Grameen Foundation Jobs - Data Collection Manager

Organisation: Grameen Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Our Client is a leader in the fight against poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America and is seeking to recruit a passionate, innovative and driven Product Manager to lead Grameen Foundation Uganda’s product development for mobile financial services designed to increase poor household’s access to appropriate, affordable financial services.

Job Summary: The Data Collection Manager (DCM) will oversee the research work and build and develop relationships with data consumers to generate revenue to support Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) business growth.  The DCM will oversee all aspects of research design, implementation and reporting of research findings for GF’s internal use and external partners, and hold meetings as well as conduct market analysis to understand demand of data collection and how these can be met. He or she will enter into specific agreements to utilize the CKW network to collect data relevant to improving services to poor communities.  The efforts of the DCM will be closely linked to the Content and Services team and its capabilities to collect, validate and analyze meaningful data and information for rural market data consumers. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of proposals for baseline surveys, research studies in response to request for proposals in the local media and various service providers 
  • Lead the research design, methodology, survey tool design and testing, survey planning and reports analysis processes
  • Oversee the analysis of datasets and data mining activities
  • Identify data collection needs and sales opportunities; 1- build relationships, leverage strengths, and understand needs of data consumers including government, NGOs and companies, 2-Develop proposals to different data consumer segments and organizations
  • Define, package and sell data collection products; 1- Act as point of contact for data consumers for sales offer and negotiations, 2- Work with information services team to understand appeal, utility and feasibility of various product configurations, 3- Gain deep understanding of data collection servicesand products and price model 
  • Track and report results; 1- Develop and agree on success metrics for sales     activities as well as frequency of reporting, 2- Create performance reports and communicate to Information Services Manager and others when appropriate, 3- Provide comprehensive analysis of progress against  metrics and milestones, identifying areas for improvements
  • Work with the various GF teams to develop research products leveraging existing data or CKW network 
  • Train or support the training of  data collection clients and CKWs to ensure that we are leveraging the best research approach
  • Manage data consumers; 1- Prepare data offering proposals, evaluate and manage purchases, 2- Build, manage and develop existing data consumer relationship, 3- Follow-up data consumers satisfaction with data collection services and identify improvement areas
  • Support and contribute to key processes that affect quality of data e.g.  data validator recruitment, training, survey tool and platform tool design including identification of new techniques and validation processes
  • Present  research findings  to the internal and external clients

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in international development, business, public administration or related field preferred
  • Five or more years of Research and Data quantitative and qualitative analysis experience
  • Experience working in agricultural development in developing countries, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Experience in microfinance and/or technology is preferred 
  • Knowledge of mobile communication industry and/or the use of technology for development a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact successfully with a variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, judgment, and poise
  • Excellent presentation and oral and written communication skills 
  • Native level English skills
  • Able to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and moderately complex assignments
  • High analytical and problem solving skills; able to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address problems and develop solutions
  • Good organizational and planning skills to prioritize and meet deadlines, work on multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and mobile phones
  • Previous experience in a fast paced, high profile environment with the proven ability to perform proficiently all office assignments

How to Apply:
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