Research Lead

Insights · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Insights
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Are you constantly asking critical and constructive questions? Do you have extensive quantitative research experience? If so, the Research Manager position might be for you! 

The Company
We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa,  India, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.

All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in Addis, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. 

The Job

The Research Manager will be responsible for designing, initiating, and managing studies and conducting quantitative research. You will also be responsible for: 

  • Designing and implementing or commissioning and managing research projects which systematically investigate the impact of Triggerise’s platform, using quasi-experimental or experimental study designs.
  • Leading development of research protocols for submission to Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
  • Directing analytical and research-specific operations support, assisting field teams in removing barriers to execution and impact. 

About You

  • Strong organizational skills 
  • You are detail-oriented and are knowledgeable in quantitative research methods 
  • Ability to work well with people from different cultural backgrounds


  • Junior economist or behavioural scientist with an advanced degree (Masters) or currently conduct graduate studies (PhD or post-doctoral).
  • Ability to write and submit research protocols with limited supervision and support.
  • Strong background in quantitative research methods, preferably with exposure to public health and experience working with either Stata or SPSS.

The Rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. In South Africa, the salary bracket for this position is R41 300 - R62 000 per month, excluding benefits. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues.

In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits 
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The Details

Interested? Click Apply for This Job! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

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    Cape Town, Western Cape
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