Saturday, May 11, 2013


 Ipsos Synovate

Can you deliver a first class service?

A promising and exciting career awaits you to join the winning team...

Ipsos is an innovative, entrepreneurial, client-focused organisation, providing research services to clients on a global basis.

We set ourselves high standards and aim to work collaboratively in partnership with our teams in order to service our clients most effectively.

We are a prime source of holistic market information services that enhance planning and decision making in the Private, NGO and Public Sectors across sub-Saharan Africa.

We are an integrated media research & media monitoring, social and market research company providing evidence and insights which inform and advise on a wide range of business and social issues.

Research Manager - Kenya

The role mainly is a technical market research role with staff management and business development tasks.

The Research Manager is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with current and potential clients by being the acknowledged expert in their field.

The holder of the position assists the management and leadership of the research team in staff development, creating efficiencies within the system, ensure staff continuity, and build capacity for research across different skill levels and in multiple markets in Africa.

Required Knowledge and Skills

    First Degree (Bachelors degree) with upper second class honours and a minimum of 5 years of relevant research experience at executive level.
    Masters degree an added advantage
    Strong writing and presentation skills
    Fluent written and spoken English and strong communication and influencing skills with proven ability to effectively communicate insights to all levels of the business in a practical, user friendly and meaningful way
    Strong analytical skills and ability to turn data into actionable intelligence / insights
    Strong research relationships and networks
    Sound knowledge of interpreting and analyzing information
    Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word and SPSS and other survey analysis systems like Quantum
    Able to work within a multi-cultural environment
    Understanding of systems and processes
    Ability to work and deliver under pressure
    Good management and supervisory skills
    Good people skills and good organizational skills
    Time, costing and project management skills
    Self driven, results orientated, shows exceptional initiative and is focused on quality and cost efficiency
    Mature, credible and comfortable in dealing with clients

Senior Research Executive - Kenya

This role exists to manage and execute research projects in a manner that ensures client satisfaction.

The role holder manages and oversees multiple projects, ensuring that the work standards are of a high quality, deadlines are met and that projects are completed within budget.

The role holder is also responsible for day to day client liaison in terms of queries and feedback.

Required Knowledge and Skills

    A relevant University Degree
    A minimum of 3 years continuous experience in market research
    Solid knowledge of market research services and tools (preferably with an emphasis on quantitative custom research, but having both quantitative and qualitative experience will be an advantage)
    Knowledgeable on industry issues
    Knowledge and experience in preparing budgets and cost management
    Excellent command of spoken and written English
    Exceptional presentation skills
    Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively
    Excellent leadership and project management skills
    Strong Analytical skills, Training skills and Delegation skills
    Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

If you are this person, then you are right for us and we are right for you!

Please email a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to

Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached.

Include “Job title” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for application: 15th May 2013, 5pm

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