Are you ready to work with a growing Syrian consultancy specializing in humanitarian and development research?
Would you like access to resources, a professional network and experienced mentors to help you produce high quality publishable research?
Trust Consultancy and Development is looking for remote researchers to contribute to its research in international development and humanitarian aid in the MENA region and beyond; for four to six months (either part time or full time).
Trust Consultancy and Development is an independent Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Capacity Development consulting firm based in Gaziantep, Turkey. Founded in 2016, Trust is now a well-established leading provider of third-party monitoring (TPM), evaluations, verification, capacity building, and data collection services for development and humanitarian programming in Syria and the surrounding MENA region. To date, Trust has conducted 67 projects, for clients including GIZ, Expertise France, Relief International, Mercy Corps, Care International, World Vision, Save the Children, IMC, CARE, Women for Women and other international and regional non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, and donors. So far, Trust had assignments in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan. It plans to have some works in Libya, Somalia and other countries.
Description of offer:
Trust Consultancy is looking for innovative researchers to join our Junior Officer Program. This program seeks to provide students, recent graduates, and emerging professionals with the opportunity to advance their knowledge in international development, humanitarian aid, and monitoring and evaluation. Unlike many traditional internships, our Junior Project Officers are given purposeful tasks and genuine responsibilities that will enhance their own professional development as well as the mission and goals of the company. Our junior officers write proposals, conduct literature and desk reviews, draft policy papers, manage databases, design tools for data collection, conduct data analysis, write reports, prepare translations, organize webinars, write blog posts, and conduct market research, among many other tasks. Our program is aimed at preparing all participants to embark on successful careers in M&E and humanitarian work.
This program is specifically geared toward individuals who are interested in conducting research. The successful candidate(s) will contribute to important research underway in the field, and may have the opportunity to present this research at sector-specific conferences.
These are some of the topics Trust interested in;
1- Civil society in the MENA region
2- Role of remittances in the conflict affected countries
3- Social cohesion
4- Integration of refugees/ internal displaced people
5- Humanitarian remote management systems
6- Monitoring and Evaluation
7- Capacity building in the humanitarian sector
8- Impact of humanitarian aid
9- Startups and entrepreneurship
10- Women empowerment
11- Open to other topics
For the time being, we are interested in researches related to the following countries:
8- Somalia and Somaliland
Click here to read an example of the research conducted by the company
The ideal candidate will:
1- Possess strong research skills
2- Have previous research experience in one or more of the areas detailed above
3- Be Native or highly proficient in either English, Turkish, Kurdish or Arabic
4- Have additional language skills (not necessary but an asset)
5- Recently graduated with MA/PHD or currently studying for MA/PHD
6- Demonstrate a profound understanding and interest in development/ humanitarian sector
7- Possess work experience in a relevant position (not necessary but an asset)
8- Possess strong knowledge or experience in the MENA region (not necessary but an asset)
9- Have the ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines
10- Have very good organizational skills, analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
11- Be able to work in a multi-cultural work environment
12- Have strong writing and editing skills for different purposes
For more information about Trust Consultancy and its services, please visit its website https://trustconsultancy.org/
This is an unpaid, remote position. Successful applicants can expect to receive:
-References at the end of the program
-Career advice and networking opportunities
-Opportunities to partake in Trust’s capacity building and training workshops at no cost
-Opportunities to represent the company and its research at conferences or regional events (if applicable, Trust will cover all costs for travel)
While there is no guarantee that this position will result in a long-term employment opportunity, more than half of our current staff joined Trust as Junior Project Officers.
To have an idea about some of our current junior officers, please consult our recent newsletter here: https://trustconsultancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Final-Newsletter…
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their C.V (maximum 4 pages). and a covering letter of no more than a page expressing their interest in partaking in research with Trust to [email protected] with research intern and name as the subject of the email.
The one-page cover letter should clearly state
1- Education background
2- Relevant experience
3- Motivations to Join Trust as an intern/ junior officer
4- Expectations to be met by the end of the internship
5- What they can bring to Trust/ why Trust should be interested in them
6- When they can/ prefer to join Trust (not earlier than 1 April 2021 and for how long (minimum 4 months, maximum 6 months)
7- Research areas of interest and why their interest is currently relevant.
8- Availability: part time or full time, length of internship.
9- This is a remote and unpaid opportunity, please confirm this in your cover letter
10- Country where they stay during remote internship
Trust will contact shortlisted candidates and arrange for a Skype interview. Trust will notify all applicants with the outcome of their application.