Korrik 21, 2022

We are hiring: Research Assistant

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Position: Research Assistant
Application Deadline: 29.07.2022
Working hours per week: 40h
Preferable starting Date: 01.08.2022
Lokacioni: Prishtina, Kosova

Background: GERMIN is a non-governmental organization whose core principles and
ideals are based on the belief that the Albanian Diaspora must play an extensive and
proactive role in the positive development of all countries in the Balkans where Albanians

Germin seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a social science
background (or other if relevant), a passion for research, and a strong drive to develop
quantitative and qualitative research skills to work as a Research Assistant on a variety of
projects aimed at engaging the Kosovar Diaspora.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A passion for engaging the Kosovar diaspora;
  • A dedication to using data to generate actionable insights – you see data as a
    powerful tool to provide insight and inform change;
  • Great attention to detail – you recognize the importance of getting it right, and are
    comfortable operating on a team where we check and recheck our work; and
  • Comfort working both independently and as part of a team – while you can complete
    work on your own, you are excited to collaborate with and learn from others; you
    know when to ask for support from your colleagues.

Role you would play

Working with a dedicated team, the Research Assistant will support projects in conducting
research activities. You will work with colleagues and project partners to generate and
analyze various data, draft memos or written deliverables, and develop insights from the

Specific activities may include some or all of the following:

  1. Data analysis – supporting data entry and data cleaning;
  2. Qualitative research activities – supporting colleagues and leading interviews, case
    reviews, and/or focus groups, coding and analyzing information collected, and
    synthesizing key insights
  3. Information gathering – conducting desk research and literature reviews to produce
    concise evidence-based summaries; participating in conversations and meetings
    with key stakeholders with expertise on project topics to make sure our work is
    well-grounded and focused
  4. Systems review – observing (virtually or, when possible, in person) and mapping
    operational decision-making to help project team identify potential intervention points
    www.germin.org to strengthen programs/ processes; support technical delivery of evaluation tasks,
    such as the development of logic models and theories of change
  5. Communication – writing memos and drafting sections of reports
  6. Project coordination – working with external and internal parties to schedule project
    activities Specific responsibilities will vary depending on the interests and strengths of the
    Research Assistant and the emerging needs of our projects.

Specific requirements

  • A university degree in social sciences and familiarity with research methods;
  • Academic or professional experience contributing to applied research projects (could
    include data analysis, program evaluation, performance measurement, business
    process analysis, or other types of public policy assessment) – preferably focused on
    migration, diaspora, and economic development;
  • Experience conducting qualitative research and using qualitative analysis tools;
  • Experience using applicable research tools;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – including active listening skills and respect for and
    understanding of cultural differences;
  • (Desirable) Familiarity with the issue of migration, diaspora, and (local) economic
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • English language proficiency
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and comfort using
    online applications, including Trello and other coordination tools.

Please submit your CV, letter of interest and a writing sample by July 29, 2022,
to va[email protected] with the subject titled “Research Assistant”.
Women and Men are equally encouraged to apply for this position. Please note that only
applicants that are shortlisted will be notified for an interview