Research Assistant, Publish What You Fund

Website Publish What you Fund

Research Assistant (x2)

£30,000, full-time, location: Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bangladesh or Pakistan

Crossposted from Publish What You Fund

Are you keen to use your analytical, organisational and writing skills to research women’s economic empowerment? Do you have experience of using research to influence development policy and practice? Are you passionate about gender equality?

Publish What You Fund is the global campaign for aid and development transparency. We are an independent NGO combining robust research and technical expertise with targeted advocacy in order to make aid and development efforts more transparent and effective.

We are recruiting two Research Assistants to work on an exciting new project aimed at increasing the transparency of funding for women’s economic empowerment (WEE). We will examine funding towards WEE as a key aspect of gender equality, including women’s financial inclusion, gender integration and women’s empowerment collectives. This research will focus on Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. We will utilize an evidence-based approach to advocate for greater tracking and transparency of funding towards WEE.

The Research Assistants will be responsible for executing research (literature reviews, interviews, primary and secondary data collation, and analysis) and producing high quality research outputs (policy briefs, issue papers, reports).

Location: Flexible- Candidates must be based in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bangladesh or Pakistan.

Contract: One- year, with a possibility for extension, requiring 35 hours a week

Remuneration: £30,000 p.a.

Publish What You Fund is committed to enhancing the diversity of its staff team, and to promoting racial and gender equity in the workplace. We particularly welcome applications from people of colour and other underrepresented groups.


For full details of the key duties and person specification please download the job description:



How to apply:

Please send your two-page CV and a one page covering letter to: In your cover letter please explain clearly how your experience meets the essential criteria and indicate where you are based. Please include WEE Research Assistant Application in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 12th October 2020 at 9am.

We will review applications on a rolling basis and encourage candidates to submit their applications early.

Due to the anticipated high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

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