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Research and Data Head

1 Opening(s)
Praja Foundation
 
Job Summary
Experience Required : 10 Years
Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Opening Date : 10 April, 2018
Closing Date : 31 May, 2018
Sector : Non Profit / Social Enterprise
Functional Area : Research and Analysis
Job Type : Full time
Desired Job Profile
  • Collaborate with various internal functions to understand the Organization; content Praja creates and various published white papers
  • Undertake project oriented research, analyze national and local sectoral trends and linkages to aid decision making/influencing among key stakeholders
  • Organize and participate in dialogues and conversations bringing together multiple stakeholders, write relevant reports with fresh perspectives to influence policy change
  • Manage the research and evaluation of issues relevant to Praja’s projects; including information on specific demographic and socio-economic trends; identifying current program/project needs
  • Provide project management assistance and research support for a wide variety of projects managed by the project team, including monitoring and tracking progress of these projects
  • Lead the development and maintenance of relevant databases and other resources to support the work of the project team
  • Design and conduct community outreach programs, lead focus groups and workshops
  • Plan annual research budget and business plan activities
  • Coordinate Praja’s engagement with potential external partners such as funders/donors, government departments, cultural organizations by leading the external promotion of the Organization’s research including the press and media, in collaboration with the Communications function
  • Manage, recruit, train and develop and line-manage employees in accordance with Praja’s policy and processes
  • Contribute to operational management and performance of Praja as a member of the senior team

 

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with various internal functions to understand the Organization; content Praja creates and various published white papers
  • Undertake project oriented research, analyze national and local sectoral trends and linkages to aid decision making/influencing among key stakeholders
  • Organize and participate in dialogues and conversations bringing together multiple stakeholders, write relevant reports with fresh perspectives to influence policy change
  • Manage the research and evaluation of issues relevant to Praja’s projects; including information on specific demographic and socio-economic trends; identifying current program/project needs
  • Provide project management assistance and research support for a wide variety of projects managed by the project team, including monitoring and tracking progress of these projects
  • Lead the development and maintenance of relevant databases and other resources to support the work of the project team
  • Design and conduct community outreach programs, lead focus groups and workshops
  • Plan annual research budget and business plan activities
  • Coordinate Praja’s engagement with potential external partners such as funders/donors, government departments, cultural organizations by leading the external promotion of the Organization’s research including the press and media, in collaboration with the Communications function
  • Manage, recruit, train and develop and line-manage employees in accordance with Praja’s policy and processes
  • Contribute to operational management and performance of Praja as a member of the senior team

 

Qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years of primary research experience managing projects from kick-off to delivery of final presentations
  • Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative research with strong skills in writing surveys
  • Experience with multi-variation statistical methods and advanced statistical modeling preferred
  • Knowledge of developing, delivering and evaluating evidence based reports
  • Successful track record of dealing with key influencers from other organizations
  • Knowledge of public policy including funding opportunities
  • Experience of overseeing projects and ensuring they deliver on time and to budget
  • Should be data-obsessed. Derive insights from data and use the same for product improvements and iterations. Also, educate cross-functional teams with actionable derived from deep data insight
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills

 

Minimum Experience
  • 10 years
 
Skills
  • Minimum 10 years of primary research experience managing projects from kick-off to delivery of final presentations
  • Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative research with strong skills in writing surveys
  • Experience with multi-variation statistical methods and advanced statistical modeling preferred
  • Knowledge of developing, delivering and evaluating evidence based reports
  • Successful track record of dealing with key influencers from other organizations
  • Knowledge of public policy including funding opportunities
  • Experience of overseeing projects and ensuring they deliver on time and to budget
  • Should be data-obsessed. Derive insights from data and use the same for product improvements and iterations. Also, educate cross-functional teams with actionable derived from deep data insight
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills

 

How to Apply
 
Contact Details
Company Name : Praja Foundation
Contact Person : Steffi
Email : info@praja.org