Friday, February 17, 2012


Ipsos Synovate

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An exciting business seeks an exciting individual...

Are You the One?

Ipsos - Synovate is a prime source of holistic market information services that enhance planning and decision making in the Private, NGO and Public Sectors across sub-Saharan Africa.

We are an integrated media research & media monitoring, social and market research company providing evidence and insights which inform and advise on a wide range of business and social issues.

Research Executive - Kenya

The Research Executive is responsible for research projects and related production tasks under the supervision of a Senior Research Executive/Research Manager/Senior Research Manager.

This includes proposal writing, sample design, questionnaire design and testing, field materials preparation, table specifications, analysis plans, analysis, report writing and presentation preparation.

The Role:

Project Execution

Executing a field brief and supervising the process until the deliverables like a draft report or transcripts.


Preparation of draft project documents with guidance of the executive in charge that includes project instruments or quotations
Project’s desk research
Briefing of project teams together with the executive in charge
Update project references
Project budgeting and expenditure controls

Quality Control

Review and ensure that high quality standards of work are maintained on all:

Project documents
Draft study materials
Project plans
Draft reports
Field execution
Data – final transcripts

Client Relationship Management & Business Development

Ensuring that the Client is informed regarding the progress of projects.
Identifying new opportunities for research in Kenya & the region
Providing input into proposals

Research Design

Providing input into the design of relevant research instruments (questionnaires, discussion guides, interviewer briefs, sampling plans, etc)

Report Writing

Write accurate and insightful reports keeping proposal requirements and objectives in mind and adhere to relevant Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa standards


Ensure that a presentation review meeting is set up with Senior Research Executive/Research Manager/ Senior Research Manager
Design presentation according to client and Ipsos Synovate Sub Saharan Africa standards

Team and people management

Responsible for coaching / on the job training for junior team members
Proactively responsible for their own learning & development
Promote team spirit

The Person:

To be successful in this role you will have:

A relevant University Degree
A minimum of 2 years experience in market research
Good knowledge of market research methodologies (preferably with an emphasis on quantitative research, but having both quantitative and qualitative experience will be an advantage)
Strong numeric skills
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Kiswahili
Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively
Team leadership and project management skills
Strong Analytical skills
Excellent computing skills especially in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Personal Attributes
Self-driven and results-oriented
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people of all levels.
High degree of professionalism in dealing with confidential matters.
Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external client relationships
Attention to detail
A flexible and proactive approach.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Ability and willingness to travel regularly within and outside Kenya

Application Procedure

Please email a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to

Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached.

Include “Research Executive” in the cover letter and email subject header.

Deadline for application: 5pm, Monday, 20th February 2012

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