Afghanistan: Project Officer

Organization: Samuel Hall Consulting
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 07 Jul 2016

Company Profile

Samuel Hall is an independent think tank providing research and strategic services, expert analysis, tailored counsel and access to local knowledge for a diverse array of actors operating in the world’s most challenging environments. Through a combination of our rigorous approach, experienced staff and vast network, we have successfully accessed complex settings for organisations seeking to accurately gather data and have a positive impact amongst communities. Using our academic background, we bring innovative and game changing insights along with practical solutions to a variety of social, economic and political issues. Samuel Hall has offices in Afghanistan, Kenya and Somalia, and a presence in France, Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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Vacancy Summary

Samuel Hall is seeking an Project Officer to join its team for a full-time position based in our Kabul office. The contract length is 12 months (renewable).

The responsibilities of the Project Officer are:

Objective 1 – Research

  • 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 education, migration, marginalized communities, gender, economics, labour and market assessments, protection, rule of law, etc.
  • Support the Project Manager in the project cycle from A to Z until successful and timely completion of all requirements, with the assistance, support and overall guidance of the Directors
  • 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 in Kabul and in other provinces
  • Support writing 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
  • Accomplish the above-mentioned tasks on potentially more than one project at a time

Objective 2 – Management

  • Support supervision of field teams’ work in the provinces
  • Support to monitor and evaluate the work of team members under supervision
  • Liaise with supervisors and technical advisors to improve quality of outputs
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors on work progress
  • Be proactive and propose innovative ideas for the improvement of the research cycle and office procedures related to research tasks

Vacancy Requirements

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

  • Master’s degree of equivalent in related field
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Some experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Strong interest in supporting the policies and operations of humanitarian and development actors through field-based research
  • 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

How to apply:

All applications for this position should be send, before the deadline, to: (Subject line: PM – Afghanistan)

The application needs to include the following

  • Cover letter describing how your skills and experience would match Samuel Hall’s vision and strategy, as well as the described position (please attach cover letter in a separate PDF file labelled ‘CL – Full name of applicant’)
  • CV in a separate PDF file labelled ‘CV – Full name of applicant’
  • Three relevant writing samples Shortlisted candidates will be informed within two weeks of the closing date.

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