About us

We are a growing network of inspiring schools in West Africa. Our mission is to unleash the full potential of every student, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in further study, work, and day-to-day life. We support more than 250,000 students across Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ghana through a combination of low cost private schools we manage directly, and partnership schools we manage in collaboration with governments. We offer four phases of education, from nursery through to senior secondary. Independent evaluations have found that Rising students make learning gains two to three times larger than their peers in comparable schools.

About the role

Rising Academies is looking for an experienced qualitative analyst to work on the research component of our Enhanced Safeguarding Strategy. Child protection and safeguarding is at the core of the model and the number one priority in our schools. This research aims to understand what behaviours we see in our schools, what explains those behaviours and how they might be changed. During January 2023, Rising Academies conducted 70 interviews with school staff and students in 10 schools in Ghana. The qualitative analyst will support our Safeguarding and Research teams by analysing the data, drawing conclusions and sharing insights with the management team.

The deliverables

  • Full report consisting of an introduction, background to the study, data collection approach, methodology, results and conclusion/discussion. The report must draw out key themes and address the overarching areas of interest, including barriers to reporting as well as perceptions of inappropriate student-teacher relationships. The report must also include potential differences by gender, age and tenure of the participants.
  • Presentation of the report and main results to the management team over Zoom / Meet.

The process expected to be followed to produce the deliverables

  • Review the interview materials and documentation available to fully understand the research initiative.
  • Connect with the field team on the design of the interview, the fieldwork and the transcription.
  • Listen to a sample of the interview recordings and read the transcriptions. Verify the accuracy and quality of the interviews and transcriptions.
  • Analyse the transcription data using qualitative research methods (potentially using qualitative data analysis software tools like Nvivo).
  • Hold 2-3 meetings with the management team about the progress made in the analysis and writing of the report.


We expect this assignment to take between 2-3 weeks to complete.


Qualifications and Experience

  • University level undergraduate degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field (data collection, research).
  • Strong track record of professionalism and trustworthiness.
  • Proficient Excel skills and ability to present data insightfully and clearly explain themeaning of it. Knowledge of any statistical software package is preferred (Stata, R,SPSS) and qualitative data analysis software (Nvivo).
  • Familiar with basic statistics and econometric concepts and ability to use themappropriately.
  • You are a strong communicator and writer, and present data clearly to technical and non-technical audiences.

About you

  • You set high standards for yourself and others, and go the extra mile to get things done.
  • You are data-driven, making decisions in a logical way and on the basis of good evidence/reasoning.
  • You are very well organized and have an eye for details.
  • You have the highest levels of integrity and trustworthiness.



The consultant will be paid a fixed fee for the completion of the assignment and after submission of the agreed deliverables. The fee amount will be agreed between the parties and it is expected to be in the $1,000 - $1,500 (USD) range. The consultant is not expected to travel to Ghana.

Rising is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.

Rising is committed to creating a culture within the organisation, and its schools, that recognises the importance of safeguarding children and prioritising their rights and needs. We strive to uphold international safeguarding standards, and keep the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of what we do. All Rising employees are expected to abide by the Child Protection Policy, and to have the same level of commitment to protect children from harm. Safeguarding questions are part of every interview process and all Rising employees undergo reference checks before joining the organisation.