Job at IMPACT Initiatives for Research Manager

Closing on: Dec 1, 2023
Job Category: Managerial
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Abuja

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

Project Profile

  • The position is recruited for the Third Party Monitoring (TPM) Project covering FCDOs Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (HARP) Facility. For this programme, IMPACT has entered inta consortium with CLEAR Global and FACT Foundation.
  • While in Nigeria, staff shall be hosted by CLEAR Global and for his or her mission, the Research Manager will fall under the direct responsibility and management of CLEAR Global’s Country Director and his or her delegates for all Administrative, Security, Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide by CLEAR Global’s Security, HR,
  • Administration, and Logistics rules and regulations, and in coordination with CLEAR Global, ensure that all IMPACT staff abide by them.


  • Under the management of the Country Coordinator, the Research Manager oversees the research activities and staff within the purview of the FCDO-funded Third Party Monitoring (TPM) Project.
  • The Research Manager shall oversee and execute all research activities within the above-mentioned Project, meeting quarterly deliverables in a timely fashion while ensuring that the quality of research remains high.
  • S/he will moreover liaise extensively with counterparts from Clear Global and Fact Foundation whare IMPACT’s partners in the Consortium for the Project, while supporting the Country Coordinator in stakeholder engagement with FCDO’s Implementing Partners.

The Research Manager responsibilities include the following:

Strategy Development & Implementation:

  • With specific attention tthe FCDO-funded TPM Project’s, and while supervised by the CC, the RM is tensure that IMPACT has an up tdate understanding of the country’s socio-economic situation, the impact of a crisis and the aid/humanitarian situation, as well as the humanitarian planning, coordination, response mechanism developments, and key humanitarian stakeholders.
  • For the TPM Project, develop and oversee the implementation of the project’s strategy.
  • Specifically, during the inception period, in conjunction with the CC, set out the project’s overall strategy, develop concomitant workplans for each staff member, and put in place the requisite structures for the staff members such that each individual has clarity as thow twork towards the common goal of completing deliverables in a timely manner and at a high standard, and ultimately supplying impact tFCDand Implementing Partners at the outcome level.

Research Planning:

  • For the TPM Project, ensure that all the research is planned in line with the relevant project and programme objectives, as well as the Project and Country Strategy.
  • Ensure that all research complies with IMPACT’s HQ Research Department guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure that al necessary Secondary Data Reviews are conducted and integrated intthe research.
  • Ensure that research ToRs are validated by HQ prior tthe commencement of data collection.
  • Ensure that research ToRs are understood by the team and updated accordingly.
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned assessments throughout the research cycle.
  • Liaise with FACT Foundation, tinclude their twassessment and data staff in the research.
  • Where necessary, proactively support the team by conducting research (research design.
  • ToRs, tool building, data management, data analysis, product drafting).
  • While supported by the CC, conduct dissemination and stakeholder meetings with FCDand Implementing Partners.

Research Implementation:

  • Liaise with FACT Foundation, tensure that the data is collected in the fashion and format that allows IMPACT tclean and analyse the data.
  • Ensure that all collected data is stored in line with IMPACT’s Data Management Guidelines, as well as with the data management plan Annex in the Research ToR.
  • Ensure that data is revised and cleaned, with all revisions recorded as per IMPACT data management guidelines.
  • Oversee all the analyses of the collected data, as stipulated in the Research ToRs.
  • Ensure that data and its analysis dnot contain personal information and are validated by IMPACT HQ, before sharing texternal parties.
  • Supervise and where necessary support the team with the analysis and drafting of the information products.
  • Review all products before they are sent tthe CC or IMPACT HQ for validation.
  • Ensure that all written products are validated by IMPACT HQ before release tFCDand Implementing Partners.

Team Management and Leadership:

  • Ensure that all staff members understand and are able tperform their roles and responsibilities, as well as their reporting and validation duties tHQ.
  • Ensure that all staff members have clear and regularly updated ToRs, Workplans, and Key performance Indicators (KPIs) against which their performance will be appraised.
  • Promote team building, productivity, and staff welfare.
  • Mentor and support the team tbuild capacities, improve efficiency and performance.
  • Promote the growth and development of staff within the organisation, actively linking with HQ to provide feedback and support retention and internal mobility. Identify capacity building opportunities for growth, proactively provide high-performing staff with opportunities tsurge (a short-term deployment tanother mission) and develop pathways for junior staff tgrow and move into management or specialist positions.
  • Ensure communication and linkages with HQ are made immediately in case of the occurrence of an HR-related problem.

Internal Coordination And Communication:

  • Facilitate clear and seamless communication within the IMPACT TPM team across Senegal and Nigeria, as well as the FACT Foundation and Clear Global teams in Nigeria.


  • Candidates should possess Master’s Degrees in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Development Studies, or similar) with 3+ years relevant work experience.


  • For this position, salary between 2’940 CHF and 3’120 CHF monthly (before income tax), etc as well as a monthly living allowance of 300 USD NB – IMPACT salaries are strictly determined by our salary grid depending on the grade of the position and the level of education of staff.
  • A location-dependent security and/or isolation adjustment is then applied as a recognition that some staff are required to work in difficult places where living and working conditions are much more difficult than elsewhere.
  • Accommodation and food provided in the guesthouse.
  • Enrolment in Swiss private pension fund (Swisslife – approx. 9.975% of staff gross salary), health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance.
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered (in-country travel costs and professional expenses are fully covered).
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract (+ luggage and personal property insurance)
  • Annual leave of 36 days per year. Public holidays of the country of assignment. Family/compassionate leave when applicable.
  • Predeparture induction – 3 days at IMPACT Initiatives’s HQ in Geneva + one week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ in Paris, including a 4-days in situ security training;
  • IMPACT prioritizes the psychological safety of its staff and the health insurance provided covers, among others, up to 1000 € per year of psychosocial counselling fees.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Submit your application using the form above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • In case you encounter challenges using the application form, please contact us via [email protected] .
  • With occasional stays in Dakar,Senegal
Stephen Ekpa

Stephen Ekpa

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