PROJECT/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Summary

The project/research Associate works with the project team and carries out all research-related
tasks including developing data collection tools, leading data collection, and carrying out data
analyses throughout the project cycle. This position is a six (06) months full-time position located in Yaounde and will report to the Project Coordinator.

      Key Responsibilities 

 Lead all research carried out for the success of the project;
 Produce an inception report detailing the methodology, data collection tools, and timeline;
 Train data collectors and set up systems for data collection;
 Supervise and participate in data collection;
 Have oversight of data coding and analysis;
 All original data submitted to LOYOC;
 Develop a final report in English (40 pages max in length, excluding appendices)
consistent with LOYOC’s branding and standards for evaluation.
 Travel to project research sites as often as necessary;
 All other duties as deemed necessary by the organization.

Key Skills and Competencies

 Project management;
 Ability to do desk and field research;
 Critical thinking and analyses;
 Data collection and analyses;
 Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,);
 Google Packages (Doc, Sheets, Forms);
 Project planning;
 Internet and Email usage.
 Skills in policy-oriented research and development of field guides

Job Specifications/Requirements

● Advanced university degree in international development, peace, and conflict, or other
related Social Science fields are required. A first degree with minimum of four years of
field experience could be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree.
● Proficiency in English and French (written and spoken);
● More than 2 years of experience in project evaluation, including collecting data in
interviews, surveys, and focus groups;
● Experience in conflict analysis and working with justice and civil society sectors;
● Experience conducting quantitative surveys and analyses;
● Evaluation methods and data collection skills;
● Strong analytical and report writing skills
● Familiarity and experience with contextual challenges in the geographic location(s)
where the study will take place.
Interested Applicants meeting the above requirements should submit a motivation letter and curriculum vitae by email only to:

recruitment@loyocameroon.org addressed to the Human Resource Manager, Local Youth Corner Cameroon not later than June 30, 2022. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Local Youth Corner Cameroon (LOYOC) is a youth-led peace-building organization in Cameroon. The organization focuses on promoting the empowerment of young people (males and females) in the domain of peacebuilding, as well as preventing and countering violent extremism and promoting sustainable development. As a youth-led organization, LOYOC applies a Positive Youth Development Approach that strengthens the assets/skills, sense of agency, an opportunity for contributions, and the enabling environment for youth.

LOYOC has designed an innovative 12-month project which seeks to build on sports and leisure activities as a key tool to provide safe spaces for dialogue, peer-to-peer learning and critical thinking, youth leadership, social cohesion, influence attitude, and life skills. A Major Activity within the project is to carry out evidence-based research that would show how sports can be used as a tool to prevent violent extremism in Cameroon. LOYOC, therefore, seeks a researcher who can engage in youth-led evidence-based research to develop a country-specific publication that will highlight the role of sports in preventing violent extremism and promoting social cohesion in Cameroon, building on the UNCRI Technical Guide. The publication’s key focus will be on some evidence of positive practice and policy recommendations.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted…

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