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2. Samuel Hall Policy Researcher/Project Manager Migration Jobs in Kenya
Samuel Hall is seeking an experienced and professional Researcher/Project Manager with extensive experience in migration-related policy to join its Migration and Displacement Pillar for a full-time position based in our Kabul or Nairobi office.
Researchers can apply their research skills by leading research projects across Samuel Hall’s areas of operation in Asia, Africa and Europe. Researchers work on desk reviews, key informant interviews, and conduct extensive fieldwork with implementers and beneficiaries to collect data and analyse results.
Furthermore, they contribute to the strategic development of the Migration and Development Pillar by applying for grants and proposals, attending international conferences, and participating in the dissemination of our research. There is a strong potential for in-country and international travel.Work Environment:
We are a rapidly growing research organisation: you will be expected to growth with us and carve out your own spot in the team. We look for pro-active, creative individuals who can identify opportunities to make their mark, and identify solutions to problems.
We believe in hiring people who can show their ability to be both strong leaders and reliable followers, who have skills that our team currently lacks and who join us to add value from the very start.
We hire people who can expand our knowledge, and help us reach our social impact objective in their field of expertise. We work in a fast-paced, demanding and challenging environment: you will need thick skin, passion and dedication!Vacancy Requirements
Applicants will need to possess and demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:Advanced university degree with a minimum of four years of higher education
At least five years of experience working on migration policy and/or programmes
Specilisation in urban studies/urban planning desirable
Complete written and oral fluency in English; Exceptional English writing skills
Second language is an asset and should be linked to areas of Samuel Hall's operations
Proven knowledge of conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis using NVivo, SPSS, STATA, or Excel
Proven experience of working with national and international migration stakeholders
Proven experience of working with or in liaison with government counterparts (regional, national, local)
Keen attention to detail; Pro-active
Ability to adapt and work well within a team
Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines.
Tasks to be performed
Assume all responsibilities of the project
cycle from A to Z, with the assistance of Project Officers and Research Assistants, under the guidance of the Migration and Development Pillar Lead.
Manage a team in-country and remote team members (Research assistants, project officers, researchers)
Develop research frameworks
Design analytical frameworks
Design research methodologies and tools
Identify gaps and propose solutions regarding tool design, data collection and analysis
Conduct secondary research, literature reviews and key informant interviews
Conduct fieldwork in Africa and Central Asia, depending on security and prior decision
Oversee fieldwork planning
Supervise qualitative data collection efforts when needed and manage several enumerators
Coordinate quality control mechanisms
Analyse data, transcribe notes, write reports and present at client meetings
Provide strong analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards
Contribute to the understanding of the team, brief colleagues on migration-related concepts
Be proactive and propose innovative ideas for the improvement of research cycle and research procedures
Cover various topics and themes related to migration and displacement within core themes and sub-themes of the migration and displacement pillar
Ensure linkages with academic and policy standards on migration and displacement research
Enhance research uptake through dissemination and outreach
Apply for project proposals and grants as needed
Support the Migration and Displacement Pillar Lead to develop partnerships, dissemination, strategic expansion
Put forward editorial ideas for dissemination work (including drafting blog entries, articles, papers on the basis of on-going and published pieces, and identifying the right forum and timing for such publications, in line with on-going events, national/regional/global policy dialogues on migration)
Represent Samuel Hall in national and international meetings on migration and displacement
Create linkages with a network of policy makers, practitioners and other actors to enhance outreach and impact
How to Apply:
All applicants should send their full application, all as separate PDF files, clearly labelled to:
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