Research Project Manager

Newry, Mourne & Down
24 Aug 2020
19 Sep 2020
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

You will be working as part of a team to provide research, information and analytical support for InterTradeIreland. You will work as part of the wider Strategy and Policy Directorate and contribute to overall team and corporate requirements.


  • To provide research, information and analytical support for InterTradeIreland which will include:
  • Assisting with the scope, tender and supervision of commissioned research projects; managing steering groups and research drafts.
  • Assisting in undertaking research into areas which affect the development of trade and business in the economies of both jurisdictions.
  • Contributing to the development of reports and presentations for submission to the Senior Management, the Board and outside organisations.
  • Deputise for the manager as required and work under your own initiative to ensure programme deliverables remain on target.
  • Proactively manage and monitor project delivery and adherence to budget against key performance targets.
  • Record project and financial information accurately on InterTradeIreland’s IT systems with a demonstrable attention to detail.
  • To develop knowledge of contacts in policy research, North and South, and keep abreast of developments in the economies of both jurisdictions.
  • Support communication activity, liaising accordingly with internal and external stakeholders which will include senior staff and executives in government bodies, development agencies and SME’s (Small and Medium sized Enterprises).
  • Follow project evaluation and appraisal procedures as and when required in line with Corporate reporting frameworks.
  • Organise events as required, sometimes in partnership with key stakeholders including design and delivery of presentations on InterTradeIreland supports suitable for a variety of audiences.
  • Supervisory/management responsibility of staff when required.
  • Any other duties as required by line manager.

The above is given as a broad range of duties and is not intended to be a complete description of all tasks.

Essential Criteria:

  • A third level, or equivalent professional qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a research or project management role.
  • Experience of working in a cross-border/all-island context.
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking - the ability to understand a complex problem or situation and approach it in a methodical fashion.
  • An understanding of the issues affecting trade and business across the island.
  • The ability to seek, organise, evaluate and analyse information to assist decision making.
  • Experience in analysing and interpreting surveys and statistics.
  • Experience in researching, collating and analysing information to produce reports/findings.

Full details including key duties and responsibilities, essential and desirable criteria, person specification and application form are available from the website by CLICKING APPLY NOW.