Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Project Manager Job in Dar es Salaam, Kenya

Position: Project Manager
Reports to: Research Associate
Station: Dar es Salaam
Deadline date to apply: 18/08/2016
Start Date: 24/08/2016
End Date: 16/12/2016
Open to Tanzanian Nationals only

The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics seeks a qualified candidate for the role of Project Manager for the project titled “Mapping Mobile Money Behaviors in Tanzania”. 
The project manager will be responsible for coordinating and managing all the research activities for the project, and liaising with the Nairobi office. 
The project manager will be based out of Dar es Salaam, but will be expected to travel for approximately 30% of the duration of their work on the project.

About Busara: The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations. 

Busara’s mission is to work with researchers and organizations to advance and apply behavioral science in pursuit of poverty alleviation. 
This involves the application of research and rigorous methods to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate existing programs, and optimize internal processes. 
To this end, Busara has worked with a variety of organizations in an advisory capacity to apply behavioral insights, build analytical models, and develop new products. 
In addition, in its research center capacity, Busara operates a Nairobi-based lab capable of implementing advanced experiments in psychology, behavioral economics and other academic disciplines.

About the Project: The Project titled: “Mapping Mobile Money Behaviors in Tanzania”, seeks to explore the following thematic areas related to mobile money and digital financial services:

  • Consumer perceptions and attitudes, particularly around responsible usage and financial planning
  • Social and cultural barriers to activation, engagement, and endorsement
  • Network effects and behavioral patterns within group settings
  • Consumer usage of merchant payment services
  • Merchant adoption and usage of merchant payment services for their business activities
Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage field logistics, including staffing, scheduling and data collection activities
  • Ensure all data quality protocols are followed including data safety and storage
  • Oversee and monitor the process of locating respondents
  • Oversee and account for all project expenses
  • Oversee field testing and piloting of any survey instruments
  • Ensure timely completion of project tasks
  • Implement project guidelines governing field staff who work remotely and locally
  • Train and manage field teams that conduct household surveys
  • Develop a feedback program for field activities and keep a project log
  • Under the guidance of the Research Associate, develop field visit schedules
  • Aid in preparation and review of data collection/interview materials
  • Assist the Research Associate with review of hiring needs
  • Assist in the writing of weekly and quarterly reports
  • Assist in designing and overseeing back-check surveys
  • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • At least one year of project management experience with extensive supervising, designing and implementing data collection and/or field work activities and managing teams of field workers is preferred.
  • Past experience in managing electronic data collection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys, academic tests, and exit interviews.
  • Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative research
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power-point)
  • Well organized detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and coordinating efforts of different teams
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Project Manager: REF NO: BU-2016-08-10”. 
Only online applications shall be considered.

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