DIGNITY Kwanza is looking for a Volunteer Research Assistant (VRA) to support the organization in conducting research that will be used to write the book on Tanzania’s history as a refugee hosting state. The Volunteer Research Assistant must commit to at least six months of volunteer service.
i. Assist in information gathering through desk research
ii. Record and analyze data, and draw inferences and conclusions from the data collected
iii. Use research results to write reports, and papers as the required
iv. Create and update content for the book project
v. Create and manage checklists/programs guiding staff and stakeholders involved in the book writing project
vi. Support in organizing meetings for stakeholders involved in the book writing project
vii. Perform such other duties as may be assigned
Required qualifications and skills:
i. Holder of a law degree (with good performance in Refugee Law and Human Rights law courses)
ii. Knowledge on research ethics and research skills
iii. Strong writing skills with ability to write clearly for a general audience
iv. Excellent organizational skills
v. Ability to pay close attention to details and work with minimal supervision
vi. Shares DIGNITY Kwanza’s passion for refugee rights advocacy
vii. Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
viii. Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, MS Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
ix. Problem-solving and investigative skills
x. Ability to commit to at least 6 months of full-time work.
Values: Respect for diversity and promotes inclusion; Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
Professionalism: Ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercise careful judgment.
Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.
Gender equality: incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
How to apply: Interested candidates should submit CV’s and cover letter to email address: [email protected] by 5th August, 2022.
DIGNITY Kwanza - Community Solutions (DIGNITY Kwanza) is a non-profit organization registered in Tanzania under the NGOs Act of 2002 as amended in 2005, with Registration No. 00NGO/00009763. DIGNITY Kwanza was established in 2018 to contribute to efforts to find solutions to challenges facing marginalized and vulnerable populations in Tanzania through promoting Human Dignity and Inclusive Development. Tanzania has been a major refugee-hosting state since 1959. Over the past six decades, Tanzania has hosted significant numbers of refugees from wars of national liberation and conflict and instability mainly from neighboring states, but also from farther afield especially from the southern African countries then under colonial and apartheid regimes. Through this long history of hosting refugees, Tanzania has demonstrated unprecedented innovation and leadership, while also experiencing challenges and voicing legitimate concerns about the relationship between refugee-hosting states and the wider international community. In 2019, as a way of commemorating the 60 year of hosting refugees, refugee protection stakeholders agreed to document that history in a book. DIGNITY Kwanza is coordinating the process of writing that book.