Jobs in Uganda at Monitor – Research Specialist

Position Title: Research Specialist  – Kampala, Uganda
Monitor Publications Ltd
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Job Purpose:
To provide key market insights and forecasting marketing behavior to inform business decisions and management reporting.
Main Responsibilities:
·         Analyses data and produces customized reports for various management needs
·         Monitors company revenue and market share performance
·         Produces daily advertising sections performance reports reflecting market shares against competition
·         Produces editorial and advertising ratios for own and competition publications
·         Produces editorial content analysis for own and competition publications
·         Supervises data collection Research assistants
·         Produces monthly audience tracking research report
·         Monthly marketing & circulation report by 3rd of the month
·         Monitoring agents performance (quarterly)
·         Forecasts for daily circulation sales and advertising revenue
·         Tracking agents performance against targets (quarterly/Annual
·         Custodian of all internal and external research
·         Cascade research findings and highlight gaps to product development team
·         Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text.
·         Seek and provide information to help MPL determine their position in the marketplace.
·         Gather data on competitors and analyze their prices, sales, and method of marketing and distribution.
·         Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.
·         Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data, such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires, or arrange to obtain existing data.
·         Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A Bachelor of Statistics or Bachelor of commerce (at least lower second), with a strong mathematics background
·         Excellent knowledge of Spread sheets and MS Access
·         Strong analytical skills
·         Experience in a marketing and sales position is an added advantage.
·         Good interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent communicator.
·         Willing to work long hours.
How to apply: 
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 3rd August 2012 to: The Human Resource Manager, Monitor Publications Ltd. P.O.Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send an email to
Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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