Ecorys UK is a leading research consultancy delivering innovative solutions in research and evaluation, communications and programme management services for a range of UK, international and European public and private sector organisations. We have passionate teams working on meaningful policies that have an impact on people’s lives around the world. We are a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year. Our working culture promotes personal and career development and you will be part of a large international group with offices worldwide. Ecorys operates a flexible working policy and we are open to considering UK based partial remote working.
About the role:
The Policy and Research team delivers work that ranges from supporting local client needs, through to large scale UK, European and International monitoring and impact evaluations. We work across a range of policy areas including education, employment, children, young people and families, health and well-being and all aspects of international development.
Our team of 40+ evaluators and researchers are currently overseeing a growing number of high-profile policy and programme reviews and evaluations, including for the former UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, British Council, and other Foundation and national government clients. The senior research manager will be involved with delivering research, evaluation and consultancy projects in the fields of education, economic development, health, governance and citizenship, security, and environmental sustainability, amongst others.
You will have the opportunity to apply your research skills to other market areas of Ecorys, for example UK and European policy, if desired. You will also work with our external partners, both UK and overseas academics and consultants, including some of the leading names in their fields.
You will have the opportunity to work autonomously, managing medium to large-sized research projects, controlling budgets and timescales and overseeing teams of other researchers and experts and also manage high performing technical delivery teams to work within tight deadlines.
Part of your role includes utilising core technical skills to design and oversee impact and performance evaluations, using research designs appropriate to the intervention. This will involve a variety of primary, secondary, qualitative and quantitative research methods, including survey design, sampling and econometric and other statistical analysis.
Winning new work is also a key part of the role, collaborating with Ecorys directors to lead proposals for new work, and you must have a previous track record in actively winning new projects or research opportunities to grow the company's portfolio of international projects and network of experts.
You will have a good quality first degree and a Master's degree in international development, economics, research methods or related subjects.
You must have previously demonstrated experience of evaluation with a strong knowledge of public policy clients and markets relevant to international monitoring, evaluation and learning, This should include experience of supporting and overseeing data collection including in a developing country context.
Capability in stakeholder management and building and maintaining client relationships and with multidisciplinary and multicultural research teams (including academic and in-country partners).
An excellent level of written English and strong presentation skills are essential.
Due to the nature of research, this role requires a DBS check and some international travel – when permitted (average of 7-10 days at a time).
Please download the job description for full details and apply with your CV and covering letter outlining your motivation for the role
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