Job

Research Assistant, Africa Programme

The Africa Programme is seeking a Research Assistant to support the execution of its research projects including concept development, fact-checking and literature reviews for publications, fieldwork and fundraising.

Closing date: 

£25,500-£27,000

Chatham House:

Founded in 1920, Chatham House engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debate and confidential discussion on the most significant developments in international affairs.  The Africa Programme at Chatham House develops policy orientated research on issues affecting individual states of Africa, their international relations and the African continent as a whole. Since its establishment in 2002, the Africa Programme has become a world-leading centre for independent policy research and debate on Africa’s politics.

The role

The Africa Programme is seeking a Research Assistant to support the execution of its research projects including concept development, fact-checking and literature reviews for publications, fieldwork and fundraising. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual, with a strong interest and previous experience of African related issues, to broaden their experience in research, communications, events coordination and fundraising.

Requirements

Applicants must have a keen interest in issues relating to Africa and have previous research experience within a think tank, policy environment or another similar field.  Knowledge of organising and running events, managing budgets and publication outputs is also essential.  

How to apply

 

Two writing samples:

a)  250 word brief on a current cross border political issue in Africa

b)  250 word summary of a recent Chatham House Africa Programme publication of your choice (of a briefing paper, workshop report, transcript etc).  

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 14th December; interviews will be held in the middle of January.  

Salary range: £25,500-£27,000
Tenure: 1 year fixed term contract (with the possibility for extension)
Hours: 35 hour working week (with flexibility required)
 
Chatham House is an Equal Opportunities employer.