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Research Manager (HNMU)


  • Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

We are currently looking for a Research Manager to lead our Humanitarian Needs Monitoring Unit in Ukraine. The Research Manager will manage a large team to conduct humanitarian needs assessments to support response prioritization.

REACH Initiative is a unique humanitarian NGO, which provides research, data, and analysis to support more effective humanitarian intervention in crisis contexts. By providing precise and rigorous information on the humanitarian situation of crisis-affected populations in Ukraine, REACH informs better aid delivery and more transparent and reliable decision making. In Ukraine, REACH is hosted by our sister organisation, ACTED.

REACH is seeking an experienced candidate to oversee the management of our Humanitarian Needs Monitoring Unit, as Research Manager. This is a Senior role within a leading international research NGO. The ideal candidate should be comfortable discussing qualitative and quantitative data methodologies and findings, will have team management experience, and will have a good understanding of the Humanitarian Coordination system.

The Humanitarian Needs Monitoring Unit gathers information on the severity and type of humanitarian needs across Ukraine. The Unit includes the national Multi-sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA) and Humanitarian Situation Monitoring (HSM). The unit is currently comprised of 12 HR staff with expertise in Assessments, Data and GIS, and works closely with our large Field Team to collect and analyze country-wide data.

The Research Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Humanitarian Needs Monitoring Unit. Under the supervision of IMPACT Deputy Country Coordinator, the RM will be responsible for overseeing all research cycles, and for ensuring staff have the information and skills to complete the work to a high standard. The RM will manage the team, partner coordination, and external engagement.


Academic: Excellent academic qualifications, including a master’s degree in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Development Studies, or similar);
Management experience: Previous experience in a management role in a humanitarian context. Excellent management, coordination, organisational and planning skills required, including an ability to manage large workloads, oversee multiple teams and effectively meet deadlines, through multi-tasking and prioritisation.
Years of work experience: 2 years of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting, such as program management, evaluation and assessments;
Familiarity aid system: Familiarity with the aid system, and the research community;
Communication/reporting skills: Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting, including proven experience in contributing to high level presentations/briefings.
Research skills: Excellent research and analytical skills. Experience in assessments, M&E, field research, or evaluations.
Cross-cultural work environment: Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility.
Language skills: Fluency in English is required .
Software skills: Proven knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with R, SPSS and/or STATA or other statistical analysis software an asset


  • Official employment according to Ukrainian legislation;
  • Competitive official salary defined by the ACTED salary grid;
  • Regular performance evaluation and salary increase;
  • 28 working days of paid vacation per year;
  • Friendly international team of professionals;
  • Cozy office in the central part of the city;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Career development possibilities;
  • Medical insurance.

This vacancy is for national staff only. Applications only in English should be submitted via email with the title or reference of the position (CV without mentioned position will not be considered). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. ACTED is an equal opportunity employer.

This vacancy is now closed.
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