
TMEA colleagues to implement a regular programme for formal and informal research and
knowledge sharing within and outside of TMEA including topical seminars and talks on
research findings among others.
ManagementSupport the IMPACT and Research Director in managing the IMPACT and Research budget.
Manage framework contracts for research consultants, including developing terms of
references, managing consultants and reviewing deliverables;
Manage the production and dissemination of research and knowledge materials including
flagship publications, policy and research studies, economic research papers and policy briefs;
Assist in facilitating the cultivation of new and existing research partners; help in conducting
outreach to policy-makers, implementing organizations, and other stakeholders; and
Work closely with colleagues to establish and entrench a research culture within TMEA and
enhance the ability of staff to increase their uptake of evidence-based research for decision
making and for developing and implementing their core project activities.
Corporate Level ResponsibilitiesEnsure compliance with PCM guidelines throughout the project design and implementation
cycle, including reporting and closure;
Ensure compliance with grant management procedures and guidelines including appraisal,
selection, implementation, reporting and closure;
Apply the highest standards of controls and risk management practices and behaviours and
embed a positive risk and control culture;
Demonstrate prudence, sound judgement and appropriate and timely escalations in
management of all types of risk (including fraud risk) applicable to my role;
Understand and comply with the relevant end-to-end processes including applicable risks and
Seek to identify, understand and escalate risk events/incidents/ issues on a timely basis
focusing on fixing root-causes and taking ownership of identified mitigating actions;
Complete all relevant mandatory trainings within the stipulated timelines;
Participate in regular informal and formal reflection, knowledge sharing and learning events;
Document lessons learned and best practices for knowledge sharing and learning; and
Promote and adhere to TMEA’s core values and ensure compliance with organisational
policies and procedures.
Maintain zero tolerance to bribery, fraud and corruption, and ensure the immediate reporting
of any corruption or suspect behaviour that threatens TMEA’s reputation.
Adhere to the safeguarding policies and procedures and immediately report any safeguarding
Any other related responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager from time to time.
Academic and professional qualifications
Required qualifications:An undergraduate degree or post-graduate degree in a quantitative discipline, including
Economics, Public Policy, International development, Political Science, with a bias in
International Trade, Trade Policy and Economic Development;
Solid understanding of international development, theoretical and empirical economics of international trade, trade policy and facilitation and impact evaluation methodologies
Strong applied micro-econometrics and data analysis skills.
For postgraduate degree holders, five years relevant experience and for undergraduate
degree holders, seven years relevant experience in an academic, non-profit, or social
At least 3 years’ experience as data analyst in social science disciplines;
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate complex
Demonstratable advanced competency with MS Office (including solid understanding of Excel)
and proficiency in GIS applications (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS with some basic python coding skills),
STATA, and R statistical software;
Proficiency and experience in using computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI) especially
CSPro, Survey Solutions software and Open Data Kit (ODK);
Familiar with and understands Big Data Analytics and the use of Machine Learning and
Artificial Intelligence tools for data analysis;
Experience in writing analytical research papers, policy briefs and blogs, and experience in
interacting with donors; and
Experience coordinating empirical research projects in a developing country, such as
overseeing field data collection and analysis.
Commitment to driving scientific, evidence-based policy insights;
Exceptional communicator, both verbally and in writing;
Well-organized, with strong administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail;
Chief Results Officer
Director, IMPACT and Research
Manager, IMPACT and Research
Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently,
multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines;
Strong skills in short-term and long-range planning, analysis, problem-anticipation and -
solving; ability to independently investigate solutions to challenges and anticipate leadership
Strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with colleagues at all levels. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality;
Cultural and gender sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with people from different backgrounds;
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to change;
Ability to prioritise and organise workloads while maintaining the required standards;
Sense of humour with a positive attitude and initiative in approaching challenges and
Good understanding of the East Africa trade and policy environment and context.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th April 2019,
For more information and job application details, see; Trade Mark East Africa Manager - IMPACT and Research Jobs in Kenya
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