Research Management Associate

Panagora Group, Manila, Philippines

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd December, 2020

Job Description

Panagora Group is a woman-owned small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and use of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes.

Panagora Group seeks a Research Management Associate for our existing contract with USAID/Philippines, Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting for Improved Health (CLAimHealth). The CLAimHealth activity is located in Ramon Magsaysay Center in Malate, Manila, Philippines. This is a full-time position located in the Philippines.


The purpose of the USAID/Philippines’ Health Project (HP) is improved health for underserved Filipinos. The underlying theory or hypothesis of the Health Project is that strengthening some functions of the health system will contribute to the health of underserved Filipinos and the overall health profile of the country will improve. By addressing the needs of the individual, the quality and the equity of services as well as their affordability and sustainability, underserved Filipinos will be able to develop and maintain health behaviors and seek and receive quality health care.

CLAimHealth serves as a primary technical support mechanism for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), collaboration, learning, and adaptive management (CLA) for the Health Project of USAID/Philippines. It provides in-country technical assistance, advisory services, capacity building and related logistical support to the USAID/Philippines Office of Health for monitoring project activities; conducting performance evaluations and implementation research; systematically documenting evidence of good practices and promising interventions from current health activities; undertaking selected secondary analyses of data from major health surveys/studies; and facilitating continuous learning and adaptive management for the Health Project and its various implementing partners.

The Research Management Associate will assist the Senior Research and Learning Specialist (SRLS) with managing a portfolio of research and evidence-generation activities related to programs in tuberculosis, family planning, adolescent and youth reproductive health, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and community-based drug rehabilitation.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Management Associate will carry out the following activities:

  • Support the SRLS in managing implementation of the research portfolio of CLAimHealth, including activities such as implementation research, documentation of good practices and promising interventions of the USAID HP, secondary data analyses of key health surveys and databases, and other studies for evidence generation
  • Support the production of timely and quality outputs and reports by technical staff and short-term consultants engaged in these evidence-generation activities. This includes providing administrative and technical management support
  • In collaboration with the Learning and Capacity Building Team and Communications Specialist, support the planning and production of knowledge products and dissemination of research outputs to various target audiences
  • Assist with implementation of the HP performance evaluation
  • Manage and analyze quantitative and qualitative information, as needed
  • Assist the SRLS in writing and editing various technical reports and documents
  • Other research management-related tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a major in public health, international development, statistics, health economics, or a related field preferred
  • 2-5 years of related M&E and research experience
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of Stata/SPSS preferred
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred
  • Must be located in the Philippines


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