Research Manager MIHM



Job Title:

Research Manager (field)



Reports to position:

Research Director and Faculty– MIHM


Gujarat or Jharkhand

Reportees to Position:

Research Associates and interns on project basis





Job Purpose

Responsible for managing a randomized control trial about tuberculosis (TB) care

Job Outline

The Research Manager position requires significant training and experience in empirical field research and management. The Research Manager will be responsible for (i) managing the overall project including data collection, data security, and logistical support, (ii) implementing project protocols, (iii) implementing partner and funder relationships, (iv) supervising the field teams including but not limited to Research Associates, data collection personnel, and work in close collaboration with research staff, and (v) be responsible for high quality, secure, and ethical data collection. In addition, the Research Manager will interact directly with the project PIs and Co-PIs and will be expected to meet with and present regularly to implementing partners and project donors.


About the project: A randomized control trial funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of monitoring methods using digital technologies, such as 99DOTS, MERM and Refill Monitoring on TB treatment. The primary objective is to study how these monitoring methods impact the patient’s adherence and clinical outcomes. The trial will involve the implementation of specific interventions, collection of primary data (surveys and interviews) as well as secondary programmatic data, which will then be analyzed to estimate the impact of the interventions. The study will involve a Costing exercise to estimate the cost and a Time and Motion study to understand the processes and resource requirements of implementing different technologies. Qualitative research will be conducted to understand and explain the behavioral mechanisms driving the impact. The objective of the qualitative study is to    explore the barriers and facilitators of TB care in the private sector, to understand how the monitoring methods influence adherence behavior, and to examine the experience of participants with the monitoring methods DAT interventions.


Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

1.    Master’s degree in Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Development studies, epidemiology, or management with healthcare sector experience.

2.    Graduates from other disciplines may also be considered if they have relevant experience and can demonstrate the relevant skills


1.    Excellent verbal and communication skills in (1) English, and (2) Hindi or Gujarati

2.    Ability to plan tasks for teams, monitor progress, make corrections to plans.

3.    Creating field reports, implementing field protocols and ensuring liaison with other stakeholders

4.    Strong budget management skills required

5.    Team player with good problem solving and time management skills.

6.    Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

7.    Proficient with data collection techniques and field research including primary data collection.

8.    Willingness to frequently travel within the study sites

[AS1] [AA2]

1.    Minimum 2 years of relevant experience including management of a randomized control trial

2.    Proven experience managing teams and projects.




Job Interface/Relationships:



§  MIHM Research and Admin team

§  Other departments including Grants, Finance, Legal, and IT

§  Grantor research/programme team

§  Vendors & Consultants

§  Sub-grantees/data collection agencies

§  IRB Boards, governments, other stakeholders

Key Responsibilities

% Time Spent


Technical Tasks

a.    Supervise and support Research Associates in creating trial protocols, data sets, cleaning and running checks to spot errors, and generally preparing data for analysis using MS Excel

b.    Accountable for the overall quality control of the project field activities, including the quality of the data collected, cr[AS3] [AA4] eating field reports and implementing field protocols

c.    As needed, assist with literature reviews and questionnaire writing and piloting



Project Management Tasks

a.    Collaborate with PIs to develop the RCT protocol and oversee compliance of the study protocol.

b.    Report regularly to PIs and Co PIs on project progress, problems, spending, and schedule; lead regular team, PI, and partner meetings.

c.    Supervision of project staff through all stages of the research to ensure effective and efficient implementation of field activities

d.    Support research staff in analysis, and drafting research papers and policy briefs

e.    Responsible for keeping research project on schedule

f.     Prepare, update, and manage field reports and project budgets




Dissemination and Stakeholder Management

a.    Present ongoing and completed research results from projects with partners, broader stakeholders in government, donors, and others in person and virtually.

b.    Prepare data for publication and publish data.



Total Time Spent on All Responsibilities






Any Other Significant Input

Send an email to with the subject line “Application for Research Manager-October 2022” with a copy of your CV and academic transcripts. Any evidence of written work and references by academics would be a strong positive. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. You will be contacted only in case you are shortlisted for an interview.


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