Skip to main content

Project Lead

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Samuel Hall
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Samuel Hall is seeking a professional and motivated individual to join its team for a full-time position as Project Lead, based in Ethiopia. The Project Lead will directly support the Pillar Lead to lead research, manage projects and support the strategic development of the company in Ethiopia. With a passion for migration & displacement studies, the Project Lead will bring academic technical expertise to the team, in addition to the desire to produce strong results which partners and clients can use to guide and improve programming. The Project Lead will be based in Addis Ababa, with travel across the country and to the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, as required.

Who we are

Our research connects the voices of communities to change-makers for more inclusive societies. Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research in contexts affected by issues of migration and displacement. Our mandate is to produce research that delivers a contribution to knowledge with an impact on policies, programmes, and people. We provide practicable insights to challenging issues in the global South by providing academic-standard research through primary data collection in areas where researchers do not commonly go. Samuel Hall works with governments, donors, multilateral organisations and NGOs, as well public and private sector entities. We have worked with more than sixty-five organisations worldwide since 2010 through our offices in Afghanistan, Kenya, Tunisia, and Germany covering Asia and Africa. For more information visit

WORK ENVIRONMENT: We are a rapidly growing research organisation: you will be expected to grow with us and carve out your own spot in the team. We look for proactive, creative individuals who can identify opportunities to make their mark and identify solutions to problems. We believe in hiring people who can show their ability to be both strong leaders and reliable team-players, and able to to add value from the very start. We hire people who can expand our knowledge and help us reach our social impact objective in their field of expertise. We work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment.

Tasks to be performed

Objective 1- Operations

  • Oversee fieldwork planning, logistics and implementation.
  • Support with capacity building activities as required.
  • Support and monitor field teams' work, including solving field problems, and manage SH junior staff in country.
  • Maintain all processes as required.

Objective 2 - Research and Project Management

  • Manage and lead projects in Ethiopia, including design of methodologies and research tools and fieldwork oversight.
  • Conduct literature review and quantitative and qualitative analyses at an academic level.
  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders.
  • Lead in the writing of client deliverables and research reports
  • Liaise with clients.
  • Ensure coordination between the different pillars by communicating staffing needs to pillar leads on a regular basis.

Objective 3 – Business Development

  • Support the proposal writing teams as required.
  • Represent Samuel Hall in the country and take part in research dissemination events.
  • Support in expanding the network in Ethiopia, by identifying potential partners and/or clients and taking part in networking events on a regular basis.

Vacancy Requirements

Prior experience in migration and displacement-related research is required for this role. The successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s or PhD (preferred) in a relevant field (3+/5+ years of additional experience preferred)
  • Past consulting and research experience specific to migrating and displaced populations in Ethiopia and/or East Africa
  • Knowledge of key institutional frameworks and stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English; knowledge of Amharic a plus.
  • Proven experience in writing academic papers, research papers, consultancy reports and policy briefs
  • Strong presentation / speaking skills and ability to build strong professional relationships.
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Proven experience in the development of academic-standard quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies
  • Significant experience of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and tools (for example, MS Excel, SPSS, NVIVO)
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to be patient and to work well within a team.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines.
  • Aspirations to work independently and develop expertise of the Ethiopian context.

How to apply:

Email for submission:

Submission guidelines: All applicants should send their cover letter and CV in separate PDF files, each labelled: “CL/CV – Full name of Applicant'' with the email subject line clearly expressed: “Your Name- Project Lead Ethiopia". Three samples of relevant work and three references should also be included.

For more information about the job description, click here


Top Jobs this Week

Information Technology Officer I (Trainee) at Amhara Bank Job Vacancy 2022

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Amhara Bank SC. Information Technology Officer I (Trainee) at Amhara Bank Job Requirements Job Requirements: Qualification: BSc in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Development, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or relevant fields with CGPA of 2.75 & above Graduation year: 2020/21 Experience: Not Required Place of Work : Addis Ababa How to Apply Only short listed candidates will be communicated Interested applicants fulfilling the above requirements are invited to send their applications and CVs with supporting credentials within ten (10) consecutive days from January 19, 2022 to January 28, 2022 via only online at Apply to Information Technology Officer I (Trainee) at Amhara Bank

Dashen Bank Job Vacancy January 2022 Job Vacancy 2022

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dashen Bank Dashen Bank Job Vacancy January 2022 Dashen Bank Ethiopia Vacancy 2022: Dashen Bank Share Company (ዳሽን ባንክ አክሲዮን ማህበር) invites qualified and experienced applicants for the various positions Quick Details about Dashen Bank Hiring Organization:  Dashen Bank Share Company Shortly Known as:  Dashen Bank Founded:  1995 Organization Type:  Private Bank Organization Size:  5,001-10,000 employees Headquarters:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Official Website:   Position 1: District Valuator (Maker/Checker) for Wolaita District DB/ Vacancy-0018/22 Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/ Architectural Engineering or related fields from a reputable university. Experience:  At least five (5) years’ post qualification experience in a similar role Market evaluation and assessment skills. Excellent numerical skills. should apply through  :

Driver at UNICEF Ethiopia Job Vacancy 2022

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Position:  Driver Job Time:  Full-Time Job Type:  Contract Place of Work:  Ethiopia Application Deadline:   Jan, 31/2022 UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child,  results The efficiency and efficacy of the support provided by the Driver ensure the safe and timely transportation of staff, officials, and visitors to work assignments and the efficient maintenance of vehicles owned/rented by the office, thus supporting the efficient running of the office which in turn strengthens UNICEF’s capacity in delivering programs for the most vulnerable women and children in Ethiopia.  This Driver position is based in Dire

Senior Communication and Information Management Assistant at ILO Ethiopia Job Vacancy 2022

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International Labour Organization (ILO) - Ethiopia Senior Communication and Information Management Assistant International Labor Organization Position:  Senior Communication and Information Management Assistant Job Time:  Full-Time Job Type:  Contract Place of Work:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Application Deadline:   Jan, 25/2022 The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to local recruitment regulations and Article 4.3 of the ILO Staff Regulations.  The following are eligible to apply: ILO Internal candidates following paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations. External candidates The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to . *Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with ex

Awash Bank Job Vacancies January 2022 Job Vacancy 2022

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Awash Bank Awash Bank Job Vacancies January 2022 External Vacancy Announcement Vacancy Announcement No: – 0028/22 Awash Bank invites competent and qualified candidates for the following positions. Posted Date: January 16, 2022|  Expired On: January 23,2022   No. Position Qualification & Experience     Job Summary   Place of Work 1 Branch Manager Class II Branch BA Degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration plus a minimum Ten (10) years’ experience in the banking sector, three (3) of which is at supervisory role. –       Shashemene Branch – Shashemene Town    V.No. 0028/22     2 Branch Manager Class III Branch BA Degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics plus a minimum of 9 years of relevant banking experience of which 3 years in a supervisory position.     – 1. Bako Branch – Bako Town   V.No. 0029/22   2. Bokoji Branch – Bokoji Town V.No. 0030/22