Research Director - (0629)

Abt Associates Inc, PP based
Deadline: Jun 29, 2007

Abt Associates Inc. is recruiting an experienced professional for the position of Research Director for an exciting donor-funded social marketing project in Cambodia. This position includes providing technical inputs to develop quantitative and qualitative research instruments, sampling plans, and research/evaluation protocols; analyzing, writing and presenting research results to support to a Cambodian NGO in the area of HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal health and child survival. We are looking for a Research Director based in Phnom Penh.
  1. A Masters Degree (minimum) in marketing, business management or related field.
  2. Over 8 years of related professional experience in market research and or social research, communication development and testing, program evaluation and monitoring.
  3. Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, and a good knowledge of research industry in Cambodia.
  4. Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to simplify and convey complex ideas and concepts.


  1. Advise program staff on research needs and options and develop research briefs accordingly.
  2. Collate information, analyze trends, validate information from different sources and develop graphic and written presentations for a variety of audiences.
  3. Provide technical inputs into developing quantitative and qualitative research instruments, sampling plans, and research/evaluation protocols; analyze, write and present research results.
  4. Oversee market research activities (client-centered market segmentation/nationally representative household surveys; price elasticity surveys; distribution surveys) from design through implementation and analysis/dissemination.
  5. Oversee selection and sub-contracting of appropriate research agencies.
  6. Manage and monitor contracted research agencies to ensure appropriate collection and analysis of data, adherence to schedules and work in accordance with the contract.
  7. Liaise with research agencies and update the project team with the latest market research techniques and trends.
  8. Review and evaluate research related work including proposals, research instruments and reports.
  9. Analyze research results to inform program mangers in the development of various programs and campaigns.
  10. Assist program managers in documentation of program progress based on research results and findings.
  11. Develop monitoring plans and information systems and advise on research needs to monitor relevant benchmarks and disseminate data to donors and other stakeholders.
  12. Develop research and monitoring plans and budgets for projects implemented or overseen by the project.
  13. Develop appropriate evidence-based marketing information for the project, assuring it is up to date, and presenting it to relevant project team members on a regular basis.
  14. Develop monitoring plan and information system for tracking key program results to be reported to the project COP.
  15. Other duties as reasonably directed.

This position reports to the project’s Chief of Party, is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and is subject to project award. Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to



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