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Job Purpose

Create a pipeline of research that helps scale learning within the ecosystem and constantly adds value to existing knowledge; ensure that research is not duplicative; identify and execute on research agendas that cut across taskforces.

Critical Result and Responsibility

  • Oversee and manage research partners and a research team and ensure high quality execution.
  • Manage GAME’s knowledge management function in collaboration with the communications team.
  • Lead/execute technical discussions / workshops (e.g., roundtables, technical sessions in convenings etc.
  • Oversee and manage research partners and a research team and ensure high quality execution.

Key outcomes (normally consistent year to year) necessary to achieve Job Purpose.

  • Support taskforces with building & testing hypotheses, providing technical inputs, and executing on outputs (i.e., research studies, model/program evaluations, and pilots relevant to each of them)
  • Advise and shape the research agenda of partners: many Alliance partners will conduct their own research; advise them on the direction (i.e. ensure it contributes to learning on mass entrepreneurship), and methodologies
  • Envision monitoring, evaluation and learning plan for each workstream of GAME. Ensure a smooth execution.
  • Act as a conduit between academic institutions, policy think tanks and grassroots organizations in building a collective understanding and agenda for job-driven small entrepreneurship.
  • Execute primary and secondary research to deepen GAME’s understanding of the employment and entrepreneurship landscape of the country and participate and contribute to public debates.


  • Min, Qualification
    Masters’ degree in social sciences
  • Relevant Experience
    8-10 years of experience on leading primary and secondary research exercises. Experience in working with policy groups.
  • Soft Skills required
    Leadership, institution building, team management
  • Any other specific skills required for the role.
    Well versed with techniques of quantitative and qualitative research