15 Sep 2021

Research Officer at Legal Aid Forum (LAF)

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Job Description

RECRUITMENT NOTICE No LAF0021                                

In order to effectively accomplish its mission and vision, the Legal Aid Forum is accepting applications on a rolling basis from qualified and skilled individuals to fill the following vacant positions within its Secretariat.


Research Officer

  • Advanced Degree in law or any related social science field with remarkable experience in research;
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the legal research field;
  •  Knowledge and experience in access to justice, rule of law, and human rights;
  • Ability to conceptualize and analyse complex material and present findings in a clear and concise manner;
  • Strong writing  skills are essential;
  • Fluent written and spoken English with a strong working knowledge of French;
  •  Experience working with standard IT packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, etc.
  • Ability to use the Internet for research.

 Advise LAF secretariat about research topics, priorities, and approaches;

  •  Drafting research specifications and choosing how to collect data;
  •  Cleaning and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for the report and helping with the preparation of infographics and policy briefs;
  • Contribute to developments in surveys, including online survey systems, and perform data output and statistical analysis;
  • To provide direct supervision and coordination of research projects,  surveys, and data collection;
  • With the support from the LAF team, elaborate relevant research
  • tools to be used in research;
  •  Organize training sessions for  research teams including data clerks on relevant research tools;
  • Ensure quality and consistency in the application of the tools during the entire period of research projects;
  • Conduct a qualitative and quantitative analysis of data with the participation of field data collection clerks;
  • Prepare research and survey reports to be validated by the Legal Aid Forum.

Method of Application

Interested Candidates should send a CV, 2 references, a letter of motivation, a copy of the degree(s), and relevant Certificate(s) to LAF offices addressed to the Executive Director: P.O.Box 5225 at Kimihurura, KN 14 AV, KG 668 ST electronically to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The deadline: 15th October 2021

Done at Kigali, on 14 September 20121


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