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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Samuel Hall is an independent think tank specialised in field research and social impact. We strive to provide practicable insights to challenging issues in the developing world by providing academic-standard research through primary data collection in areas where researchers do not commonly go. Samuel Hall works with governments, donors, multilateral org...
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    Project Lead - Children and Youth Pillar

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: We work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment – you will be expected to grow with us and carve out your own spot in the team. We look for proactive, creative individuals who find opportunities to make their mark and identify solutions to problems. We look for strong leaders and reliable team-players who can add value from the very start, expand our knowledge and help us to maximize our social impact.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    Objective 1 - Team Management and Coordination

    • Enact the timeline implementation and execution of the RM’s vision for the project
    • Head all research and internal communications processes
    • Accountable of all project finances, reporting, liaison with finance and admin teams
    • Manage project team members both in office and field locations
    • Train national and international teams
    • Produce, review and approve key project documents in coordination with area coordinators and admin/ finance teams - Oversee fieldwork authorizations processes under the responsibility of the area coordinators
    • Coordinate activities with relevant partners
    • Responsible for timely submission of deliverables and timely invoicing

    Objective 2 - Client Management and Communications

    • Manage day-to-day client requests and all day-to-day internal/external interfacing for the project - Prepare and lead presentations for stakeholders (internal and external).
    • Report on an regular basis to the Research Manager / Pillar Lead.
    • Maintain and coordinate an efficient system of data sharing and data uploads of all project-related data

    Objective 3 - Research

    • Lead Research and Planning Teams
    • Manage mixed methods fieldworks in multiple countries
    • Produce the design of research tools, research methodologies and outputs as requested by the Research Manager
    • Manage, train and task research assistants and area coordinators
    • Execute the quality and timeliness of the collected data
    • Design the data collection, in particular qualitative, and fieldwork as agreed with the Research Manager - Contribute to analysis, report writing and dissemination

    Opportunities for Growth

    Working at Samuel Hall means that you are contributing to ground-breaking, innovative, and rigorous work that bridges research, implementation and policy. Most of our training happens on the job, but as part of our investment in learning and development, everyone is encouraged to apply for up to five days of paid professional development leave and financial resources to enable them to acquire new skills and knowledge.

     

    Vacancy Requirements

    Required

    • A Master's degree in a related field (Master’s degree in statistics, International development, political science, education, migration studies, anthropology or other social sciences).
    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience of research in contexts of migration, economics, and international development
    • Proven ability to manage multi-sited teams and multiple projects
    • Proven experience in writing research papers, consultancy reports, evaluation assignments and policy briefs - Proven experience in project management and leading teams
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and tools (for example, R, SPSS, NVIVO) - Knowledge of key institutional frameworks and stakeholders
    • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Ability to be patient and to work well within a global team
    • Ability to cope well under pressure, occasionally work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

    Desirable

    • French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and/or additional languages
    • Past experience specific to the East and Horn of Africa, Central/South Asia, and/or the Middle East and North Africa

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    Research Assistant - Resilience Pillar

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: We work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment – you will be expected to grow with us and carve out your own spot in the team. We look for proactive, creative individuals who find opportunities to make their mark and identify solutions to problems. We look for strong leaders and reliable team-players who can add value from the very start, expand our knowledge and help us to maximize our social impact.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    Objective 1 - Research

    • Assume responsibilities of the project cycle from A to Z
    • Support the design or design research tools and research methodology
    • Conduct secondary research and desk reviews
    • Provide strong analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards
    • Transcribe interview notes, write field reports, and contribute to the draft/final report
    • Provide strong analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards
    • Prepare drafts of deliverables in a timely manner

    Objective 2 - Fieldwork

    • Undertake socio-economic research including fieldwork and primary data collection, putting fieldwork at the centre of the mission.
    • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection (such as surveys, case studies, focus groups, field observations, and key informant interviews).
    • Support project fieldwork and monitor the quality of data collection
    • Provide input to improve the quality of the field teams’ notes, transcripts, outputs

    Objective 3 - Organizational Support

    • Train field teams and colleagues as required on components of the project cycle and research standards - Plan fieldwork logistics, and adequate resource management with field coordinators.
    • Support to widen Samuel Hall’s network.
    • Effectively communicate with supervisors on progress with daily and weekly updates

    Opportunities for Growth

    Working at Samuel Hall means that you are contributing to ground-breaking, innovative, and rigorous work that bridges research, implementation and policy. Most of our training happens on the job, but as part of our investment in learning and development, everyone is encouraged to apply for up to five days of paid professional development leave and financial resources to enable them to acquire new skills and knowledge.

