Samuel Hall East Africa Research Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Samuel Hall East Africa Research Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • Samuel Hall is recruiting a Research Assistant to support with research projects in Ethiopia and country operations.

  • The role will report directly to the Ethiopia Project Officer and Pillar Leads on a project to project basis.

  • The RA will be based in Addis Ababa, with travel across the country and to the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, as required.

    Who we are

  • Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research in countries affected by issues of migration and displacement.

  • Our mandate is to produce research that delivers a contribution to knowledge with an impact on policies, programmes, and people.

  • We provide practicable insights to challenging issues in the developing world by providing academic-standard research through primary data collection in areas where researchers do not commonly go.

  • Samuel Hall works with governments, donors, multilateral organisations and INGOs, as well public and private sector entities.

  • We have worked with more than sixty-five organisations worldwide since 2010 through our offices in Afghanistan, Kenya, Somalia, Tunisia, and Germany covering Asia and Africa.

    Work Environmnent

  • We are a rapidly growing research organisation: you will be expected to grow 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 work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment: you will need a thick skin, passion and dedication!

  • Tasks to be performed under the contract


  • Support with planning of fieldwork logistics

  • Support with the identification, vetting and recruitment of local researchers and enumerators

  • Support with capacity building activities at the field level, including training of enumerators

  • Support and monitor field teams' work, including solving field problems and logistical issues

  • Ensure enumerators database and
    fieldwork-related tools are up to date

    Research and Analysis

  • Contribute to the literature review
    Conduct qualitative fieldwork, as required, and transcribe interview notes

  • Support with quality control, transcript review and vetting, and data cleaning

  • Support with preliminary analysis, including coding of qualitative data

  • Ensure all project-related information is stored correctly following internal SOPs

    Business Development

  • Ensure the contacts database is up to date
    Supporting in expanding the network in Ethiopia, participating in meetings as required

  • Ensure that resources and planning tools are up-to-date and shared internally

  • Ask questions and flag issues as needed for development and growth

    Job Requirements

  • Prior experience in migration and displacement-related research is required for this role. The successful Research Assistant will have:

  • A Master’s in a relevant field (1+/2+ years of additional experience preferred)

  • Knowledge of key institutional frameworks and stakeholders

  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of Amharic a plus

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Ability to be patient and to work well within a team

  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

  • Aspirations to work independently and develop expertise of the Ethiopian context

    How to Apply

  • All applicants should send their cover letter and CV in separate PDF files to, each labelled: “CL/CV – Full name of Applicant” with the e-mail subject line clearly expressed, using the following format: “Name – Research Assistant Ethiopia”. Three samples of relevant work should also be included, showcasing your ability to write, analyse data/information and construct an argument.

  • These can be (excerpts from) a thesis, university essays, articles, reports, op-eds, posters, etc

  • Samuel Hall is an equal opportunities employer.

  • Applications that do not follow the required format or content will not be considered.

  • Only selected applicants will be notified.

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