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Francophone West Africa Project Development – Student Volunteer

Published on 15.01.2022

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Position : Francophone West Africa Project Development – Student Volunteer

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 IPA Student Volunteerships will be remote until further notice.

The Francophone West Africa, Sierra Leone and Liberia country offices are developing new research projects in its various sectors: Employment; Education; Consumer Protection; Energy; Agriculture; Peace & Recovery; Social Protection; Governance and Health. This involves in-depth reviews of existing academic literature, conducting preliminary research and interviews with local experts, coordination with local partner organizations, research design, and the preparation of grant applications.

Position Summary:

The Student Volunteer(s) will work closely with the IPA Francophone West Africa, Sierra Leone and Liberia Project Development team on all aspects of new project development. The post would be well suited to a candidate with a strong technical and theoretical background with interest in gaining experience in how to design and execute impact evaluations in practice. The Student Volunteer(s) will have the opportunity to contribute to identifying funding opportunities, developing proposals to donors, securing grant funding for research, identifying potential Global North and Global South researchers, creating systems for enhanced efficiency in project development and attending various business development meetings with external stakeholders and potential partners. Note that while there may be opportunities for travel within the countries and some field work, most, if not all, of the work will be office-based. Candidates should expect to spend at least 80% of the time working on grant applications and stakeholder & donor mapping.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) preferred in Political Sciences, International Relations or Economics.
  • Interest in development issues
  • Good understanding of impact evaluation methodologies (particularly randomized controlled trials) and terminology;
  • Academic background
  • Comfortable doing background research on organizations, development sectors or funding;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, synoptic, and communication skills (English and French);
  • Ability to work with autonomy, self-starter and reliable
  • Candidates should expect to be available for a minimum of 10 weeks up to 16 weeks, should be flexible and self-disciplined;
  • Previous experience working in a developing country is a plus
Job criteria for job ad : Francophone West Africa Project Development – Student Volunteer
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Health and social professions
R&D, project management
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Associative activities
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Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bo - Bonthe - Freetown - Kabala - Kailahun - Kambia - Kenema - Koidu - Magburaka - Makeni - Moyamba - Port Loko - Pujehun - Waterloo
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 1

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