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Research Consultants to Grow with Us (deadline: 12 Sep 2019)

Seefar has been innovating in consulting work on research for five years with experts from all backgrounds and spread across the world. Because our research consulting service has been doing so well, we now need even more great people to work with us and join our network of consultants available for short-term assignments.

Job Description

We thrive when we put our variety of backgrounds and expertise together to help empower vulnerable communities and work with them to build a better future. Our research practice achieves this by understanding migrant decision-making in Iraq, Afghanistan or Western Africa, gathering evidence on incidents of persecution and violence towards religious minorities in Indonesia or analysing mixed-migration flows in Libya. 

We work with the European Commission, the UNODC, the British Council and various Foreign Offices/Ministries of European Governments, all with equally strong ethics and passion. For further donors and supporters, see here. Here are some of the things previous donors and partners have told us about our research work:

“We appreciated your openness to critique”

You were able to bring background and perspective we did not have”

We are looking for people who want to meaningfully contribute to our cause. In particular, we’re looking for research experts with a strong track record in the following themes: migration, social inclusion, and security and justice. 

After the first initial review, we will contact those who passed for an introductory interview. They will then be added to our pool of experts and reached out to when applying for consulting assignments. You will be supported by a dynamic team of project managers, researchers, analysts, project coordinators, graphic designers and more. 

Excellent candidates include mid-level to senior consultants, interested in short-term assignments (less than 9 months) and available at short notice. You can be based anywhere in the world and travel may be required depending on the assignment. 

To get a sense of the research consulting we specialise in at Seefar, please see a few examples of our past consulting assignments:







Working with Seefar

Current and former consultants have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former consultants have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.

An Excellent Candidate

To excel while working with Seefar you would have experience of research consulting assignments in the international development sector. You have noticed patterns of what works well and does not work well in this kind of work. You want to work autonomously but you appreciate the support of an effective team that will help you to succeed – and enjoy – challenging consulting assignments. 

You would have at least five years of professional experience in research (quantitative and qualitative). Your written and spoken English is excellent. You have delivered assignments successfully in the following regions: North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and the Sahel, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, or Europe. You can demonstrate research expertise relevant to migration, security, justice or social inclusion.

Join the Network

On or before 12 September 2019, complete our online registration form – previous applicants report that this takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Before you start, you should do the following:

  • Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
    • Undergraduate degree 
    • 5 years of experience in the relevant fields
  • Prepare an updated CV
  • Write an Introductory Letter of 2-3 paragraphs telling us about your favourite consulting assignment