Samuel Hall Project Officer / Economist Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Samuel Hall Project Officer / Economist Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Samuel Hall is seeking experienced economists to join its team for full-time positions based in our Nairobi and Kabul offices.

Only economists are invited to apply.
Project Officers have the opportunity to apply their research skills across all Samuel
Hall countries of operation.

They are an integral component of our research projects and work on all aspects of a study from desk reviews, key informant interviews, tool creation, fieldwork management, to analysis and writing.

Travel is guaranteed.

Who we are:

Objectives and Ethos

  • Samuel Hall is an independent think tank specialised in field research and social impact.
  • 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 and Somalia covering Asia and Africa.
  • 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 be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

  • At least three years of previous experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English

    Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English
  • Strong background and expertise in micro-economics

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in post-conflict and/or fragile states
  • Published articles/papers (peer-reviewed)

    Expertise/Work experience in:

  • Value Chain Analysis
  • TVET
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to being patient
    and to work well within a team
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines
  • Adaptability to tough working and living environments
  • Strong ethics

    Vacancy Announcement

    Tasks to be Performed under the Contract

  • Undertake socio-economic research, monitoring and evaluations and consulting missions
  • Cover various topics and themes, including public and private sector research, humanitarian and development evaluations and studies on economics, labour and market assessments
  • Support the Pillar Lead in the project cycle from A to Z until successful and timely completion of all requirements, with the assistance, support and overall guidance of supervisors and team members
  • Design research methodologies and tools
  • Conduct secondary research and literature reviews and key informant interviews
  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative fieldwork such as key informant interviews, case studies, focus groups
    and field observations
  • Draft concept notes, draft and final reports, report highlights and online policy briefs
  • Support to provide strong analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards
  • Take full responsibility for all written outputs and align them with company guidelines on style and content
  • Accomplish the above-mentioned tasks on potentially more than one project at a time
  • Support the supervision of field teams’ work
  • Liaise with supervisors and technical advisors to improve quality of outputs
  • Effectively communicate with clients and supervisors on work progress
  • Be proactive and propose innovative ideas for the improvement of the research cycle and office procedures related to research tasks


  • Degree – Field required Economics, statistics
  • Degree – Level required Masters degree or higher

    How to apply

  • 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 clearly expressed, using the following format: “Name – Economist Project Officer”.Submission E-Mail By 29th October, 2018

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