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Jobs- Research Projects Officer-Hargeisa

Idealist - The Project Officer responsible for overseeing research projects from Hargeisa, and managing researchers while in the field.

Project Officer-Hargeisa
Job posted by: Forcier Consulting
Posted on: December 29, 2015
Job description
Position: Project Officer

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Contract: 6 months with possibility of renewal

Job ID#: RSO0001

Forcier Consulting is a dynamic, research consultancy firm operating across Africa since 2011, and in Somalia since 2012. Our core services include research, capacity building training and strategic planning for development actors, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict contexts and challenging environments. Forcier currently works in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone and is supported by its administrative, financial and training headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Job Description: The Project Officer is responsible for managing ongoing field studies throughout the country. The position is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland and will be office-based.

Reports to: Research Manager

Scope: The Project Officer is responsible for overseeing research projects from Hargeisa, and managing researchers while in the field. The Project Officer is also expected to assist with research design and analysis, and communicate with clients when needed.

Description of Main Duties:

 Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes, and gather other relevant background information as necessary;

 Draft quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for various projects;

 Develop logistical, budget, and staffing plans for various projects, and monitor their execution;

 Collaborate with local colleagues and manage small teams of local field staff;

 Analyze qualitative and quantitative data on various projects;

 Provide support in qualitative and quantitative analysis including report writing on various company projects;

 Provide support and capacity building for other Forcier Consulting staff; and

 Other tasks as agreed between the Project Officer the Research Manager.



 First level university degree (B.A., etc.) or ongoing studies with relevant work experience

is required.

 Advanced degree (master's degree or equivalent) in international affairs, political science,

or related field is strongly preferred.


 Previous experience conducting research is strongly preferred.

 2 to 5+ years' work experience preferred.

 Project management experience preferred.

 Experience collaborating with and managing diverse, multi-cultural teams.

 Experience working abroad preferred, especially in a developing country.

Knowledge & Skills:

 Commitment to Forcier Consulting's mission and core values.

 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

 Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines.

 Client-oriented approach to producing deliverables.

 Collaborative, team-oriented attitude, especially in the face of challenges.

 Strong organizational and planning skills.

 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 Flexibility, adaptability, and patience in high-stress settings.

 Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel.

 Knowledge of SPSS or STATA will be considered an asset.


 Fluency in spoken and written English

How to apply
Please apply on our website:[[http:joinforcier.com|joinforcier.com]]. On the Current Openings job table, locate the Project Officer job posting, job ID RSO0001 and click Apply.

Submit a single PDF containing your cover letter, CV and three professional references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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