Research Manager, Grant/South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub

Reports to:  Principal Investigator (PI)

Purpose: The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ) unpacks the complex and multi-dimensional relationships between migration and inequality in the context of the Global South. MIDEQ aims to transform understanding of the relationship between migration and inequality in the context of the global south by de-centering the production of knowledge about migration and its consequences away from the global north towards those countries where most migration takes place. It does so by bringing together research and delivery partners from 12 ODA-recipient countries which constitute six SSM 'corridors' (Burkina Faso-Cote d'Ivoire, China-Ghana, Egypt-Jordan, Ethiopia-South Africa, Haiti-Brazil, Nepal-Malaysia).

The Egypt-Jordan corridor will undertake work on the following themes:

1. Inequalities related to childhood

2. Migrant perceptions, knowledge, and decision-making

3. Migration intermediaries

The research manager will manage and coordinate the project activities in Egypt in one of the above themes and ensure that they are implemented according to the proposed guidelines. The incumbent will also carry out research tasks, including data collection and analysis, write the final research report, and disseminate the research findings.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop the research plan for the research themes covered by AUC in coordination with the PI
  • Follow up with other researchers in the hub working on the same themes
  • Carry out desk research and write the literature review
  • Develop the research methodology and data collection tools
  • Get the required IRB approval for the field research
  • Train the field researchers on data collection tool
  • Supervise the work of the research assistants and field researchers
  • Report on the progress of the project through writing a narrative progress report
  • Conduct stakeholders’ interviews
  • Write the final research report
  • Supervise the process of implementing the survey in Egypt
  • Engage in the analysis of the survey results
  • Attend all corridor meetings and research training
  • Substitute the PI in meetings when needed
  • Ensure the implementation of all activities in accordance with the project timeline and ethical requirements



Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • Master’s degree in migration, development, anthropology, sociology, or other social science degrees, PhD an asset


  • Proven record of eight to ten years of research experience


  • Proven record of conducting qualitative research
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of labor migration issues, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English and Arabic


The position is open until March 23, 2020


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted.

If interested, follow the link below and apply

 Research Manager.


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