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Senior Associate at Voluntās Meaningful Societies
Voluntas Advisory
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 22 March 2023


About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)


Voluntas is an advisory firm that puts purpose above profit with a stated purpose of realizing human potential. In our Meaningful Societies center of curiosity, we provide fact-based policy options and recommendations based on extensive research and analysis in fragile and conflict-affected regions. Our goal is to have a positive, sustainable impact on populations affected by crisis to improve their living standards and access to rights. We collect data, conduct analytics, and generate insights for both the private and public sectors. We use our insights to underpin strategic thinking and evidence-based decision making. 


We work extensively in the Middle East and North Africa region and are currently expanding our operations into Asia. We have a wide range of clients including UN agencies, international NGOs, major donors, and private companies, and our projects focus on policy and programming, research, needs assessments, perception studies, context monitoring, and monitoring and evaluation. We work on thematic areas such as governance, conflict resolution, political economy, migration, prevention of violent extremism, youth, gender, human rights, employment, health, water, food security, and WASH.


We are looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent drafting skills to join us as senior associate in Khartoum. The ideal candidates will have 3-5 years’ experience working on research and/or monitoring and evaluation projects for an international organization, research institute, consultancy, or university.  



Your Ethics

  • You put honesty above compassion
  • You put self-awareness above self-confidence
  • You put facts above emotions
  • You put humbleness and hard work above good intentions 

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Leading qualitative analysis and research, while formulating and drafting clear recommendations for high-level clients
  • Leading project and methodology design (including scoping, sampling, instrument development, and analytical frameworks)
  • Overseeing development of presentations and drafting of reports
  • Liaising with clients on project needs 
  • Supporting the development of proposals for project leads
  • Supporting and mentoring junior staff based in Khartoum

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Masters in economics, political science, sociology, international development, or similar field
  • Strong academic record 
  • Strong English drafting skills with demonstrated experience in delivering concise and high-quality products to clients
  • Knowledge of research methods for social science
  • Ability to lead qualitative analysis research 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic; other languages such as French are an strong asset
  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • High level of personal initiative, accountability, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a resume (CV), and a one-page cover letter addressing the three points below:

  1. A time your actions positively impacted a community.
  2. What is the most inspiring project you would like to work on at Voluntas (not a current Voluntas project)?
  3. What are the three biggest weaknesses you would bring to Voluntas? 

The cover letter and CV should be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for a problem-solving test and/or a written assessment, followed by interviews to discuss their self-awareness, interests, and experience.


Please note, applicants must hold Sudanese citizenship.

Deadline: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


If you see yourself in this role, then do not let the fact that you do not check all the boxes keep you from applying. At Voluntas, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and meaningful workplace. To ensure all people are treated equally regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, and age, we encourage all applicants NOT to include pictures, names, or years of birth in their application.

For any inquiries feel free to contact Dana Fuentes: dfu@voluntasadvisory.com


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