Research Lead

Operations · Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Do you have experience designing, executing and implementing research projects? Would you enjoy using your quantitative and qualitative research skills to provide country oversight in all areas of research?  Read more to find out about the position of Research Lead.

We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, 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. You can check more about being a part of the Triggerise here

In Ethiopia, we have almost 20 people that are implementing our projects from our office in Addis Ababa or from home offices in Addis or Afar. Triggerise’s people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about the work we do here.

The Job

The role of the Research Lead is to execute Triggerise research agenda in Ethiopia, whilst at the same time, contributing to the organizations thought leadership. This will be achieved by;


  • Managing the externally commissioned research partners to ensure that all research activities undertaken on behalf of Triggerise  are conducted in a timely fashion, in line with the overall aims, values of the organization and with policies and procedures.
  • Designing, executing and implementing research projects that systematically investigate the impact of our platform using quasi-experimental or experimental study designs. 
  • Leading the development of research protocols for submission to Institutional Review Boards (IRB), including development of study instruments and ethics procedures.
  • Supporting other parts of the organization directly on research and analytical questions, in order to remove barriers that stand in the way of impact and development at Triggerise. 

About You

You’re an expert in both qualitative and quantitative research, and all data related activities.  You are organized and have a good eye for detail.


  • 5 years of experience in a research focused role. 
  • Analytical skills with proven ability to use and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.
  • You have excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize a range of tasks when facing competing deadlines
  • You have experience of designing and implementing research programmes for ad-hoc or bespoke projects.
  • You have experience of analyzing large, complex survey datasets, using statistical software packages, such as SPSS, Stata or R.
  • You have excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • You have experience of communicating your findings in a range of forums

The Rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary bracket for this position in Ethiopia is, €1,191 -  €1,786, plus benefits and allowances. 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 also offer:

  • 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

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    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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