Position: Research Manager (BBC Media Action)__Deadline:04Jun


BBC Media Action uses media and communication to help people take control of their lives and make informed decisions. We do this through our focus on health, governance and rights, resilience and humanitarian response, partnering with civil society, local media and governments to produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences and strengthen the media sector. We have been working in Cambodia since 2003 addressing a range of development issues including climate change adaptation, sexual and reproductive health, youth empowerment and economic security.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the new position of  Research Manager to oversee Research and Learning (R&L) unit – in Cambodia. The Research Manager is responsible for leading and managing a team of research staff and    ensuring    the    research    is    technically    well-designed,    resourced, implemented, reported, and disseminated to a range of audiences. The position will work collaboratively with London-based research staff, research consultants and  agencies,  and  the  project  and  production  teams  to  lead  the  design, coordination, and implementation of a variety of qualitative and quantitative, and digital research activities. These will inform and guide project strategy, content, and quality, and evaluate project impact, generating key audience and media insights.

Location base: Phnom Penh and will involve regular travel within Cambodia.
Reports to: Country Manager
Type of contract: Fixed-Term Contract, to start as soon as possible.
Length of Contract: until 31 December 2023 with the possibility of extension.

Main Duties:
  • Manage all research the BBC Media Action Cambodia research and learning team delivers.
  • Lead and oversee the development of research plans, instruments, and sampling design, commissioning of agencies for quantitative and qualitative research, and ensuring the quality of research to inform media production, outreach, and capacity-building activities and deliver evaluative research to meet donor requirements.
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative data analysis  and ensure that interpretation, reporting and dissemination of research findings is of high quality.
  • Ensure AIM (BBC Media Action’s internal quality assurance process for research) is being used in every step of the research process.
  • Plan and monitor resource needs, including creation and input into Gantt charts and research, project and programme plans, and maintain and update delivery dashboard for projects.
  • Manage overall budget for research projects, have oversight of research services and ensure all research activities planned are delivered in time and within the forecasted budget.
  • Engage proactively and collaboratively with non-research  staff in the office, including the Country Manager, and creative, production, project, and finance teams to support the development and use of research in the production of BBC Media Action’s creative outputs.
  • Understand the needs of the organisation to ensure that all research is tailored and relevant, to deliver simple and valuable insights.
  • Prepare and deliver internal research presentations and reports to inform
  • the creative process, monitor and evaluate project effectiveness, and contribute to project strategy.
  • Synthesize insights from research findings for business development and overall organisation strategic development – also contribute to business development by developing research plans in proposals and engaging in donor discussions where appropriate.
  • Represent the Research team and BBC Media Action with external and internal stakeholders, including disseminating findings and investigating new funding opportunities.
  • Liaise with colleagues in the London Research and Learning team to ensure research is delivered in line with organisational standards and requirements.
  • Line management of Senior Research Officers, Research Officers, and Research Assistants, when employed on the team, including supporting professional development, motivation, and research skills.
  • Participate as a senior manager in the Cambodia leadership team.
  • Understand and comply with the BBC Media Action policies, e.g., the Safeguarding policy and the staff Code of Conduct, and more.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Right to live and work in Cambodia. Excellent spoken and written Khmer is an advantage.
  • Considerable experience of working in the media or development sector, preferably both.
  • Strong research management skills, including planning, budgeting, and resource management.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience, including method and instrument design, as well as data management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Excellent numeracy skills, including the ability to design, manage and track budgets and expenditures.
  • Good quantitative analysis skills with knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other statistical software packages such as SPSS or similar.
  • Experience of conducting digital research and innovative technology research, including the use of digital research tools and software and social media analytics.
  • Experience of undertaking and managing fieldwork (including management of research agencies and freelancers) and adapting research methods to challenging and resource-constrained conditions.
  • Strong research report writing and presentation skills, communicating in non- technical language to a range of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage appropriately with audiences, researchers, partners, senior project staff and donors, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to plan, resource, monitor, and evaluate outcomes of research with minimal supervision.
  • Track record of delivering research findings on time and to a high standard.
  • A clear commitment to making a leading contribution to the research environment and producing high-quality research outputs.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel and work outside of Phnom Penh, with potential overnight stays.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
  • Advanced skills and experience in large-scale data analysis/complex analysis.
  • Experience working with development organisations to apply research findings to develop health, governance, humanitarian response, or resilience interventions.
  • Experience working with media organisations to apply research findings to production of media outputs and broadcast strategy.

Application Information:   Interested candidates must submit:
  • BBC Job Application Form
  • Cover letter and CV, detailing what skills, knowledge and experience you will bring to the role.
  • Submit to: careers@kh.bbcmediaaction.org Please put the job title in the subject line. Tel: 023 210 093
Deadline: 04th  June 2023

The role may involve working with groups of children and vulnerable adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code conduct. A police background check may form part the recruitment process.

BBC Media Action operates zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.

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