Research Officer
Consilient Research
Mthatha, Eastern Cape
2d ago
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We are always on the lookout for dedicated and ambitious staff who want to continue to learn and grow while taking on new challenges and responsibilities within the team.

Job Description : The Research Officer is responsible for the organization and conduct of key informant interviews and focus group discussions in mthatha.

Our ideal candidate is a strong team player who is passionate about delivering informed research products and wants to engage in the entirety of the research process.

We are looking for people who are eager to learn and grow while taking on meaningful responsibility. The assignment duration is expected to be 15 days with the possibility of extension, with a start date as soon as possible.

  • Description of Main Duties : Conceptualize and design methodologies to address key research questions; Draft quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects covering a range of subject matters;
  • Analyze qualitative data; Lead report writing; Communicate with clients on project implementation and timelines, as necessary;
  • Position Requirements : Graduate degree in relevant field with prior research experience (Master’s degree preferred); Strong background in research methodology and data analysis;
  • Experience collecting qualitative and quantitative data will be considered an asset; Understanding of the refugee landscape in mthatha, incl.

  • the work of UN agencies and international organizations in this field; Experience collaborating with and managing diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred;
  • Eagerness to engage in research across a multitude of sectorial areas; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines; Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country, is considered an asset;
  • Cultural sensitivity; Fluency in written and spoken English; Fluency in one of the local languages spoken in Uganda preferred.

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