PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

We are looking to award 12 consultancies for Research Assistants in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to support the implementation of the study “Evaluation of Refugee-Led Organizations in Eastern Africa.” The consultancies are funded by a consortium of donors through research grants to Carleton University through Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and in partnership with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford.

The Research Assistant positions are designed for candidates who hold refugee status or are otherwise affected by displacement (e.g., as asylum seekers, IDPs, stateless persons, former refugees, etc.). The Research Assistants will work from their place of residence. There will be no travel as part of this assignment.


  • Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, Melkadida refugee camp and Pugnido refugee camp
  • Kenya: Nairobi, Kakuma Camp, Kalobeyei settlement
  • Tanzania: Nyarugusu camp, Nduta Camp and Dar es Salaam
  • Uganda: Kampala, Nakivale Refugee Settlement and Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

Duration of the assignment: 24 working days (to be determined based on the availability of the selected applicants).

Application deadline: 4 October 2021.

For full details, please refer to the following document:

If you have any questions about the application process, please write to You are also invited to attend an information session during which we will talk through this document and hold a Question & Answer session for prospective applicants. These will take place on the following dates and can be accessed on these links – no advance registration required:

All applicants will be contacted and informed of the outcome of their application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a remote interview.