Research Assistant

DA Global is seeking to hire a Research Assistant (RA) who will work on DA commissioned projects and work closely with DA Global Principal and Founder on managing day-to-day running of DA Global LLC.

Application deadline: 16th November, 2021

The RA needs to be committed and passionate about transforming and decolonizing the humanitarian and development aid architecture.

Typical Duties

Research
Develop or assist with development of data collection instruments
As needed, coordinate with the research team to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results. Answer questions or resolve problems regarding routine or more complex duties.
Design, develop and maintain various databases using data analysis softwares
Conduct qualitative data analysis using standard and advanced statistical techniques
Transcribing and coding data
Prepare or assist in preparation of results for reports, publications and/or presentation
May also perform other research support functions such as contributing to research study design including methodology, analysis for grant proposals, inception proposals etc

Project Management
Manage project progress and adapt work as required
Ensure projects meet deadlines
Manage relationships with clients
Oversee and signing off on contracts
Oversee all incoming and outgoing project documentation
Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan
Provide project updates on a consistent basis to clients about strategy, adjustments, and progress
Manage contracts with contractors and consultants by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed

Administration
Act as a point of contact for DA Global and handling correspondence s
Organize and schedule meetings
Provide logistical and administrative support on assigned projects and for DA Global
Attend and report on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects
Produce Reports and Presentations
Manage and update DA website and LinkedIn page

Finance & HR
Issue employment contracts
Support internal and external inquiries and requests related to HR
Onboard contractors onto ClickTime time-tracking software and oversee the system
Create, send and follow up on invoices
Research on and purchase software that DA needs

Requirements
This position allows for remote working however the candidate should be working from a location with no more than a 3 hour difference from East African Time.
Bachelor degree in social sciences or natural sciences.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research tools, data analysis and report writing.
The candidate must have strong analytical, research and writing skills.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to speak, read and write fluent English and French/Arabic/Spanish/Swahili desirable
Ability to use statistical software programs (such as R, SPSS, or Stata) to analyze data
Possess strong communication skills.
Ability to work flexibly and independently, set priorities, work simultaneously on numerous tasks, use good judgement and initiative, and meet/exceed deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Exercises independent judgment in the assigned area of responsibility. May be expected to take leadership on certain project tasks.
Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle

To Apply
Please email your resume along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to info@deganali.com, indicating “DA Global Research Assistant” in the subject line of your email, by 16 November 2021.
We appreciate your interest, and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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