Work Remotely as a Research Assistant – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) at Samuel Hall: Apply Now!!!!

We seek an experienced and professional Research Assistant – Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Pillar to join its team for a full-time position. Samuel Hall’s MEAL Pillar empowers civil society, inter-governmental organisations, governments, small businesses, and other stakeholders with rigorous research, insightful evaluations, and comprehensive solutions, driving positive change in contexts of migration and displacement, international development, and social equity.

The Research Assistant will support the MEAL team in conducting research, data collection, analysis, and reporting to ensure the effectiveness and impact of programmes and projects. Depending on their level of seniority, the Research Assistant will work on 1-3 projects simultaneously and be increasingly involved in research aspects. There is potential for domestic, regional, and international travel. Candidates who have lived experiences of migration or displacement are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work on a full-time arrangement remotely with potential travels to our offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

Who We Are

Our research connects the voices of communities to changemakers for more inclusive societies. Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research, evaluates programs, and designs policies in contexts of migration and displacement. Our approach is ethical, academically rigorous, and based on first-hand experience in complex and fragile settings. With offices in Afghanistan, Germany, Kenya, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates, we are based in the regions we study. We have over ten years of experience in 70+ countries and have become a trusted partner and leading voice in the field of migration and displacement research, working with governments, donors, multilateral organisations, and NGOs, as well as public and private sector entities. It’s an exciting time for Samuel Hall – we were recently selected by Stanford University as one of the Global South’s high-potential, fast-growth social enterprises. For more information, please visit


We work in a fast-paced, demanding, and challenging environment – you will be expected to grow with us and carve out your spot in the team. We look for proactive, creative individuals who find opportunities to make their mark and identify solutions to problems. We look for strong leaders and reliable team players who can add value from the very start, expand our knowledge, and help us maximise our social impact.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Objective 1 – Research

Assume responsibilities of the project cycle from A to Z.

Support the design or design of research tools and research methodology.

Conduct secondary research and desk reviews.

Review translation and documents from colleagues, and occasionally translate tools and/or documents.

Transcribe interview notes, write field reports, and prepare and contribute to draft/final deliverables in a timely manner with strong analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards.

Provide the above in English and French as required.

Liaise with supervisors to improve the quality of outputs.

Objective 2 – Fieldwork

  • Undertake socio-economic research including fieldwork and primary data collection, putting fieldwork at the centre of the mission.
  • Plan and supervise project fieldwork, and adequate resource management with field coordinators.
  • Support and monitor the field team’s work, and provide input to improve the quality of the field team’s interview notes, transcripts, and outputs.
  • Problem solve in the field.

Objective 3 – Organisational Support

  • Train field teams and colleagues as required on components of the project cycle and research standards.
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors on progress with daily updates on Zoho.
  • Ensure all project-related information is stored correctly.
  • Direct reporting and support to the research team.
  • Support to widen Samuel Hall’s network, including through proposal development.

Opportunities for Growth

  • Working at Samuel Hall means contributing to ground-breaking, innovative, and rigorous work that bridges research, implementation, and policy. Most of our training happens on the job, but as part of our investment in learning and development, everyone is encouraged to apply for up to five days of paid professional development leave and financial resources to enable them to acquire new skills and knowledge.

Vacancy Requirements


  • A Masters degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Statistics, International Economics, International Development Studies, Migration Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in research in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, research, or a related field.
  • Experience with data collection, management, monitoring activities, analysis, and reporting.
  • Proven experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Excellent writing skills, conveying technical findings to different audiences in an accessible way.
  • Previous relevant experience of research in contexts of migration and international development, in particular, specific to vulnerable groups.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to build professional relationships.
  • Proficiency in qualitative, quantitative or statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R, NVIVO) and data visualisation tools.
  • Proven experience in project management.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to be patient and to work well within a global team.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure, occasionally work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines.


  • Proficiency in French and/or Kiswahili.
  • Experience specific to the East and Horn of Africa, Central/South Asia, and/or the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Location: Remote

Position: MEAL Research Assistant (Remote)

Contract duration: 24 months, renewable with a trial period

Vacancy closure: Open until filled

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Samuel Hall is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants who do not follow the required format will not be considered. Only selected applicants will be notified, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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