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Posted Job Title
Research Project Manager
Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project A
Job Description Summary
The Research Project Manager will be hired to conduct survey research on child marriage and female genital cutting in various regions of Mali. This position will involve maintaining positive working relationships with research partners at the University of Pennsylvania and in Mali, conducting focus group discussions, constructing and localizing survey materials, monitoring data collection, analyzing data, preparing data-informed reports, designing behavioral interventions, and supporting the deployment of an RCT or functional equivalent. The research manager will manage and work closely with rest of the team to ensure the project meets its goals and stays on schedule. The Research Project Manager will travel to Mali periodically for this position and maintain lines of communication with in-country partners while in Philadelphia.
The Research Project Manager is responsible for a range of activities, including tracking deadlines and ensuring they are met, helping to consolidate existing literature, building and analyzing surveys, continuously communicating with project partners (both local and international), helping to oversee data collection, designing intervention activities, and collaborating on writing reports. The Research Project Manager will carry out duties as delegated by the PI and to otherwise meet project goals. He or she will also travel internationally periodically.
Day-to-day activities include autonomously and in team-based environment providing executive and administrative support to the project, PI and collaborators, initiatives and general executive. Help establish and maintain critical office systems and protocols including document management systems and other systems required to improve efficiency, information sharing, and shared learning in promoting work of the project. Conducting prospect research; drafting and disseminating routine correspondence, writing standard and complex or confidential material; events, data, materials and file management; coordinating logistics, arranging travel, transportation, and lodging as needed; collecting and organizing information for meetings and/or reports; co-enforcing timelines, project standards and the quality of deliverables, coordinating faculty, students and staff. Keeping track of the work done by project members.
Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience , or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Masterâ™s degree strongly preferred.
Ability to take initiative and independently problem-solve, manage and drive complex projects to completion; ability to meet deadlines and to work independently, but collaboratively, within a goal-oriented team environment
Experience with survey preparation and analysis is required
Experience conducting qualitative research (e.g., focus group discussions) is preferred
Experience conducting research in West African settings is strongly preferred
Knowledge of female genital cutting, child marriage, and social norms and ability to speak French and/or Bambara are also all preferred
Experience working on or designing interventions is preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Commitment to professional ethics
Periodic travel to Mali is required.
Working Conditions Office, library, computer room
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00013439
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