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Researcher / City University Project - Afghanistan


About Samuel Hall

Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research in countries 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. Through a combination of our rigorous approach,
experienced staff and vast network, we have successfully accessed complex settings for organisations
seeking to accurately gather data and have a positive impact amongst communities. Using our
academic background, we bring innovative and game-changing insights along with practical solutions to
a variety of social, economic and political issues.
Samuel Hall has offices in Afghanistan, Kenya and Somalia, and a presence in France, Germany,
Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. We have worked with more than sixty-five organizations in
Central & South Asia, East & Southern Africa, and the Middle East.
For more information, please visit
About the Project
City, the University of London in collaboration with Samuel Hall, will work in 2019 on a state-of-the-art
literature review on forced migration and returns to Afghanistan and Somalia through a small grant for a
pilot project. These reviews will then feed into an application for a larger research project.
The funds come from the Global Challenges Research Funds (GCRF) through City University of
London. The conditions of the award are that there should be economic or social benefits to and ODA
country (both Afghanistan and Somalia are ODA countries). To contribute to the academic research
capacity in each country, the researchers should be Afghan and Somali nationals and ideally would be
located in their respective countries.
 Final versions of the reviews should be completed by 15 July 2019
 It is anticipated that the comprehensive review will take three months

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 30 Jan 2019 Reference: 001
Closing Date: 15 Mar 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Research/Survey Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities





Applicants will need to possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:
 Applicants should have a Ph.D. in social sciences and in a migration-related subject
 Having at least one single-authored publication in an international peer-reviewed academic
 Since most of the literature available is in English, and the review will be written in English, the
two researchers will need to have excellent written English. Familiarity with national languages
and or other European languages would be a plus.
 Ideally, they would be located in Kabul and Mogadishu, but since all that is really required is
access to online libraries, they could also be located in Europe or elsewhere.
 Keen attention to detail
 Ability to cope well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12



Submission Guideline

All applicants should send their cover letter and CV in separate PDF
files, each labeled: “CL/CV – Full name of Applicant” with the e-mail
subject line clearly expressed, using the following format: “Name –
The position of Interest”. Two writing samples in English and three valid
references also need to be submitted.
Samuel Hall is an equal opportunities employer. Applications who do
not follow the required format will not be considered. Only selected
applicants will be notified.

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