Job Opening: Research Project Manager


SOIL is an award-winning organization founded in 2006, inspired by the belief that the most pervasive human rights abuse globally is poverty. SOIL works in Haiti to increase access to climate-positive sanitation services using a groundbreaking circular-economy model that simultaneously improves public health, food security, economic development, and ecological resiliency. SOIL’s sanitation service currently provides over nearly 10,000 people with safely-managed sanitation, prevents over 500 metric tons of waste from polluting water resources each year, and produces over 80 metric tons of agricultural-grade compost annually. SOIL is a team of 60+ people with specialties in social business, ecology, sanitation, agriculture, finance, community relations, marketing, and more. Learn more about our work at


SOIL is seeking a Research Project Manager to provide support to for our research portfolio.


The Research Project Manager at SOIL will take the lead role in overseeing multiple research projects. The areas of study are multifaceted and may include WASH and public health, equity, agriculture, operations research, health economics and others. This dynamic role will require a candidate who can bring their knowledge and expertise while continuing to learn and adapt to the needs of the research environment. The Research Project Manager will engage with internal and external stakeholders in Cap Haitian, Haiti and abroad. This will require an ability to effectively communicate and engage different actors within the SOIL ecosystem and local community leaders and research partners.  The Research Project Manager will be primarily responsible for managing research projects from start to finish and ensuring that projects are completed within the allocated time, budget and quality standards.

The key responsibilities of the Research Project Manager may include:

  1. Supporting the development and implementation of research projects: Planning and coordination of research projects, including participation in research proposal development, designing research studies and developing operational plans to execute research studies locally.
  2. Managing research projects: Oversee the day-to-day operations of research projects at our SOIL offices, including managing project timelines, ensuring that project objectives are met, and resolving any issues that arise during the project.
  3. Managing budgets: Develop and manage budgets for research projects, ensuring that expenses are within the allocated budget.
  4. Leading and supervising external research teams: Manage and supervise external research teams partnering with SOIL on research projects, ensure that team members are working efficiently, communicating effectively, and meeting project deadlines.
  5. Training internal and external research partners: Lead training sessions on research plans and procedures for all relevant research partners at multiple timepoints along the research study project.
  6. Analyzing and presenting research findings: Analyze research data and findings and present them in a clear and concise manner to relevant stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a social sciences field, public and/or community health, health sciences, or other related fields
  • Experience coordinating and/or managing research projects
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to develop and manage budgets, timelines, and work plans
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage a team effectively and facilitate communication among team members and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of research methods and ethical guidelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Haitian Creole. Fluency in English and French is highly preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in using commonly used spreadsheets and databases such as Microsoft Office Suite, and mobile data collection apps and/or the ability to learn how to work with new tools
  • Respect for others
  • Passion for learning, development and desire to support work in vulnerable contexts.


Send the application materials below by email to [email protected] with your first and last name in the subject line. Application materials should be in English or Creole and include only the following:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest and most relevant qualifications for this position
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 professional references (applicants will be notified before we contact these references)

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do NOT send copies of additional documents/certifications unless requested.


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