Short-Term Research Officer – Focus on Refugees At Consilient

Consilient Research is a monitoring and evaluation firm that develops evidence-driven bespoke solutions to complex problems. With its roots in the Horn of Africa, Consilient Research delivers fully-operationalized research and contextualized analysis to development partners tackling global challenges. Established in Hargeisa, Somaliland in 2012, Consilient Research has completed more than 250 monitoring, evaluation, and research initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East in partnership with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector development firms. Consilient’s core services include program evaluations, impact assessments, third party monitoring, and situational analyses. Our multi-disciplinary team has worked across thematic sectors including education; emergency response and humanitarian aid; food security and agriculture; gender and social inclusion; governance, democratization, and justice; health; labor and markets; livelihoods and economic growth; media and information systems; resilience and disaster risk reduction; stabilization and peacebuilding; and conflict and security amongst others. Consilient also maintains full-time offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Sana’a, Yemen; Khartoum, Sudan; and Washington, DC, USA. More information about our work can be found at

We are always on the lookout for dedicated and ambitious staff who want to continue to learn and grow while taking on new challenges and responsibilities within the team.

Job Description: The Research Officer is responsible for the organization and conduct of key informant interviews and focus group discussions in Kampala, Western Region (Nakivale Settlement) or Northern Region (Rhino Camp Settlement and Imvepi Settlement) in Uganda.

Our ideal candidate is a strong team player who is passionate about delivering informed research products and wants to engage in the entirety of the research process. We are looking for people who are eager to learn and grow while taking on meaningful responsibility.

This is a short-time position for Ugandan citizens or researchers with permission to work in Uganda. The work in the settlements is dependent on the Covid-19 situation. The Research Officer reports to the Research Manager in charge of the program.

The assignment duration is expected to be 15 days with the possibility of extension, with a start date as soon as possible.

Description of Main Duties:

  • Conceptualize and design methodologies to address key research questions;
  • Draft quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects covering a range of subject matters;
  • Analyze qualitative data;
  • Lead report writing;
  • Communicate with clients on project implementation and timelines, as necessary;

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in relevant field with prior research experience (Master’s degree preferred);
  • Strong background in research methodology and data analysis;
  • Experience collecting qualitative and quantitative data will be considered an asset;
  • Understanding of the refugee landscape in Uganda, incl. the work of UN agencies and international organizations in this field;
  • Experience collaborating with and managing diverse, multi-cultural teams preferred;
  • Eagerness to engage in research across a multitude of sectorial areas;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines;
  • Prior experience living and working abroad, preferably in a developing country, is considered an asset;
  • Cultural sensitivity;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in one of the local languages spoken in Uganda preferred.

How to apply

Please send applications to in a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, and professional references. The subject line of your email should contain “Short-Term Research Officer – Focus on Refugees.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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