Apply for AQYI Research and Documentation Officer

  1. Please click expand on the top right corner or the + sign to read more. Reports to: Executive Coordinator Location: Remote (Within Africa) Compensation: Based on local/in country terms Deadline: Open until filled How to Apply: Please attach one single PDF document with all your relevant items (resume, cover letter, and writing sample) on this platform. Alternatively, please send your application package to Please refer to the job title in the subject line when applying by email. About Us: African Queer Youth Initiative (AQYI) is made up of a group of motivated, dedicated, and resourceful young people across Africa. From southern to northern Africa, eastern to western Africa, including the African Islands, all working together towards the same goal to amplify the voices of LGBT+ youths in Africa. AQYI currently seeks a Research and Documentation Officer who will coordinate and lead on research projects for the AQYI. The successful officer will also be expected to lead on documentation within the organization and contribute to writing and publication. This includes providing research input required to implement, develop, and evaluate AQYI’s programs. AQYI seeks a dynamic individual who is obsessed with collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting data, and documenting findings in easy-to-understand reports. To succeed in this role, the officer will need to have an in-depth understanding of LGBT+ issues in Africa and be committed to the goals and objectives of the AQYI. This is a full-time remote position, and the officer can work from anywhere in Africa with reliable internet connection. Job Description: Lead and provide technical support to the AQYI in the design and implementation of research activities. Lead and support the AQYI in analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting findings from research data. Lead and support in the documentation of research findings through different communication channels like the web, social media, articles, and reports. Design, write, and edit reports for internal and external audiences. Lead in community engagement and documenting findings and contacts within the continent and globally. Lead in the promotion and fostering of result documentation, inter-team learning activities and sharing, and use of lessons learned and best practices to create positive results. Required Experience and Qualifications: Degree in public health, communications, public relations, public policy, international relations or any relevant area. Three to five years of relevant experience. Fluency in French and English (reading, writing and speaking); experience with translation of technical documents. At least three-years of demonstrated work experience in research related positions or projects and/or programs in Africa. Ability to think creatively and strategically to identify the most effective methods for communicating information and promoting use of priority research and programming. Experience with research design, implementation, and data analysis. Experience with report writing and project documentation. Excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail. Desired Experience & Qualifications: Strong inter-cultural and interpersonal skills. Experience writing for multiple audiences, especially in translating technical knowledge into common language. Familiarity with use of social media sites as platforms for disseminating information and increasing interest. Experience working with young people from diverse background and appreciation for innovative work arrangements. Self-starter, committed team player with little or no supervision and with strong connection in the African LGBT+ community. African Queer Youth initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Transgender/gender-variant individuals, and individuals from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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