Researcher, Search for Common Ground

Closes: Dec 21, 2017
Website For Common Ground

END VIOLENT CONFLICT. It’s our purpose — our call to action.
We are Searchers.
We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.
It’s our purpose- our call to action.
A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence
Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality. Inclusivity. Courage. Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…

The Researcher will work closely with Search’s Yemen Country Director and Director of Programs, In addition the researcher is expected to work closely with the MENA Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Specialist based in Beirut.

Your contribution

Search for Common Ground Yemen is looking for a Conflict Researcher interested in local conflict dynamics and community engagement opportunities in Taiz, Yemen. The researcher will work with Search’s team to conduct a deep-dive research and analysis of conflict in Taiz, focused on current dynamics, trends, and perceptions and opportunities to engage with local actors to prevent violence and build peace.

Working with Search research and program teams, the researcher will feed original research into the preparation of local conflict scan templates, policy reports, and case study analyses. The researcher should be an individual who is able to conduct in-country (Yemen) research and expect to spend approximately 90% of her/his time in the field directly supporting the research agenda and 10% completing the report findings.

You are…

You meet the following qualifications:
Advanced university degree in conflict resolution, international relations, or a related social science field
Understanding of the context and experience working in Yemen
More than 5 years of experience in conducting conflict analysis, research studies on conflict, violent extremism and other related topics
Experience using innovative qualitative data collection methods
Experience in conducting key informant interviews and facilitating focus group discussions particularly in sensitive conflict contexts
Fluency in Arabic
Strong communication and writing skills
Understanding of and experience working with civil society organizations
Ability to be flexible with time and work schedule

Preferred Qualifications:
Fluency in English
Conflict resolution/peace building experience
Experience working in Taiz
Familiarity with the languages and history of Yemen will be an added asset.

Pay is commensurate with knowledge and experience. The researcher should plan to spend 6 weeks with Search and be based out of Sana’a, Yemen with frequent travel to the field.


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This position will close on December 22. Early applications are highly recommended as the selection process is on a rolling basis.Ideally the Researcher will begin in early January. We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

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