Research Officer – Regional Job Careers – Forcier Consulting

Job Title:       Research Officer –
Regional

Organization: Forcier
Consulting

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

About US:

Forcier Consulting
was founded in response to the overwhelming demand for data, research and
information in some of the most challenging environments in Africa. While we
aim to produce reliable and high-quality research in these complex settings, we
also make long-term investments in building the capacity of national staff to
serve as researchers and consultants. Through this approach, not only do we
ensure that today’s decision-makers are able to create evidence-based policies
and programs, but we also establish a research legacy and sustainable technical
services industry within each country we work in.

Job Summary:
The Research Officer – Regional will implement research projects across East
and West Anglophone Africa. The Research Officer will manage projects from
start to finish – interfacing with clients, designing tools, training researchers,
managing fieldwork, conducting rigorous analysis, and writing detailed reports
– all while ensuring projects are executed on time and within budget. The
Research Officer will be based in the regional office in Kampala, Uganda,
drawing on the research and logistical support of resources there.

Forcier is looking
for a Research Officer that has a passion for data analysis and understanding
the impact of development projects in some of the world’s most challenging
locations. Research never goes exactly according to plan, and the Research
Officer must approach the problems that will inevitably arise with patience and
creativity. An ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects or various
tasks simultaneously, is crucial. Every day at Forcier is different, and we are
looking for those hungry to learn about new subjects, while teaching the rest
of our staff thematic areas of expertise. Our ideal candidate is a strong team
player, self-starter, and keen learner – eager to take on tasks outside their
comfort zone, and respectfully engage with partners and fellow staff members
from different cultural backgrounds.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·       
Implement
research projects from A to Z, including research & tool design, budget
formulation, researcher training, logistical preparation, fieldwork management,
quality control, data cleaning, data analysis, and report-writing

·       
Conduct
literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather
relevant background information as necessary

·       
Create
quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects, and script in
digital data collection platforms

·       
Actively
engage with all research staff – core and temporary – in an effort to share
knowledge and better understand skillsets in reference to project needs

·       
Oversee
enumerators and coordinators in the field during the implementation of research
projects

·       
Ensure
that projects are completed on-time and within budget

·       
Provide
quality control during fieldwork

·       
Conduct
data cleaning and rigorous analysis, and provide written reports or other
deliverables for clients

·       
Attend
in-country meetings with current and potential partners, including introductory
meetings, and planning meetings throughout the lifecycle of projects

·       
Learn
and utilize best practices to deliver high quality research to our partners and
to enhance research programs and operational performance

·       
Conduct
regular and project-related training and capacity building exercises for
research staff

·       
Contribute
and adhere to all Forcier systems to ensure that project information is
appropriately documented and secured

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold an M.A. degree (or equivalent) in political science,
anthropology, international relations, international development, economics, statistics,
or a related field, OR B.A. degree (or equivalent) with 3+ years of work
experience

·       
Fluency
in written and spoken English is a requirement, fluency in French would be
considered an asset

·       
At least
1 semester of graduate-level coursework in statistics/economics

·       
Working
knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata or R, with a strong preference
for applicants who are well versed in Stata

·       
Excellent
knowledge of Office package, including good skills in Excel

·       
Eagerness
to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes

·       
Ability
to work independently in a stressful environment with minimal supervision

·       
Ability
to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

·       
Creativity
and an ability to think outside the box to conceptualize projects and
implementation strategies

·       
Cultural
sensitivity, curiosity, sense of humor and a ‘can do’ attitude

·       
Interest
in Africa

Preferred (but not required) Skills

·       
Experience
conducting conflict and/or governance analysis

·       
Experience
designing key indicators and measurements for conflict dynamics

·       
Prior
experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country;
working experience in Africa will be considered an asset

·       
Prior
experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project
timelines

·       
Experience
collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred

·       
Experience
in applied analysis of survey data

·       
Background
knowledge on the conflicts currently and historical found across the region

·       
Graduate-level
coursework in research design and sample design

·       
Training
in, or experience using qualitative analysis software (ex. NVivo)

·       
Training
in, or experience using GIS analysis software (ex. QGIS)

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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