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- Economist/ Research Assistant- Resilience Pillar, Nairobi

Economist/ Research Assistant- Resilience Pillar

Samuel Hall

Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Samuel Hall is seeking a motivated Research Assistant to join its Resilience Pillar for six months to one year in Nairobi.

The responsibilities of the Research Assistant are to:

Support Project Lead on one or more research projects; conduct secondary research and literature reviews; assist in the design of research tools and research frameworks; participate in fieldwork and conduct qualitative interviews and data analysis; conduct advanced data analysis on SPSS, Stata or Excel; write draft report sections, concept notes and other research materials; cover various topics and themes under pillar 2 / resilience.

Tasks to be performed under the contract


Support the Resilience Pillar Lead and Team based in Nairobi and Kabul offices; put forward editorial ideas for dissemination and outreach; coordinate work with other pillars and country offices; support other Pillars as needed



Acquire research related skills relating to quantitative and qualitative research methods; support the design of research tools and research frameworks; conduct secondary research and desk reviews; participate in fieldwork – qualitative research will include case studies, focus group discussions, field observations, key informant interviews, as required in various locations; provide analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards; under the supervision of the Project Officer and/ or Pillar Lead, transcribe interview notes, write field reports, and contribute to the draft/final report.


Applicants will need to possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

Proven experience in the field of economic research (preference to micro-economic analyses); B.A. degree in Economics (strict requirement); excellent spoken and written skills in English; keen attention to detail; ability to being patient and to work well within a team; ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines.



All applicants should send their cover letter and CV in separate PDF files, each labelled: ‘CL/CV – Full name of Applicant’ with the e-mail subject line using the following format: ‘Name – Economist RA. Three samples of relevant work should also be included.


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Job posted on 22 September 2017.

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