Consilient Research is a monitoring and evaluation firm that develops evidence-driven bespoke solutions to complex problems. With its roots in the Horn of Africa, Consilient Research delivers fully-operationalized research and contextualized analysis to development partners tackling global challenges. Established in Hargeisa, Somaliland in 2012, Consilient Research has completed more than 250 monitoring, evaluation, and research initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East in partnership with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector development firms. Rather than the traditional remote approach to research, Consilient believes the best work is done when a full-time team collaborates together in-country to deliver informed products across topical sectors. As such, Consilient delivers all its research products to the development sector with full-time locally based research teams. Consilient’s core services include program evaluations, impact assessments, third party monitoring, and situational analyses. Our multi-disciplinary team has worked across thematic sectors including education; emergency response; food security and agriculture; gender and social inclusion; governance, democratization, and justice; health; labor and markets; livelihoods and economic growth; media and information systems; resilience and disaster risk reduction; stabilization and peacebuilding; and conflict and security amongst others. Consilient also maintains full-time offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Sana’a, Yemen; and Washington, DC, USA. More information about our work can be found at www.consilientresearch.org .
Job Description: Consilient Research is seeking a Proposal Officer to support our business development activities in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Responding to advertisements published by UN agencies, NGOs, and private sector firms and other international development partners is a focus of our business development activities. As a Proposal Officer you will play a critical role in identifying opportunities, developing methodologies and research approaches, and submitting technical and financial proposals to our clients. Working closely with the research team, you will become familiar with research and methodological approaches as well as development programs and projects being implemented in the region. You may also collaborate on business development efforts with our research and business development teams globally.
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland (potential to begin remotely with the eventual expectation of being based in our Hargeisa, Somaliland office as the Covid-19 situation allows.)
Contract Duration: 12 months
Perfect Candidate: Consilient Research is looking for a Proposal Officer that has a passion for international development, writing, and learning. Accountability and ownership of one’s work and a desire to learn are key attributes of the perfect candidate. We are looking for an excellent writer, with an interest in Somaliland/Somalia and the Horn of Africa region, who can help Consilient Research expand our services in the region. The perfect candidate will be a team-player and will be willing to work under tight deadlines. Familiarity with international development or monitoring and evaluation is a definite advantage.
Compensation: A competitive compensation package is offered in addition to:
Reports to: Business Development Manager
Preferred (but not required) skills: