HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Research Fellow Jobs in Ethiopia

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Research Fellow Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Purpose

The Ethiopia Research Fellow is responsible for field-based and desktop research in support of the TRAIL (Transformative Access for Improved Livelihoods) project in Ethiopia, which B2P is operating in partnership with Helvetas Ethiopia.

Specifically, the Fellow will be responsible for conducting research in service of a study on the effectiveness of maintenance methods in rural infrastructure development, and the acquisition and organization of rural infrastructure data within national and regional governments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a representative of B2P and Helvetas to important external stakeholders

  • Support the design of key project studies, including defining key research questions, methodologies, analysis plans, and data collection plans

  • Oversee engagement with local universities with respect to specific research projects

  • Collect, collate, clean, and analyze multimodal data from multiple sources across multiple countries

  • Synthesize findings in a concise, clear, and relevant manner

  • Produce peer-review quality reports and manuscripts

  • Present findings to internal and external stakeholders

  • Any additional duties specified by the supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualification and Experiences:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Engineering, GIS, Int’l Development, etc.), or equivalent relevant experience

  • Experience in remote and field-based data collection

  • Experience in desktop research, including academic manuscript development

  • MS Office and mobile data collection systems

  • Ability to coordinate with various players
    and manage multiple components of product development while keeping the ‘big picture’ in mind.

  • Flexible, creative, and independent

  • Excellent written and spoken Amharic and English

    Other Desirable Experiences:

  • Knowledge or experience in rural transport needs, local government communications, basic construction/civil engineering principles, and maintenance frameworks

  • Program implementation

  • GIS

  • Database development and management

  • Masters preferred

    Working Conditions:

    This position requires living full-time in Ethiopia, with regular travel to countries in the region. Work outside of regular office hours may be expected. Fellowship would be expected to start in March 2023 ending in February, 2024. The contract is expected to be renewed each March as needed.

    Physical Requirements:

    This position will require field work periodically, which could require hiking multiple miles in steep terrain.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their application and updated CV through HumanResources.ETH@helvetas.org

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