Research Manager

Reports to: Head of Operations

The Research Manager will oversee PMN’s research department and will be responsible for ensuring that PMN meets its research objectives. The candidate will work towards bringing new projects relevant to microfinance industry and will work in liaison with other departments in developing proposals and writing reports for special projects. The candidate will also actively work to develop new strategic partnerships and maintain the existing ones through networking.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Development & Management of PMN's Research Portfolio:

  • Work with the PMN Management to develop the organization's strategic plan for its research function
  • Engage in research (primary and secondary) on financial inclusion in Pakistan in key areas either internally or through engagement with appropriate consultants
  • Oversee and publish MicroNotes as required
  • Prepare, oversee and manage PMN’s research publications
  • Develop proposals to solicit consulting projects for PMN and manage these projects
  • Support other PMN staff in their projects on relevant areas like proposal writing or project reports

Networking and Developing Strategic Partnerships:

  • Build and strengthen relations with PMN’s strategic partners, members, donors and other stakeholders
  • Represent PMN at local and international forums as required.
    Any other task that is deemed necessary by the organization from time-to-time.

Required Qualification and Skills:

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in any Social Sciences Discipline
  • Minimum of 3 to 4 years of work experience
  • Prior experience in proposal and grant writing
  • Prior experience of research projects including qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • Familiarity with the microfinance sector would be preferred
  • Ability to handle and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • Project management experience

Other Skills:

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong reasoning, analytical and presentation skills
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively
  • Proficiency in MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and working knowledge of STATA
  • The ability to manage his/her own work responsibly, take ownership of work, and be able to deliver on strict timelines
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

Last Date to Apply: July 29th 2020
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