Research Program Manager

  • Added Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 30 September 2019

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Job Title: Research Program Manager (x2)

Position Summary: The Research Program Managers will divide responsibility for one of SREO’s long-term agreement client’s multi-sectoral portfolio of work. Work covered will involve coordinating and facilitating the research program management life cycle: from inception to implementation, reporting, and presenting of findings including provision of actionable recommendations to partners for projects in Syria in a variety of sectors: WaSH, Health, Education, Nutrition and Child Protection. The Research Program Managers will also have opportunities to collaborate and lead on other SREO projects in line with their monthly work allocation.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Start: Immediate

Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of extension (3-month probationary period)

Reports to: Managing Director and Founder & CEO

Responsibilities & Duties:

· Work independently or in teams (depending on the project) to carry out SREO’s research projects ethically and efficiently at the micro-level:

Systems Development

• Produce project work and implementation plans;

• Design and improve project methodologies and qualitative/quantitative tools including but not limited to surveys, questionnaires, checklists, structured and semi-structured interviews, etc.;

• Work with the project team to determine information needs and data collection procedures, in line with Do No Harm Principles and Core Humanitarian Standards.

Data Management and Analysis

• Collaborate in conducting research by working with SREO teams, clients, and partners;

• Communicate data collection needs (work plans with locations and focal point information) to Field Coordinators;

• Communicate with Field Coordinators and Translation team to ensure that data is collected and processed in a quality and timely manner;

• Develop research and ME&V methodologies and work plans;

• When able and appropriate, participate in data collection for research projects, such as conducting interviews, surveys or other data collection methods with key informants;

• Compile and analyze data to draft ME&V and research products and other client reports and products;

• Manage project timelines, to ensure ME&V and research is carried in a timely and ethical manner.

Reporting and Communication

• Draft, revise and finalize completed project deliverables including but not limited to MV&E inception and data reports, studies, and presentations;

• Meet regularly with stakeholders, clients, Field Coordinators/Researchers/Monitors to collect and communicate client requirements, set expectations for ME&V and research projects and present findings, when necessary;

• Participate in SREO team meetings, where appropriate, such as all-staff meetings and Research Team meetings, etc.

Business Development

• Provide technical advice to the Business Development Team for technical proposals as requested;

• Develop ideas for self-commissioned studies and/or other projects to expand SREO’s expertise and portfolio.

Capacity Development

• Participate in SREO-initiated professional development sessions;

• Improve knowledge and abilities in conducting research through personal development and staying abreast of current methods in research methodological practices;

• Contribute to SREO’s working environment by encouraging knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.

Qualifications & Skills:

· Three to five years of experience in the development field or closely related field, and experience in working with donors and governments;

· Experience managing small scale ME&V, Research, and Learning projects, with knowledge of industry-standard research technology;

· Preferred proficiency in project management, including but not limited to budgeting, planning, execution, quality assurance, and reporting;

· Ability to plan, coordinate, organize, effectively communicate, with strong interpersonal and presentation skills;

· Demonstrated understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation, Verification, Accountability, and Learning;

· Ability to analyze and be a proactive problem-solver;

· Fluent English, demonstrated experience writing reports in English;

· Preferred knowledge of Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, or other languages;

· Experience with GIS mapping, Kobo Collect, SPSS, Qualtrics, NVivo, MaxDQA, or other analytical tools preferred.


SREO Consulting is an independent, non-partisan research and monitoring & evaluation and research consultancy headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey with offices in Iraq, Syria, Tunisia and Mali. SREO was founded in 2013 and provides M&E and research services to the public sector, international development institutions, INGOs/ NGOs and private companies. Our mission is to inform the development of effective strategies for stakeholders and donors engaged in humanitarian responses in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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