Job Title: Research & Product Development Expert
About this job
Our client Grameen Foundation is a non profit organisation that is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;
Reports to: Project Director
Job Summary: The Research Lead will be responsible for managing all stages of the research and design process for the Mobile Financial Services Incubator (MFSI), from initial design to data collection and dissemination. He/she is expected to have strong analytical and communicative skills and experience designing, and executing both qualitative and quantitative research.
Essential Job Functions
Develop a research plan for the incubator
Work with the AppLab team to determine product ideas that could be tested
Work with Research Coordinator to hire and monitor researchers in the field
Facilitate data collection process
Analyze data collected
Write-up research findings in various forms (blogs, monthly updates, reports etc.)
Monitor and write-up user feedback from the field
Support the design team in the following tasks:
Managing product design and innovation processes for the AppLab Money Incubator
Planning and conducting primary research studies designed to understand user needs
Refining our process for testing to unearth key user insights more efficiently and effectively
Conducting brainstorming, requirements-gathering and design review sessions
Ensuring that a participatory design process is taken by all team members
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
Experience working in developing countries
Belief in the potential to leverage information and communication technology (ICTs) for the benefit of poor people –with practical experience
Extensive knowledge of various quantitative data collection methods (i.e. surveys, data mining)
Extensive knowledge of various qualitative data collection techniques
Ability to triangulate research methods to strengthen reliability of research outputs
Experience in the dissemination of research findings, both through formal (academic publications) and informal (blogs etc.) channels
Strong writing skills
Understanding of technology, particularly mobile money applications
Experience managing fieldworkers
Education and Experience
At least post-graduate degree with research PhD preferred
5+ years experience in research role
How to Apply:
Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.
1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.
2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.
3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.
4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address and send your application by email to email@example.com
5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.
Deadline: 6th Nov 2012