Southern Africa Researcher – REMOTE

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

Concerning the group

The Armed Battle Location & Occasion Knowledge Undertaking (ACLED) is a disaggregated knowledge assortment, evaluation, and disaster mapping venture. The ACLED crew conducts evaluation to explain, discover, and take a look at battle situations, and makes each knowledge and evaluation open without spending a dime use by the general public. ACLED materials is usually used to tell journalism, tutorial analysis, and public discourse on battle, and to help the work of practitioners and policymakers. ACLED is the very best high quality and most generally used real-time knowledge and evaluation supply on political violence and protest around the globe.

The function

ACLED is recruiting one Southern Africa researcher to help within the assortment, evaluate and administration of political violence and protest knowledge in Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Zambia, and Republic of Zimbabwe. The researcher should be out there for at the least 15 hours per week. This place is totally distant and will be performed from any location with dependable web service. This function would require a researcher to submit deliverables weekly on Saturdays/Sundays. That is an entry degree contractor place.

Assortment of information is performed by reviewing information, worldwide group, NGO and safety experiences on a listing of assigned nations, and recording the incidents of political violence into an Excel template. Researchers will give attention to coding occasions to supply holistic protection of present political violence, starting from protests to battles.

Assessment and administration of information includes guaranteeing the standard, consistency and reliability of the information produced. The function supplies crew members with expertise conducting detail-oriented duties, and producing and managing quantitative knowledge.

Particular roles and duty

Candidates who’re chosen will bear intensive ACLED coaching. The coaching consists of a number of workouts. Candidates’ workouts will probably be scrutinized and solely those that are performing on the required degree will probably be retained as Researchers.

For these chosen, the preliminary consultancy interval will probably be from December 2023 to June 2024. After this, continuation could also be doable, pending efficiency and availability of funding.

Please be aware that this place includes working with conflict-related media and studying about violent occasions.


Remuneration is 20 USD per hour.

Expertise and competencies

ACLED is searching for candidates who’ve the next abilities and expertise:

  • College diploma in battle research, peacebuilding, worldwide growth, or associated subject;
  • Familiarity with Excel (important);
  • Fluency in English, Portuguese, and French (important);
  • Fluency in Spanish, Setswana; siSwati; Sesotho; isiXhosa; isiZulu; isiNdebele (Northern and/or Southern); Xitsonga; and/or Tshivenda (benefit);
  • Expertise conducting desk-based analysis (important);
  • Analysis focus or skilled expertise in battle analysis or peace-building in Southern Africa with a specific give attention to Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and/or Zimbabwe (important);
  • Analysis focus or skilled expertise in battle analysis or peace-building in Southern Africa with a specific give attention to South Africa (benefit);
  • Expertise working to deadlines with restricted supervision (important);
  • A excessive degree of consideration to element and skill to obtain and incorporate suggestions (important);
  • Familiarity with battle and actors within the related nations (important);
  • Entry to a pc, a dependable web connection, e mail, and the Microsoft Workplace Suite (important).

Easy methods to apply

To use, please submit a CV and canopy letter detailing {qualifications}, expertise and language proficiency to our career portal. We’ll solely evaluate functions obtained by our profession portal, so please make sure that to make use of the appliance kind on the portal. Shortlisted candidates will probably be requested to finish a two-hour train as a part of the analysis of their coding aptitude.

Additional info on the venture is obtainable on-line at Purposes will probably be reviewed on a rolling foundation. candidates are suggested to use early.

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