Call for an expression of interest for a consultancy to participate in a research project

Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 29, 2020
Category Business Development
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) was established in 2007 with a task of offering quality education and capacity training in the specialised field of peace and security to students and other stakeholders, as well as foster peace and security through research, dialogue and outreach activities in Ethiopia, the greater Horn of Africa and across Africa.

IPSS is seeking the services of highly skilled research professionals to fill the position of a Researcher for the project ‘‘Accessing Labor Migration in the Horn of Africa: The case of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in the Gulf Countries’. The project aims to have a better understanding of the major corridors of migration used by migrants and refugees from the listed countries and In-depth knowledge about the impact and influence that migration has on women by conducting desk research and having awareness-raising activities and programs.

Core tasks and responsibilities

The researcher:

 will be responsible for the production of evidence-based research on the above thematic area in the countries concerned;

 To conduct desktop and field research in one of the above-listed countries;

 To develop and submit the inception, interim, draft and final research reports;

 will consolidate the research report on the basis of feedback given by the principal researcher and present findings at the validation workshop(s);

 will take the comments and suggestions during the workshop and submit a final draft to the principal researcher

 will work closely and under the guidance of the principal researcher.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience:

 Minimum second degree in Political Science, Global Studies, Peace and Security Studies, Development Studies or any other related field of fields in Social Sciences (PhD strongly preferred);

 Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the thematic area, labour laws and the countries concerned;

 Demonstrable experience in undertaking high-quality evidenced-based research on the thematic area and the countries listed;

 Strong research methodologies, communications skills and attention to details;

 Confident use of IT systems and packages, including search engines, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and qualitative and quantitative data analysis tools;

 Fluent in written and spoken English and working knowledge of French and Arabic languages preferred;

 Good knowledge of the African development landscape;

 highly organized and capable of operating with minimal support/supervision;

 Self-motivated, adaptable and flexible.

Contract duration

Approximately six months

Location: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

Start date:   1st of June 2020

Expressions of interest

Interested individuals must submit an expression of interest which will be assessed, based on the following criteria:

·      A cover letter introducing the consultant and how the skills and competencies above are met, with concrete examples as appropriate;

·      An outline including proposed methodology, time schedule and work plan on the topic;

·      A CV detailing relevant skills and experience, including contactable referees;

·      Proven record of experience in the research topic ;

·      Financial offer;


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the expression of interest with accompanying information/documents to by 15 May 2020 with the subject line: “Researcher – Labor Migration Project”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

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