Research & Evidence Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client, a non-profit organization, whose main goal is to make an impact in the Health Sector, is looking to recruit a Research & Evidence Manager.

This position leads research projects from end to end across the organization ensuring strong research design, data collection quality, high quality research partners, strong research project management, evidence use/generation, and translation of evidence for advocacy.

The position also provides input to prioritize research questions to align with the learning agenda and strategic plan, and provides research technical guidance across the organization and in BD proposals.

Reports to: Director, Performance, Evidence and Insights

Key Responsibilities

Learning Agenda & Research Strategy.

  • You will input into the learning agenda related to organisational strategic plan
  • You will assess and prioritize research questions to align with learning agenda

Research Design, Analysis & Project Management

  • Manage priority internal and external research projects from end to end including developing the evaluation concept, RFP, research partner contracting, research management and oversight, data analysis report writing, dissemination, and ensuring evidence and insights used to improve programs and drive advocacy.
  • Provide technical guidance/management to the organization and partner staff to adhere to research systems/processes/protocols to ensure high-quality research design, implementation, and analysis.
  • Conduct analysis of internal and external evaluation and program data to answer priority learning or advocacy questions. both awareness and good vibes for the organization.

External research partnerships & Business Development

  • Expand and deepen strategic global research partnerships
  • Share learnings externally directly and provide strategic guidance to Advocacy team on external influence opportunities
  • Provide guidance and input to BD team on research funding opportunities
  • Lead technical input on research sections of funding proposals.

Knowledge Pieces and Publications

  • Write knowledge pieces including blogs, briefs, articles for peer reviewed journals about the organization and other external relevant research, evidence, analysis, data and insights to drive the organization thought leadership and fundraising and advocacy goals.

Professional development & capacity-building

  • Provide technical mentorship and capacity building across staff in research design, management and dissemination.
  • Share relevant literature and research with team to enable and encourage evidence-informed decision making.


  • Contribute to Global Program Team and country-level research annual planning and budgeting;
  • Lead or participate in internal and external steering committees and technical working groups as assigned and appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Public health epidemiology, health economics, health systems strengthening, health policy with quantitative research specialization
  • Professional certifications/qualifications in Statistical analysis software; geo- spatial analysis
  • 7-9 years of work experience with 1-3 years at managerial level

Key Competency Requirements

Strategic input: Strategic thinking/analysis, systems/protocols/policy development, proposal development

Technical support: Epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, health systems research, research project management

External facing: Public speaking/presentation development, partnership management, stakeholder engagement, writing, analysis

Interpersonal: Staff capacity-building, cultural sensitivity

To Apply:

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their updated CV and cover letter (indicating why you feel you would be a good fit) with a day –time Telephone number to the email address: with Research & Evidence Manager on the Subject line.

Candidates MUST indicate their Current and Expected salaries.