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Project Manager at Samuel Hall

Samuel Hall is seeking a professional and motivated individual to join its team for a full-time position as Children and Youth (Pillar 3) Project Manager (PM), based in the Nairobi office. Samuel Hall’s Children and Youth Pillar covers a wide range of topics related to children and youth, including child protection, education, child labour, youth employment, social protection, gender, M&E, migration and more. The PM will directly support the Pillar Lead to lead research, manage projects and other pillar staff, and support the strategic development of the pillar. There is a strong potential for domestic, regional and international travel, COVID19 permitting.

  • Management of research and related activities
  • Lead the design of research tools and research methodologies on relevant topics
  • Conduct secondary research, literature reviews and key informant interviews
  • Manage project team members both in head office and field locations
  • Undertake socio-economic research, monitoring and evaluations and consulting missions
  • Coordinate activities with relevant partners in close collaboration with Pillar Leads
  • Manage and train project team members both in office and field locations
  • Lead the development and authoring of research papers, concept notes, draft and final reports, and other documentation as required during the ongoing projects at an academic level
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of team members and project components under supervision
  • Draft proposals based on pillars’ business development plans and strategies and as requested
  • Provide strong analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards
  • Manage and conduct fieldwork in multiple countries which entails qualitative and quantitative research
  • Maintain internal processes
  • Coordination between stakeholders
  • Liaise with stakeholders at all levels – including donors and government representatives – presenting Samuel Hall and its research partners in a clear and professional manner
  • Prepare presentations for stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Train national and international teams on components of the project cycle

Vacancy Requirement:

  • Applicants should have a PhD in a related field (education or child protection) with 2+ years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 5+ years of relevant research experience.
  • Must have proven expertise in Child- and Youth-related research and desire for a strong role in strengthening the pillar’s thematic knowledge.
  • Proven experience in writing research papers, consultancy reports, evaluation assignments and policy briefs \
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Proven experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and tools (for example MS Excel, SPSS, NVIVO) Relevant programmatic/operational experience in the research topics covered in the Children and Youth Pillar
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English; French preferred

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