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Researcher/Senior Researcher, BRACED Project

***This is a Limited Appointment, Grant Funded Position***

This researcher/senior researcher position provides the opportunity to play a lead role in a unique multi-country inter-disciplinary study of resilience in Sudan and Chad. This will allow the researcher to explore livelihoods and nutrition, and implications for resilience over the course of up to 4 years, thus capturing seasonal and inter-annual dynamics. This project will work with the traditional agricultural sector (rainfed farmers), pastoralist livestock producers, including nomads, and the displaced population, thus allowing the opportunity to explore in-depth the resilience of different livelihood systems and groups. The researcher/senior researcher will have the opportunity to work in an international multi-disciplinary research team and take a lead role in further developing the qualitative component.
This position is full time for the first six months of the project through March 2015; part time for six months in Year 2 from April 2015 to March 2016 with the possibility of becoming a full time position in Year 2 with other related work. The funding for this position is through April 2016 with the possibility of extension through September 2017. This job includes extensive field travel in both countries to areas served by CONCERN Worldwide and national partners.


Basic Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Nutrition, International Relations or Social Sciences with 5 years’ experience in qualitative research and participatory approaches, as part of the humanitarian or other aid programs or policy research, related to livelihoods approaches, food security and nutrition, including a minimum of 12 months field experience managing field research in the same thematic areas. Microsoft Office Suite with appropriate research skills including for example, use of qualitative analysis software, statistical packages and bibliographic software. Willingness to spend several months in a challenging environment, international travel, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods, context or conflict analysis, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries. Will work a varied schedule which will involve travel to Chad and Sudan for field work which will require considerable flexibility in working schedule as well as extended stays in a challenging environment. This project may also involve participation in workshops and administration outside normal working hours.

Preferred Qualifications:
A desire to work as a member of a team of academics and practitioners which embraces multidisciplinary approaches and methods. Ability to interact with donor agencies, research and field partners, other international, national and local actors in country. Preferably reads/speaks French and also Arabic.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: International

Job: Research

Organization: Feinstein Int’l Ctr – Friedman

Employee Status: Limited Appointment

Schedule: Full-time/part-time

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