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Project and Research Coordinator

Ruiru, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Key Qualifications
· 1+ years of experience in project management/coordination.
· Master's degree in economics, Project Management, Business or other relevant degree with significant training in quantitative research methods and statistics.
· Good skills in Stata and/or R for data processing and analysis.
· Be able to adapt to a highly variable environment, change scope and focus with ease.
· Thrive in a fast-paced creative environment with a culture of experimentation yet value the need to organize and plan.
· Excellent attention to details.
· Excellent narrative writer.
· Excellent communication skills – unafraid to speak up or take issues head on.
· Excellent inter-personal skills.
Desired Qualifications
· Experience with field work in East Africa
· Experience coordinating surveys or field research
· Experience in team management


The Project and Research Coordinator will:
1.      Work on the rollout of the EPC pilot in Uganda in cooperation and support of Kampala-based partners and their team.
2.      Operate as the link between BURN and local partner; report on progress, budget and challenges throughout the project.
3.      Drive the research effort of the pilot to ensure quality in data collection and analysis.
·      Coordinate team members, partner organization, procurements, schedules and tasks to deliver results for project milestones.
·      Work together with the project controller to keep the budget tracking updated.
·      Make sure that the project is well structured, and communication is efficient and effective.
·      Manage the day-to-day project needs – organizing transport and logistics, tracking expenses and invoices while updating timelines.
·      Coordinate regular project meetings, develop agendas, and send meeting minutes.
·      Assist with hiring and onboarding new team members.
·      Work with market research to design and execute pilots to answer key product questions, collect user feedback, and measure product impact.
·      Proactively identify major project risks and develop risk mitigation strategies.
·      Supervising data collection according to best practice to ensure data quality and integrity
·      Analyse and clean data to produce compelling and effective presentations providing insights on key pilot research questions.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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