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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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    The Aquaya Institute is an independent, non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to safe, equitable, and sustainable water and sanitation in low-resource settings.
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    Research Program Manager

    About the job

    (Anticipated start date as soon as possible, preferably by March 2023.) This position may be remote or based in person in Nairobi, Kenya, or Accra, Ghana.

    About the (Senior) Research/Program Manager position

    We are recruiting multiple Research/Program Managers and Senior Research/Program Managers (‘Manager/Senior Manager’) for full-time positions. These positions will be based in Ghana or Kenya and require extensive domestic travel within the country of location, and international travel across sub-Saharan Africa. The Manager/Senior Manager will be responsible for managing research program activities, including, but not limited to:


    Research Program Execution

    • Develop research protocols and data collection tools
    • Develop and monitor timelines for completing project milestones
    • Develop, modify, and successfully manage project budgets
    • Manage the ethical approval process and ensure that ethical principles are respected
    • Lead fieldwork logistics and data collection activities with minimal oversight
    • Develop training schedules and materials; successfully lead training activities
    • Develop and administer effective QAQC methods to ensure data quality
    • Manage quantitative and qualitative datasets
    • Perform quantitative data analyses
    • Delegate tasks to and/or supervise other employees as needed
    • Organize and tactfully lead partner meetings and manage partner communication and reporting
    • Maintain clear communication with any hired consultants



    • Lead the preparation of project presentations, reports, briefs, and publications
    • Participate in the presentation of program results at conferences and workshops


    Initial Program Support

    The employee is anticipated to initially lead to two or more components of the following projects:

    • Urban Resilience by Building and Applying New Evidence in WASH (URBAN WASH)
    • Enhancing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (EnWASH)
    • Assurance Fund


    Urban Resilience by Building partnerships and Applying New evidence in WASH (URBAN WASH) will generate evidence for more impactful, sustainable, equitable, and climate-resilient WASH and water resource management (WRM) policy and programming in urban and peri-urban areas. URBAN WASH will also support high-impact WASH and WRM interventions through collaboration with researchers, the private sector, civil society groups, government bodies, and multilateral institutions.

    The program will conduct research on three primary topics:

    1. Partner and engage strategically for research, peer learning, and uptake of evidence
    2. Generate high-quality evidence focusing on the enabling environment for water and sanitation policies and regulations, small and informal service providers, and source water protection and diversification for resilient urban water supplies.
    3. Provide technical assistance to USAID Missions on WASH and WRM research, assessments, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

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