Research Manager for Global Youth-Led Research Portfolio

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Date(s) - 03/10/2020 - 03/11/2020
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Are you passionate about evidence-based decision-making and using data to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges? Are you motivated by supporting others to learn more about research? Restless Development is recruiting a Research Manager to lead on an exciting, global portfolio of youth-led research projects.

About the Research at Restless:

At Restless Development, we have championed a youth-led research approach that seeks to make research accessible to young people and actionable for decision-makers. We partner with, train, and mentor young leaders to get familiar with practical research methods so that they can examine the biggest issues facing them, their peers, and their communities, such as: the youth employment gap, climate change, etc. Additionally, we do not conduct research purely for research’s sake. We also support young leaders to use the research findings to inform and influence policy-makers, development practitioners, and other stakeholders. Learn more about our youth-led research here!

About the Role: 

The Research Manager looks after our global portfolio of youth-led research. Some projects that the role would oversee include: examining the intersection of climate change and youth livelihoods in Uganda; looking at the intersection of global heating and health in Zimbabwe; and identifying how young people in Indonesia and Nepal have coped with and adapted to COVID-19, among others. The successful candidate would ideally join the other members of our Kampala-based Uganda team – but need not be Ugandan by nationality. (We are able to support the successful candidate to secure a Ugandan work permit.) Also, given the current pandemic, we are very happy to discuss a remote start and flexible relocation with the successful candidate, to ensure we keep our new talent safe.

About You:

  • You are passionate about research – not just conducting research but supporting others to do it.
  • You have demonstrated experience in research project management.
  • You are familiar with both quantitative and qualitative methods – but know where to bring in external expertise to complement your skills.
  • You are a strong, analytical writer, experienced in developing research products for different audiences.
  • You are a flexible self-starter and have good problem-solving skills.

Please find the job description and application form here. The deadline to apply is midnight GMT 3 November.