Forcier Consulting Group

EAF002 - Researcher - South Sudan - Juba

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Active since 24-07-2018 Job category Advice / consultancy
Location Juba Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
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Position: Research Officer
Forcier Consulting is a dynamic research consultancy firm operating across Africa since 2011. Our core services include monitoring and evaluation (M&E) research, capacity-building, training, and reporting for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments, and private sector clients operating in post-conflict contexts and challenging environments. Forcier currently has field offices in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Egypt. These offices are supported by a
remote technical unit in Washington, D.C., and our headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Job Description: The Research Officer is responsible for managing ongoing field studies throughout the country and leading teams of local researchers. Research Officers are responsible for all phases of
project implementation, which includes drafting inception reports and research tools, training researchers, managing project finances, analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, and drafting
final reports.

Our ideal candidate is a strong team player, self-starter, and keen learner, eager to take on tasks outside their comfort zone, and has the ability to multi-task effectively, manage multiple projects at
once, and can respectfully engage with clients and fellow staff members from different cultural backgrounds. We are looking for someone who will go above and beyond to make sure deadlines are
met and deliverables are of the highest quality. You are also willing to lend a hand to your colleagues and help others meet their deadlines when they are in a bind.

This is a full-time position based in our Juba, South Sudan office. The Research Officer reports to the Director of Research.

Description of Main Duties:
 Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant
background information as necessary;
 Draft quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects;
 Ensure that research tools, data collection, and reporting are sensitive to the local context;
 Develop budgets and staffing plans, and monitor their effective execution;
 Collaborate with local researchers and manage teams in the field;
 Monitor, clean, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and lead report writing;
 Provide support and training to other Forcier staff;
 Communicate with clients on project implementation and timelines, as necessary;
 Other tasks as agreed between the Research Officer and Director of Research.
Position Requirements:
 M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international development, or a related field with 2+ years of work experience, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 5+ years of work experience;

 At least 1 year of experience (professional or academic) conducting quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis;
 Experience collecting quantitative and/or qualitative data will be considered an asset;
 Prior experience managing budgets and project timelines preferred;
 Project management experience will be considered an advantage;
 Basic working knowledge of Stata, SPSS, or R required;
 Experience collaborating with and managing diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred;
 Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes;
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
 Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines;
 Willingness to work long hours when needed;
 Creativity and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and implementation strategies;
 Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country;
 Cultural sensitivity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude;
 Fluency in written and spoken English.

Forcier Consulting What we offer:
 Salary based on relevant experience and educational background in line with standard Forcier compensation guidelines.
 Accommodation provided in security-compliant compound.
 In-country living stipend.
 Flight benefits for paid time off.
 Local transportation.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Advice / consultancy
Industry / Industries Consultancy
Region South Sudan

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Name John Honohan