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Kampala, Uganda



November 16, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The International Rescue Committee provides vital support to Ugandans who are rebuilding from decades of war while hosting a growing influx of refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.

Job Title

Build Research Manager job at International Rescue Committee

Job Description

The Re:BUiLD Research Manager in coordination with the Re:BUiLD Research Coordinator and Re:BUiLD Project Manager will play a critical role in the project’s evidence and learning unit to carry out activities in support of the economic programming research priorities. The Research Manager will be specifically responsible for:
(i) Coordinating across the various actors involved in research including country teams, academic partners, donors, and internal departments across IRC;
(ii) Providing support with business development for research activities and managing research projects, and
(iii) Support the Research Coordinator in reporting research activities and progress to donors, and internal and external audiences. This position requires strong research management skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong background in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and methodologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with research and program teams to coordinate research studies and ensure research adheres to IRC research standards.

  • Conduct data collection training, piloting, and implementation of research projects.

  • Conduct data analysis and synthesis under the guidance of the researchers.

  • Assist the research coordinator in donor reporting as needed.

  • Ensure development and uptake of research products.

  • Take initiative to implement tasks needed within research projects with oversight from the research coordinator.

  • Developing field research protocols, data collection team training, and survey implementation.

  • Carrying out desk, quantitative, and qualitative data analysis of existing secondary data sets as well as qualitative and quantitative data analysis of primary data sets.

  • Organizing, designing, and carrying out qualitative fieldwork often with refugees and selected host or vulnerable people in different locations and contexts.

  • Producing high-quality and multifaceted research outputs for a range of audiences including analysis, report writing, and presentations where necessary.

  • Taking ownership of research management and administration. This will include taking personal responsibility for key elements of work as well as leading and supporting others in the team.

  • Working on survey tool development, programming, and implementation.

Qualifications and Competencies

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Re:BUiLD Research Coordinator

  • Indirect Reporting: Re:BUiLD Program Manager

  • Position directly supervises: Research Assistants

  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: ERD TU, Airbel Impact Lab, country program counterparts, and other technical units.

  • External: academic research partners, principal investigators.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Research Methodology, Economics, Social Sciences, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in research management or analysis, preferably in humanitarian or development settings.

  • Experience with at least two survey programming languages is required.

  • Proficiency with Stata and Excel Microsoft office tools is required.

  • Experience with handling large data sets.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English.

  • Excellent management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to optimally coordinate work ie both on email, teams, and phone.

  • Flexible, self-motivating, and a team player.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain relationships with stakeholders (Principal Investigators and partner organizations).

  • Solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative research designs and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of Stata is required.

  • Experience or familiarity with implementing Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) is an advantage.

  • Experience organizing and implementing quantitative and/or qualitative data collection. Ability to identify and troubleshoot data quality and research implementation issues.

  • Knowledge of research ethics such as informed consent and data protection. Experience securing ethics approval and research permits is strongly preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills involving listening to, interacting with, and communicating clearly with people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds with a high degree of professionalism and pro-activity.

  • Ability to work efficiently under limited supervision, with remote teams and management structures, and coordinating with internal and external partners.

  • Demonstrated experience managing field research teams.

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