National Associate – Sudan

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Khartoum, Sudan


National Associate – Sudan
Data Collection Monitoring and Coordination

Position title: National Associate
Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months)
Work percentage: 100% (full time)
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic
Expected starting date: As soon as possible (Negotiable)


About Voluntās

Voluntās is a consultancy company driven by creating strategies with a purpose beyond profit and developing policies for sustainable impact. In Voluntās ‘Meaningful Societies’, we provide fact-based recommendations and policy options based on extensive research and analysis in volatile regions. Our goal is to have a positive impact on populations affected by crisis in order 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 work extensively in North Africa and the Middle East, and our clients include UN agencies (e.g., UNDP, UNHCR, UN Women, and UNFPA), international NGOs, major donors, and private companies. A majority of our current projects focus on Libya, Sudan, and Tunisia.

We use our insights to underpin strategic thinking and evidence-based decision-making. By doing this we…
… deliver strategic and context-sensitive monitoring and evaluation
… produce data-driven policy options
… carry out context-specific due diligence for private and public partners


Our virtues

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


Main Responsibilities:

Local Data Collection Monitoring and Coordination

  • Ensure continuous liaison and follow up with our data collection partner in Khartoum
  • Conduct capacity development training activities on both qualitative and quantitative data collection, and quality assurance to our data collection partner
  • Monitor and coordinate data collection efforts in Sudan
  • Ensure quality of quantitative and qualitative data collected
  • Support data collection processes as needed (for example conduct interviews, facilitate focus group discussions, etc…)


Voluntās Internal Processes

  • Work on quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
  • Assist in developing PowerPoint presentations
  • Assist in drafting reports in MS Word format
  • Support project implementation (research and evaluation assignments for example on gender, migration, governance, healthcare sector, etc…)
  • Assist in writing reports and proposals for future projects
  • Support in internal strategy processes


Main Competencies:

Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is a strong asset
  • Strong academic record in political science, law, mathematics, economics, international development, strategy, engineering, or other relevant fields
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Sudanese/Modern Standard Arabic skills are required
  • Good understanding of qualitative and quantitative data collection practices
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, STATA)
  • Familiarity with survey data collection tools (e.g. CSPro, ODK, ONA) is a strong asset


Soft Skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Interest in international issues and focus areas of democratic governance, transitional and peace processes, employment, entrepreneurship, gender, and human rights
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • High level of personal accountability and a strong work ethic


How to apply

Please send your CV/resume and a cover letter reflecting on the following:

  1. A time your actions positively impacted a community
  2. A time in the last few years when something genuinely excited you
  3. Your most inspiring project imaginable in Voluntās (not a current project)


We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, irrespective of age, gender, race, or ethnicity.
Applications should be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews.

July 15, 2021.

The position is aimed to be filled as soon as possible. 

Feel free to reach out:

Estelle Allano

Head of Tunis office & 
Project Leader



  Estelle Allano