Consultancy: Lead Country Researcher At Carleton University

We are looking to award four consultancies for Lead Country Researchers in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to collaborate on the development and implementation of the study “Evaluation of Refugee-Led Organisations in Eastern Africa”. The four consultancies are funded by a consortium of donors through research grants to Carleton University through Local Engagement Refugee Research Network(LERRN) and in partnership with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford.

The Lead Country Researcher positions are designed for candidates who hold refugee status or are otherwise affected by displacement (e.g., as asylum seekers, IDPs, stateless persons, former refugees, etc). They will contribute to the development of the project’s research methodology, manage its implementation, collaborate in data analysis and the preparation of results, and play an active role in the mobilisation of research results through academic and policy outputs. The Lead Country Researchers will be supported in their work by colleagues from LERRN and the RSC.

The Lead Country Researchers will need to be able to collaborate with a multi-sited research team using remote technology and will be based in their place of habitual residence in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Full details can be found in the following link:

How to apply

To apply, please send the following materials to [email protected] with the subject line “Lead Country Researcher Application” by Monday 29th March:

  1. CV (2 pages maximum)
  2. 1-2 writing samples relevant to the position (2,000 words maximum, excerpts welcome, and from work that you authored independently)
  3. In Word or PDF format, write a letter introducing yourself that includes only the following points:
  4. One paragraph describing your academic background.
  5. One to two paragraphs describing your research skills and examples of projects where you have used them. Explain how these connect to the study.
  6. One paragraph describing past experiences working independently, in cross-cultural contexts, and in a dynamic team environment.

If you have any questions about the application process, please write to [email protected].

You are also invited to attend an information session on Zoom during which we will talk through this document and hold a Question & Answer session for prospective applicants on Tuesday 23rd March @ 5pm EAT ( No registration needed.

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