POSITION OPENINGS:

Part-time Research Analyst

The project:

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) records, publishes and analyses disaggregated data on violent political conflict. The data is publicly available along with information about the project at www.acleddata.com. The data is used for a range of purposes, from academic research on dynamics of conflict to informing diplomatic policy, and humanitarian and development work in conflict-affected contexts.

The role: 

ACLED is recruiting a part-time research analyst to work directly with ACLED’s Research Director on a variety of tasks around research and analysis.

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting quantitative analysis (using statistical packages, such as STATA and R), including working with large datasets (e.g. data cleaning, prepping for analysis, etc.). The analyst may also contribute to data management processes as needed.

The analyst may support the writing and analysis around conflict trend and thematic reports, including work on creating engaging data visualizations using Tableau. They may also support ongoing studies through conducting desk research and/or literature reviews. As such, familiarity with the academic literature around conflict and political violence would be an asset.

Specific roles and responsibility:

The role will require 20 hours per week. All work for this position will be conducted remotely, including the initial training and periodic meetings. Team members may work from home, the library, etc. and at any hours which are convenient, in accordance with set submission deadlines.

Remuneration:

Remuneration will start at 20 USD per hour depending on experience / qualifications.

Skills and competencies:

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with Excel (essential);
  • Familiarity conducting high-level statistical analysis in both STATA and R;
  • Familiarity with creating engaging data visualizations using Tableau;
  • Experience working with large datasets (including data cleaning and prepping for analysis);
  • Experience conducting desk-based research and literature reviews;
  • Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peace-building in developing states;
  • Familiarity with the academic literature around conflict and political violence; M.A. in related field (asset);
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • A high level of attention to detail and ability to receive and incorporate feedback.

Applications:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience to r.kishi@acleddata.com with the subject title “Analyst Application_LastName” in the subject line. Further information on the project available online at www.acleddata.com.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.

 

 

Part-time Africa Researchers

The project:

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) records, publishes and analyses disaggregated data on violent political conflict. The data is publicly available along with information about the project at www.acleddata.com. The data is used for a range of purposes, from academic research on dynamics of conflict to informing diplomatic policy, and humanitarian and development work in conflict-affected contexts.

The role:

ACLED is recruiting two part-time researchers to assist in the collection, review and management of political violence and protest data in Africa. The first will work roughly 10 hours a week, focusing on both francophone and Arabic speaking African countries. The second will work rough 20 hours a week and will focus on francophone African countries.

Collection of data is conducted by reviewing news, international organisation, NGO and security reports on a list of assigned countries, and recording the incidents of political violence into an Excel template. Researchers will focus on coding events to provide holistic coverage of current political violence, ranging from protests to battles.

Data is updated on a regular basis, so team members develop an excellent understanding of how past political violence in African countries relates to current issues and themes in political violence and conflict on the continent. Researchers will become well versed in political violence and relevant conflict actors in Africa during this time period.

Review and management of data involves ensuring the quality, consistency and reliability of the data produced. The role provides team members with experience conducting detail-oriented tasks, and producing and managing quantitative data.

Specific roles and responsibility:

The roles will require from 10 to 20 hours per week. We ask that team members are able to commit to at least twelve months of coding, though would prefer team members who are able to commit to the project for a longer period.

All work for this position will be conducted remotely, including the initial training and periodic meetings. Team members may work from home, the library, etc. and at any hours which are convenient, in accordance with set submission deadlines.

Remuneration:

Remuneration will start at 12USD per hour depending on experience / qualifications.

Skills and competencies:

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with Excel (essential);
  • Fluency in English and French (essential);
  • Reading proficiency in Arabic is an asset;
  • Experience conducting desk-based research;
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • A high level of attention to detail and ability to receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peace-building in Africa generally, or country-specific studies is a strong advantage;
  • Familiarity with conflict and actors on the continent is an asset.

Applications:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications, experience and language proficiency to admin@acleddata.com with the subject title “Researcher Application_LastName” in the subject line. Further information on the project available online at www.acleddata.com. Please note that language skills with be tested during the interview process.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.