Research Coordinator at Search for Common Ground: (Deadline 20 August 2020)

Research Coordinator at Search for Common Ground: (Deadline 20 August 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground

Research Coordinator at Search for Common Ground: (Deadline 20 August 2020)

The Research Coordinator will support Search’s current research and evaluation efforts in Burundi and Rwanda.
This position is based remotely. However, preference will be given to candidates who are already based where there is one of the Search for Common Ground Country offices – Bujumbura or Kigali. The Research Coordinator should be ready to begin work remotely in August 2020 and commit to working for Search full-time on the basis of a 5 months-long contract (with possibility of renewal).
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the quality of research and coordinate research efforts – including liaise with M&E and the program teams in-country. In tandem with the Regional DM&E Specialist and working with country program and M&E teams, the Research Coordinator will support the whole cycle of research, including external consultants recruitment, research planning, review and/or development of tools, reports review.


In coordination with Search Burundi and Rwanda M&E and program teams, support the design of quality research approaches, including the development of methodologies and data collection tools

      • Provide support to DM&E teams and research consultants with data collection and analysis as needed
      • Lead the review of report writing, coordinating with M&E and program teams in country to ensure timely review from their side
      • In partnership with Search Burundi and Rwanda program and M&E teams, support the development  of innovative and conflict-sensitive methodologies and approaches in research adapted to the Burundi and Rwanda context
      • Lead the draft of ToRs for upcoming research, coordinating with M&E and program teams in-country to collect their inputs and feedback
      • Manage timely recruitment of consultants in collaboration with the M&E and program teams
      • Ensure that all relevant parties at the country and regional level are participating in the conception and review of the research deliverables at the different stages and providing inputs and feedback as needed
      • Assist M&E and program teams in the sharing of research results at the regional and international level
      • Support country M&E, program and the regional teams with internal learning, including in the organization of reflection workshops to ensure adaptation and integration of the findings in current and future programs


    • Certification in conflict analysis and research methods in international development, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or other related fields (graduate level preferred)
    • At least 5 years’ experience in conflict analysis and research training
    • Extensive experience in managing research projects and coordinating a variety of stakeholders and consultants
    • Excellent written and oral skills in both French and English – ability to communicate, draft, edit, and proof-read in both languages
    • Proven ability to think creatively about research methods
    • Good computer skills (including Word, Excel, various Web 2.0 tools)
    • Qualitative and quantitative digital data management skills
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Creative and thorough approach to work
    • Demonstrated innovative and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
    • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
In your cover letter, clearly state why the position is of interest to you, what you can bring to it and what you hope to gain from it. Also, indicate your availability (preference will be given to candidates who are available to start immediately), and your salary expectations.
Application deadline date, 20th August 2020.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.
All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.



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