09/01 Jaspal Shakya
Founder & CEO at Skillskarma Services

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Senior Research Manager - NGO (5-10 yrs)

Kolkata Job Code: 880403

Organization: An award winning not-for-profit working since 2008 in the sectors of Sustainable Agriculture/ Livelihoods, Renewable Energy Access, Skilling and Wellbeing.

Educational Qualification: Post graduate and Management degree or PhD in a relevant field

Experience: 5+ years of experience of doing research in the areas of decentralized renewable energy, sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture, etc.

Skill Sets:

1. Excellent communication skills in English

2. Excellent research skills and the ability to analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data, craft possible solutions, and recommend actions

3. Strong Communication & Documentation Skills for reporting and proposal writing.

4. Excellent team management, budget management and representation competencies

5. A deadline, target driven individual with an eye for details with the ability to work independently and extremely driven to achieve high quality work

6. Strong networking skills along with proven fundraising ability

Language Proficiency: English, Hindi and Bengali (desirable)


1. Identify relevant data and datasets for issues and projects as the in-house quantitative expert

2. Collate and analyze primary and secondary data independently using relevant software

3. Co-create, design and lead in-house research projects from start to finish

4. Working with teams to develop key hypotheses and research proposals in line with team strategies. Provide guidance on research design, methodology, and instrument development

5. Conducting research on following up on fundraising opportunities

6. Training Design, Development and Delivery. Conducts learning sessions, provides regular coaching and support during the action period for implementing

7. Conduct field visits to project sites, build capacity of field teams in data collection and reporting

8. Identifying/building relationships with key research and M&E partners, and working closely with them to manage projects

9. Ensuring timely implementation of research projects with a strong focus on execution and quality assurance - including data validity checks, analysis/interpretation and editorial support

10. Drafting documents (research summaries, briefs recommendations, vision documents) for external stakeholders

11. Conducting review and working with teams to identify new hypotheses and research questions

12. Implementing a variety of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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