Samuel Hall Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Samuel Hall Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya


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 2009 through our offices in Afghanistan, Kenya and Somalia covering Asia and Africa.

We generate knowledge in the form of primary data and the insights and analysis we provide. We fill in data gaps with the contextual and scientific standards required. 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.

Samuel Hall is seeking a motivated Research Assistant to join its Resilience Pillar for six months to one year in Nairobi, Kenya. The responsibilities of the Research Assistant are to: Support the Project Lead on one or more research projects, Conduct secondary research and literature review, Assist in the design of research tools and research frameworks, Participate in fieldwork and conduct qualitative interviews and data analysis, Conduct advanced data analysis on SPSS, Stata or Excel

Tasks to be performed under the contract

Implementation Research Pillar Support

  • Support the Implementation Research Pillar to advance work in Sub Saharan Africa, Coordinate relevant Implementation Research work, Support other Pillars as needed.

    Research Project Support

  • Operations: Train field teams on components of the project cycle, Support and monitor field teams’ work, including solving field problems, Effectively communicate with supervisors on progress with daily updates, Provide input to improve the quality of the field teams’ notes, transcript and outputs,
  • Support identification and development of grant
    and other proposals relevant to Implementation Research work.
  • Research: Support the design or design research tools and research methodology in collaboration with the research team, Support/conduct secondary research – literature review and secondary data analysis, Support/conduct analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, Participate in quantitative and qualitative fieldwork, Liaise with supervisors (in country and remotely) to improve quality of outputs, Provide strong analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards, Under the supervision of the Pillar Lead and Project Teams, transcribe interview notes, write field reports, field diaries, progress updates, and contribute to the draft/final reports.
  • In-country support: Identify local researchers, interviewers and enumerators for research projects, Liaise with potential partners to build Samuel Hall’s network under guidance of the Pillar Lead and Country/Regional Representative

    Applicants will need to possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

  • Interest and experience working in Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D),
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English,
    Keen attention to detail,
  • Ability to being patient and to work well within a team,
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines

    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 using the following format: ‘Name – Implementation Research RA’.
  • 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.Apply by 13th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; Samuel Hall Research Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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