From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

World Bank Job Advert
Mar 12, 2010, 17:08


: Local Researcher

Summary of Job Description

The World Bank is supporting a cross country study of community Ėbased paralegal interventions in five countries- Sierra Leone, Kenya, Indonesia, South Africa and Philippines. This cross country study hopes to examine the cost effectiveness, flexibility, capacity to straddle plural legal systems and empowerment effects of paralegal programs and to compare experiences across the five countries.

In the upcoming months, a qualitative study of paralegal interventions will be conducted in Sierra Leone through a local nongovernmental organization. The project is looking out for a qualified junior level qualitative researcher to be hired by the local NGO for a period of 4 months.


Key responsibilities

-  Fully participate in training

- Conduct qualitative research with designed tools, compile and write up data

- Stay in communities for the research period and periodically travelling to Freetown

- Occasionally working in Freetown

-  The researcher will also perform other research responsibilities as assigned by J4P Program officer

Qualification and required skills


- A first degree from a recognized university

- Experience in doing qualitative research

- Must speak at least two local languages

- Must be willing to stay and work in remote rural communities

- Good communication skills and team player

- High level of Patience and good sense of humour

- Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

- Knowledge of local tradition

- Good analytical skills

- Knowledge of legal processes is considered desirable but not necessary

To apply

All applications should contain a cover letter, an updated CV and a page summary indicating your motivation to apply for this job. Send all applications to the following address:

Program Officer, World Bank /J4P, 13a Howe Street, Freetown

Closing date: 19 March 2010. Early application is highly encouraged

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