Researcher – Agadez/Niamey in Niger

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Seefar Foundation is seeking a few individuals to join the team of “LACE” project in Niger. The project features a wide spectrum of activities aimed at delivering changes in knowledge, intentions and behaviours among people preparing to migrate irregularly or already in transit along the Central Mediterranean Route. 

The Researcher will contribute to a research project on the topic of access to information, misinformation and rumours around migration. He/she will conduct research activities in Niger, including secondary desk reviews, mapping exercises for the identification of community representatives, key informant interviews (KIIs), surveys, and focus group discussions (FGDs).  

Position terms

This is a full time, and short term position (4 months). You need to be based in Agadez or Niamey and will conduct your work on-site. Remote work will also be required for some activities. 

Start date: 1 July, 2024

Salary: 1,500 EUR

Job Description and Selection Criteria

We are looking for someone with: 

  • Minimum 3 years experience in field research 
  • Experience in administering quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews
  • Experience working with migrant communities
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet and laptop or electronic devices.
  • Substantive community-based work experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in one of the languages of the project (Agadez/Niamey in Niger)
    • Niger: French/ Haoussa/ Djerma
  • Fluency in English

Role Responsibilities

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role:

Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation

  1. Attend researchers' training
  2. Assist with development of research tools and their translation to local languages
  3. Collect insights on the tools and propose improvements to the M&E Lead
  4. Utilise existing knowledge and connections within migrant communities to support and enhance research activities.
  5. Conduct successful quantitative surveys
  6. Conduct successful qualitative interviews
  7. Ensure the accurate and reliable collection of data 
  8. Ensure accurate and timely transcription and data entry of all interviews and surveys
  9. Ensure that all logistical aspects are in place for smooth execution of fieldwork and data collection activities.
  10. Attend meetings with the M&E Lead as needed
  11. Assist in analysis of data collected to extract key insights and trends
  12. Adhere to project milestones, timelines and targets.
  13. Ensure adherence to research protocols and ethical guidelines.

Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio

  1. Contribute to other activities as requested by your supervisor.
  2. Demonstrating teamwork and collaborating with you peers as required, including sharing lessons learned and best practices

Direct: Global Management

  1. Represent and demonstrate the Foundation’s values.
  2. Cooperate with other areas of the Foundation, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include ensuring effective internal reporting at the project level.

Working with Seefar Foundation

Our mission is to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly, and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues. To get a sense of the services we specialise in at Seefar, please visit

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

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

To Apply for this Role

On or before 25th June 2024, complete the online application form by clicking Apply button below. Before you start, make sure you prepare a CV in PDF format. 

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