Employment opportunity with RLI: Research Project Support Officer (RECAP)

Thursday 25 January 2018

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is currently recruiting for a Research Project Support Officer to support our work on RECAP (Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics project).

RECAP is a four-year interdisciplinary research and capacity-building project to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of responses to humanitarian crises and epidemics. The project will be delivered by a network of UK and international academic research centres and humanitarian organisations working on health and protection in humanitarian settings, including armed conflict, natural disasters, forced migration, and epidemics. It will deliver interdisciplinary research to inform and strengthen the decision-making and accountability of humanitarian agencies in acute and protracted crises. The project will also deliver research training and capacity-building, and develop a new network of regional hubs of research excellence in the UK, and locations such as Sierra Leone and Lebanon.

RECAP will contribute to the development of humanitarian guidelines, programmes and policies, in order to improve health, protection and broader development outcomes for crisis-affected populations. The RLI is a key partner in the RECAP project, and will lead research on protection and accountability.


The Research Project Support Officer will contribute to legal and social sciences research on accountability and protection in situations of humanitarian crisis and forced displacement. including desk-based research and fieldwork with refugees, IDPs and humanitarian service providers.

The successful candidate will work together with Field/Legal Researchers and the Project Co-ordinator, supporting them with research design, fieldwork, data analysis and editing, and conducting discrete pieces of research independently. S/he will also provide practical and administrative support in the planning and delivery of events and field research. The Research Assistant will be responsible for coordinating all communications between RECAP partners and the RLI, and provide regularly updates and briefings to the network and the RLI team. S/he will contribute to research methods training, including developing and delivering workshops, training materials and online study modules. 

Applications are due Friday 9 February.