Senior Social Researcher

at Connecting Research to Development
Published April 24, 2022
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

  • The researcher’s focus in qualitative and quantitative research, working with both the statistical team and social research team.

 

  • Conduct and lead quantitative and qualitative research including literature review, research design, tool design, analysis and discussion, and generation of recommendations, with a programmatic focus;

 

  • Investigate, analyse, and interpret data using accepted statistical techniques in quantitative methods and qualitative approaches in qualitative studies;

 

  • Recommend and develop methodological approaches including statistical and qualitative approaches for use in analyses;

 

  • Prepare quantitative analysis plans and write detailed specifications for analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures;

 

  • Prepare qualitative analysis plans including development of code book, matrices, and the use of qualitative analysis software;

 

  • Provide clear written and verbal summary interpretations of statistical and qualitative analyses conducted;

 

  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation studies;

 

  • Assist in the coordination of field team;

 

  • Lead training on new projects and research tools with field teams;

 

  • Assist in business development including conceptualization of new research studies, proposal writing, and strategic planning;

 

  • Organize project files, data, and documents;

 

  • Attend meetings with project partners;

 

  • Strengthen team dynamics;

 

  • Develop articles for publication;

 

  • Undertake continuing professional development and participate in national and international workshops;

 

  • Establish collaborative links with international professional organizations.

 

Desired Qualifications

 

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Studies, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, or similar fields with a strong qualitative and quantitative components is a must;

 

  • At least 5 years of working experience in research, humanitarian, and development sectors;

 

  • Targeted expertise in social research, particularly gender, child protection, livelihoods, social cohesion and stability, or refugee communities and migration;

 

  • Additional expertise in at least one of the following areas: youth, human rights

 

  • Proven experience of working with a variety of statistical software like R, SAS, STATA, SPSS, etc, and proven ability to manipulate and present data by using standard tabulation and statistical software packages;

 

  • Proven experience of working with qualitative analysis software like Atlas, NVivo, Dedoose, etc.

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working in Lebanon a must. Additional knowledge or experience in other MENA countries is a plus;

 

  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and organizational skills;

 

  • Collaborative and constructive team member;

 

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work in a fast-paced environment;

 

  • Fluency in written and oral English. Arabic is required.

 

How to apply

 

Kindly submit your CV  with the subject "Senior Social Researcher"

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