• Head - Research & Information Services at Phillips Consulting

  • Posted on: 27 June, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Phillips Consulting is well known in this field for developing leaders. The analogy to this feat is that of a successful sports team that consistently turns out world class players every year. This overall increase in knowledge and skill automatically increases the value of the whole firm, which is clearly visible in our approach to our assignments.  We fine tune and bring the best out of those that are determined.

    Head - Research & Information Services

     

    Job Responsibilities

    •     Conduct macroeconomic and comparative analysis research studies in line with the organization's focus areas
    •     Supervise the collation, analyses and interpretation of research data on the following sector/industry areas: Energy and Natural Resources; Information, Communication and Entertainment; Financial Services; Manufacturing/ Consumer Markets; Infrastructure & Government; Agriculture
    •     Develop standardised methods of streamlining data entry and analysis
    •     Prepare high quality research reports and liaise with the relevant departments on their publication and distribution
    •     Liaise with Head, Marketing to investigate grant opportunities and develop grant proposals to support sustainability of the organization's research activities
    •     Build strategic partnerships with other relevant local and international research bodies, think-tanks, and public and private sector bodies to extend data collation efforts
    •     Provide sound technical advice to the research teams on quantitative research methods, statistical analysis and construction of indices
    •     Monitor the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities to optimise resources
    •     Supervise the development and use of the organisation’s internal information and knowledge systems and databases, ensuring that staff are trained and supported in using them efficiently
    •     Keep abreast of knowledge management practices in the fields of library and knowledge/information management and manage outreach programs to inform staff of relevant resources and systems
    •     Liaise with the Communications Department to develop communications and dissemination strategies for research studies
    •     Liaise with user unit heads to review and develop existing and new information systems
    •     Ensure compliance with relevant legislation e.g. copyright, data protection and intellectual property
    •     Perform other job duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Policy Advocacy & Research

    Job Requirements

    •     First degree or equivalent in economics, statistics, information services, or any relevant discipline
    •     Relevant post-graduate degree will be an added advantage
    •     Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience, of which at least seven (7) must have been at a strategic/ senior management level
    •     At least one year of field research experience in developing country contexts, particularly using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, in terms of both design and implementation
    •     Experience in developing and managing databases and information systems

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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