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Research Officer

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About Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is a premier, independent and impartial research organization based in Kabul. It envisions an Afghanistan where policy decisions are made on the basis of evidence, open debate and widespread public awareness in the belief that this will better reflect the priorities of Afghans. Information about AREU is available on AREU’s website: www.areu.org.af.

Job Summary

The Researcher Officer will report to the Research Manager regarding all research-related matters. She will support the overall management of the Research projects as requested by the Research Manager.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Nov 2018 Reference: 010-AREU
Closing Date: 19 Nov 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Research/Survey Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Service Contract Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will be based in Kabul, however she will be required to travel according to the needs of the study.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

• Master’s degree in social sciences or relevant field.
• At least 3 years of experience in conducting or participating in social science research;
• Essential to have strong Dari, and/or Pashto skills;
• English skills as appropriate to the study (A TOEFL or IELTS test results will be desirable);
• Very strong interpersonal skills and ability to mix well with people of all backgrounds;
• Ability to listen and observe carefully, remember well and write detailed notes;
• Inquisitive and questioning nature and interest in people (including ability to challenge own assumptions);
• Adaptable, committed and flexible attitude;
• Ability to analyze and draw conclusions from information gathered/given;
• Ability to work independently and organize/manage your own time;
• Ability to lead others and give constructive criticism;
• Computer skills, including word-¬processing and e¬mail (preferably MS Office: word/Outlook), and software for data entry and processing;
• Experience of working with poor Afghan communities.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in social sciences or relevant field.
• At least 3 years of experience in conducting or participating in social science research;
• Essential to have strong Dari, and/or Pashto skills;
• English skills as appropriate to the study (A TOEFL or IELTS test results will be desirable);
• Very strong interpersonal skills and ability to mix well with people of all backgrounds;
• Ability to listen and observe carefully, remember well and write detailed notes;
• Inquisitive and questioning nature and interest in people (including ability to challenge own assumptions);
• Adaptable, committed and flexible attitude;
• Ability to analyze and draw conclusions from information gathered/given;
• Ability to work independently and organize/manage your own time;
• Ability to lead others and give constructive criticism;
• Computer skills, including word-¬processing and e¬mail (preferably MS Office: word/Outlook), and software for data entry and processing;
• Experience of working with poor Afghan communities.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Masters Degree, Research/Survey

Submission Guideline

The post is only open to national female candidates based on the above criteria. Qualifying candidates should send their application with an updated CV/resume and a cover letter by November 19, 2018 which outlines how your experience relates to the skills and experience mentioned the below email address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Submission Email

applications@areu.org.af

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