Schedule: Part-time (flexible)
Work arrangement: Remote
Gender, Justice and Security Hub Overview:
The Gender, Justice and Security Hub is a multi-partner research network working with local and global civil society, practitioners, governments and international organisations to advance gender justice and inclusive peace.
By bringing researchers from multiple disciplines and practices together, the Hub seeks to advance the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality; SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions; and the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda by developing an evidence-base around gender justice and inclusive security in conflict-affected societies.
Conflict and gender-based violence have devastating, long-term consequences on individuals, families and communities. They also severely hamper the successful delivery of development goals internationally. Through the creation of new knowledge, research methods and advocacy networks the Hub will amplify the voices of women and marginalised groups and motivate reforms that effect local and global policy change.
The Gender, Justice, and Security Hub is currently seeking a Research Assistant for a comprehensive and comparative analysis project on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women in transitional countries. The project aims to better understand the effects of the pandemic on women’s lives in Afghanistan, Colombia, Kurdistan-Iraq, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Uganda, with a focus on hub-related research work. The project will use quantitative data collected from official sources as well as qualitative data collected from Hub researchers and partners. The goal is to provide comparative perspectives on the impact of the pandemic across and within the focus countries.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting the data collection and analysis process for the Covid-19 and women in transitional countries project under the supervision of the project´s Principal Investigator. The position will involve systematizing quantitative data from official sources, constructing country profiles, and collecting qualitative data through testimonies, interviews, photos, and videos from Hub researchers and partners, based on pre-designed instruments and instructions. The research assistant will work closely with the lead researchers in each country to ensure that the data collection methodology, indicators, formats, and other key points are established and followed. The research assistant will report to the lead researcher in Colombia.
The Research Assistant will work closely with the lead researchers to carry out the following tasks:
- Collect quantitative data.
- Systematize the quantitative component of data collection and analysis.
- Contact and follow-up with researchers and key stakeholders.
- Collect qualitative data, including testimonies, interviews, photos, and videos.
- Work with lead researchers in each country to oversee data collection methodology, indicators, formats, and other key points for collective evaluation.
- Support the developing of narratives, interview protocols, and guidelines for audio-visual pieces.
- Construct country profiles to provide context across countries and within countries.
- Collaborate with the team to build an interactive document that presents data in a visually appealing way.
- Work with the Universidad de los Andes team to oversee the data collection methodology, indicators, formats, and other key points for the collective evaluation and the writing or editing of the narratives, interview protocols, and guidelines for the audio-visual pieces.
- Participate in the review committee for the proposed products.
- Participate in the presentation and discussion event and media strategy for Hub members and other stakeholders.
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field.
- Experience in data collection and analysis.
- Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Knowledge of gender and women’s rights issues in conflict-affected contexts.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Proficiency in English.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Flexibility to work in a dynamic and changing environment.
- Experience working with diverse stakeholders.
The research assistant will be working remotely with a flexible schedule, and the duration of the contract is seven months, starting in mid-May or at the earliest possible date until December 2023. The payment for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, please until May 31st 2023 send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. In your cover letter, please explain your interest in the project, your relevant experience, and your availability to start. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. We strongly encourage applications from women and other diverse gender identities.