Research manager at Farsight Africa Group






Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organizations and individuals across East Africa.

Farsight Africa Group has established a reputation in the marketplace for working in complex and challenging environments that demand a comprehensive understanding of local cultures, indigenous communication practices and relationships with stakeholders at both the grassroots and national level.


The Research Manager is responsible for undertaking and delivering a wide range of research projects in our key areas. He/she will bring research, analytical, design and reporting expertise to the team, drawing upon a strong combination of both qualitative and quantitative experience.


  1. Take the lead in managing and delivering research projects, from scoping through to methodology and report writing, including managing and developing client relationships
  2. Deliver a wide range of social research techniques, including fieldwork such as in-person interviews, literature reviews, focus groups and data analysis;
  3. Work with senior managers and directors to win new work from new and existing clients and proactively identify new business opportunities both in terms of research services and policy markets;
  4. Plan and manage resources effectively, including financial budgets;
  5. Manage junior research staff and subcontractors (including market research fieldwork) as necessary to achieve project objectives, seeking best value at all times;
  6. Produce insightful research reports with sophisticated advice to support your clients in their decision-making;
  7. Contribute to the development and profile of our research expertise with clients and key influencers;
  8. Develop new business opportunities in line with the company’s strategic ambitions by contributing to developing and increasing our profile with customers and key influencers;
  9. Ensure that the company is up to date with developments in specified policy areas and research markets;
  10. Lead and support the development of new business opportunities, including preparing written proposals/bids for our prospective client;
  11. Any other duties assigned by management.


  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, with a focus in research, project management
  • He/she should demonstrate at least 5 years of working experience in both the research sector and project management
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and the ability to coordinate a team of professionals.
  • Experience designing qualitative fieldwork (such as depth interviewing and involvement in focus groups) and quantitative fieldwork (such as survey questionnaires, data analysis, data visualization) and support presentation design and delivery.
  • Previous work in Somalia will have an added advantage


  • Excellent client-facing and internal verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with the Somali language would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to predict challenges and proactively head-off obstacles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, innovative and solutions-oriented.

How to apply

Kindly send your application letter and CV to before 17th May 2021.

Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate has been selected.

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