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2 Aug 2022

Volunteer Research Assistance at Dignity Kwanza

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DIGNITY Kwanza is looking for a Volunteer Research Assistant (VRA) to support the organization in conducting research that will be used to write the book on Tanzania’s history as a refugee hosting state. The Volunteer Research Assistant must commit to at least six months of volunteer service.


i. Assist in information gathering through desk research

ii. Record and analyze data, and draw inferences and conclusions from the data collected

iii. Use research results to write reports, and papers as the required

iv. Create and update content for the book project

v. Create and manage checklists/programs guiding staff and stakeholders involved in the book writing project

vi. Support in organizing meetings for stakeholders involved in the book writing project

vii. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required qualifications and skills:

i. Holder of a law degree (with good performance in Refugee Law and Human Rights law courses)

ii. Knowledge on research ethics and research skills

iii. Strong writing skills with ability to write clearly for a general audience

iv. Excellent organizational skills

v. Ability to pay close attention to details and work with minimal supervision

vi. Shares DIGNITY Kwanza’s passion for refugee rights advocacy

vii. Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups

viii. Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, MS Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

ix. Problem-solving and investigative skills

x. Ability to commit to at least 6 months of full-time work.

Values: Respect for diversity and promotes inclusion; Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: Ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercise careful judgment.

Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.

Gender equality: incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.


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Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit CV’s and cover letter to email address: [email protected] by 5th August, 2022.

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