SOIL Haiti 27 February 2020

Job Opening: Research and Analysis Fellow

Innovative, award-winning non-profit organization with over twelve years of demonstrated success in Haiti seeks a Research and Analysis Fellow to conduct analyses and manage on-site research to help SOIL achieve strategic goals and advance knowledge in the sanitation sector.

Title Research and Analysis Fellow
Primary Work Location Remote-based to begin with the intention of relocation to Cap-Haitien, Haiti in future months
Availability As soon as possible
Positions Open 1
Posting date February 25, 2020
Application Deadline March 9, 2020


SOIL is an award-winning organization founded in 2006, inspired by the belief that the most pervasive human rights abuse globally is poverty and that the key to unlocking human development potential is ensuring equitable, safe, and dignified access to basic services. SOIL works in Haiti to increase access to sanitation services using a groundbreaking circular-economy model that simultaneously improves public health, food security, economic development, and ecological resiliency. SOIL’s sanitation service currently provides over 6,000 people with safely-managed sanitation, prevents over 500 metric tons of waste from polluting water resources each year, and produces over 80 metric tons of compost annually. SOIL is a team of 70+ people with specialties in social business, ecology, sanitation, agriculture, finance, community relations, marketing, and more. Over the next 5 years, SOIL has an ambitious plan to expand services to 15% of the population of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti’s second largest city in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Haitian government. In addition to direct expansion in Haiti, SOIL is global thought leader in the fields of sanitation and social entrepreneurship working with partners around the world to revolutionize basic service provision.


Primary Responsibilities:

Identify, develop, implement, and evaluate research projects and organizational effectiveness interventions. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing operational and financial data to provide regular recommendations on how to improve operations and advance the EkoLakay service
  • Recommending ways to integrate best practices and lessons learned into program strategy and operations
  • Serving as a liaison between EkoLakay and external researchers/partners

Serve as project manager (conduct feasibility analyses/evaluations, plan project timeline/budget, oversee testing, etc) for assigned studies and research projects. Specific projects to include:

  • Vehicle routing optimization field testing & implementation
  • Transition to a new shared mobile app and data platform developed for the provision of Container Based Sanitation services
  • Collaborative study of the impact of access to safe sanitation on mental well-being

Develop staff capacity by:

  • Training appropriate team members on new analysis tools upon request
  • Developing learning activities, audio-visual materials, instructor guides, and lesson plans as related to employees’ responsibilities upon request

Required Qualifications:

  • Respect for others
  • Ability to investigate issues, analyze the findings, and provide data-driven recommendations
  • Competency in Excel, GSuite applications, and Dropbox
  • Project planning experience and ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects throughout the project life cycle, from planning and budgeting to implementation and evaluation
  • Research experience, particularly with human subjects
  • Fluency in English
  • Competency in Haitian Creole (the primary language used within the organization), or ability and willingness to achieve competency rapidly
  • Passion for development and desire to support work in vulnerable contexts

Supplemental Considerations:

  • MBA and/or business experience, particularly knowledge of theory of constraints and managerial accounting
  • Experience in WASH, especially sustainable sanitation technologies
  • Experience with mobile data collection apps and databases
  • Strong coaching/mentoring skills and readiness to work in a supportive capacity
  • Experience in Haiti
  • Other languages – particularly French or Spanish

How to apply:

Please send the following documents (Haitian Creole or English preferred) to  [email protected]. Applications submitted via other means will not be considered.

  • Letter of Interest
  • Current CV
  • 3 References

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