Research Manager



Application Deadline

7th August 2021

Terms of Reference

Daring to Shift (D2S) is a project funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Digital  Opportunity Trust (DOT) and its local partners. D2S aims to enhance the resilience and economic inclusion of participating unemployed and underemployed youth (between the ages of 18 and 35) and their communities in regions of sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. The project works to develop and support the leadership and decision-making power of young women to enable them to thrive and take advantage of economic opportunities despite barriers that they face. The project takes an innovative approach to scaling up youth empowerment, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. 

DOT has appointed One South (OS) to undertake multi-country needs assessment (NA), gender analysis (GA), and baseline study (BL) for the D2S project. This exercise will cover the 9 project contexts in which DOT will be operating and expanding (Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Rwanda,  Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia). 

To this end, One South through DOT and its partners is seeking the services of Research Managers in countries where DOT is operating and expanding to coordinate data collection activities for the D2S  Project. 

The assignment places strong emphasis on youth-led processes and engaging youth in the research.  Therefore, a young candidate with experience and knowledge of youth-led businesses in the target  region is preferred for this position. Previous experience working on issues relating to youth and gender should be highlighted in the application. 

Position Summary  

Position: Research Manager (Multiple Positions)

Duration: Approximately 2 days pre-training + 8 days data collection and report writing. The exact survey duration and starting date will be  

confirmed before contract signing 

Location: DOT countries (Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Rwanda,  Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) 

Reporting to: One South Consultant 

Responsible for: Recruitment and supervision of quantitative and qualitative  researchers; conducting key informant interviews and qualitative sessions; manage day-to-day in-country data collection logistics, implementing quality assurance and management processes to ensure research closely follows the design

Scope of Work  


Person Specification  

The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications and skills: 


To apply for the Research Manager position, please use the following application form: by 07 August 2021. In addition, please send a  short capability statement to regarding your suitability for the Research  Manager post.

Please note that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis during the application period, and the position may be filled before the posted application deadline.

Application Form