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Gambia: Social Scientist - Researcher

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Wassu Gambia Kafo
Country: Gambia
Closing date: 05 Jul 2017


Social Scientist - Researcher

Wassu Gambia Kafo is an international scientific initiative established in The Gambia as one of the research and training stations of the Transnational Observatory of applied research to knowledge transfer for the management and prevention of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), under the umbrella of the Wassu-UAB Foundation -UniversitatAutónoma de Barcelona, in Spain. (

The Researcher will be responsible for the design and implementation of the research and project activities:

Job Summary:

· Design, coordinate and supervise the development and implementation of research agenda, baseline studies as well as other specific evaluations and activities.

· Develop research proposals and protocols in accordance to new tendencies, laws, masculinities, migration and any other factors that might influence social changes in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

· Design tools for M&E implementation.

· Build the capacity of field workers in research, in line with the organizational strategy and policies.

· Ensure research outcomes are applied and trainings updated accordingly.

· Participate in scientific articles writing as well as peer reviews.

· Provide general technical support and appropriate timely feedback on training and research agenda.

Person Specifications:

· Scientific background: at least Master’s in Public Health and/or Social Sciences.

· At least 3 years experience in field work and research in sub-Saharan Africa.

· Strong skills and experience in using mix methods (qualitative and quantitative).

· Excellent organizational, coordination, mobilization and management skills.

· Excellent data analysis, reporting and article writing.

· Strong skills in use of participatory methodologies.

· Ability to manage multiple tasks/responsibilities independently, with initiative and in a fast-paced environment.

· Strong interpersonal skills, networking, alliance building, able to work cordially within a team, self-motivated worker and good team player with leadership.

· Respectful and ability to handle culturally sensitive issues in a tactful way.

· Excellent English. Spanish will be an advantage as well as local languages.

How to apply:

If you are highly qualified, dynamic, results focused, experienced, interested and motivated to join a challenging project in The Gambia, for 3 years, please send your CV and letter of intention to by July 5th, 2017.**