    Vacancy Requirements

    Required

    • A Master's degree in a related field (Economics, Political Science, International Development).
    • Previous relevant experience of research in contexts of migration, economics, and international development - Knowledge of key institutional frameworks and stakeholders.
    • Proven experience in writing research papers, consultancy reports, evaluation assignments and policy briefs - Proven experience in project management and leading teams.
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and tools (for example, R, SPSS, NVIVO) - Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
    • Keen attention to detail.
    • Ability to be patient and to work well within a global team.
    • Ability to cope well under pressure, occasionally work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

    Desirable

    • French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and/or additional languages
    • Past experience specific to the East and Horn of Africa, Central/South Asia, and/or the Middle East and North Africa

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    Research Manager, Economics - Resilience Pillar

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: We work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment – you will be expected to grow with us and carve out your own spot in the team. We look for proactive, creative individuals who find opportunities to make their mark and identify solutions to problems. We look for strong leaders and reliable team-players who can add value from the very start, expand our knowledge and help us to maximize our social impact.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    Objective 1 - Research Management and Coordination

    • Setting the vision of the project with the Director of Research
    • Guide Project Leads and Research Assistants to understand and implement the vision for the research - Manage and train teams.
    • Focus on specific thematic area of research and develop in-house expertise

    Objective 2 - Client Management and Communications

    • Liaise with stakeholders at all levels – including donors and government representatives – presenting Samuel Hall and its research partners in a clear and professional manner.
    • Prepare presentations for stakeholders (internal and external).
    • Coordinate activities with relevant partners in close collaboration with the Director of Research

    Objective 3 - Research

    • Lead on methodology and tool design as per industry, academic, and SH standards.
    • Provide strong analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and recommendations
    • Lead the development and authoring of research papers, concept notes, draft and final reports, and other documentation as required during the ongoing projects
    • Manage and conduct fieldwork in multiple countries, which entails qualitative and quantitative research - Conduct secondary research, literature reviews, and key informant interviews.
    • Review and evaluation of data quality
    • Contribute to dissemination strategies and activities as agreed with the Director of Research and Development Unit

    Opportunities for Growth

    Working at Samuel Hall means that you are contributing to ground-breaking, innovative, and rigorous work that bridges research, implementation and policy. Most of our training happens on the job, but as part of our investment in learning and development, everyone is encouraged to apply for up to five days of paid professional development leave and financial resources to enable them to acquire new skills and knowledge.

    Vacancy Requirements

    Required

    • A Master's degree in Economics or a related field
    • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience of research in labor/market/value chains assessments, TVET, un- and underemployment, and formal and informal economy.
    • Past experience specific to the East and Horn of Africa, Central/South Asia, and/or the Middle East and North Africa - Proven experience in writing research papers, consultancy reports, evaluation assignments and policy briefs - Proven experience in project management and leading teams.
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and tools (for example, R, SPSS, NVIVO) - Knowledge of key institutional frameworks and stakeholders.
    • Strong presentation skills and ability to build professional relationships.
    • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Ability to be patient and to work well within a global team
    • Ability to cope well under pressure, occasionally work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

    Desirable

    • A PhD degree in a relevant field
    • Published articles/papers (peer-reviewed)
    • French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and/or additional languages

    Method of Application

    All applicants should send their cover letter and CV in separate PDF files; each labelled: "CL/CV – Full name of Applicant" with the email subject line clearly expressed: "Your Name – Project Lead – Children and Youth Pillar" Three samples of relevant work and three references should also be included.

    Please provide current or previous salary information.

    Email for submission: [email protected]

    Contract duration: 24 months, renewable, with a trial period

    For more on the job vacancy, kindly visit the following link:https://www.samuelhall.org/careers

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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