Friday, 21 October 2011

Forcier Consulting Research Assistants Jobs Vacancies in South Sudan

Background
Forcier Consulting is a research firm based in South Sudan conducting research and capacity building for various UN agencies and NGOs working in South Sudan.

We conduct baseline & needs assessments, impact evaluations, mid-term project evaluations, and recommendations for program development, and capacity building and other short-term research projects.
As the demand for high – quality research in South Sudan increases, Forcier Consulting aims to increase its capacity through hiring two additional full-time research assistants.

Job Description
The Research Assistant will report to the Research Coordinator and work on a portfolio of projects currently being undertaken by the firm. Specifically, the tasks of the Research Assistant are as follows:
• Assist and coordinate quantitative and qualitative data collection and report writing of various projects and consultancies.
• Mentor and train Southern Sudanese staff on various research techniques.
• Assist in the development of Forcier Consulting as a research firm, including compiling data bases of potential consultants, proposal writing, and other administrative tasks.
• Manage local data collectors, drivers, and assistants as needed.
• Provide logistical support in managing contracts.
• Other tasks as agreed between the Managing Director, Research Coordinator, and Research Assistant.

The position requires approximately 75% of the time spent outside of Juba in locations throughout South Sudan, all of which are considered to be hardship posts.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• M.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, or other discipline with extensive research training.
• Experience working or living in Africa required, East Africa preferred.
• Experience conducting research and/or monitoring and evaluation projects.
• Above average proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
• Above average writing skills.
• Knowledge of Arabic will be considered an asset.
• Knowledge of STATA or SPSS will be a significant advantage.

Please note that the duration of the contract is six months with the position to begin with staff in country no later than 13 November.

Working hours are 9:00am – 6:00pm six days a week (Monday – Saturday), although with travel and project requirements there will be circumstances where weekends are not guaranteed.

To be considered for this position, please send a letter of interest, CV, writing sample (preferably of previously conducted research), and salary requirements no later than 31 October to natalie@forcierconsulting.com and alexandra@forcierconsulting.com.

Applications will be reviewed and hiring decisions made on a rolling basis.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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