Assistant Research Manager - INTERNAL RECRUITMENT

Research · Remote, Worldwide, District of Columbia
Department Research
Employment Type Contractor

ACLED is starting an open call for the Assistant Research Manager positions. Please note that this position is open only to current ACLED team members. 


Position responsibilities:


  •  Reviewing resources and familiarising themselves with ACLED guides, FAQs, and other materials; 
  •  Preparing for training and participating in training on the cleaning, review, and coding of data,as the role requires;
  •  Reviewing news media and other source reports available online for information on violent conflict and political unrest in a set of allocated countries; 
  •  Monitoring the emergence of new actors, regimes, and significant political developments in a set of allocated countries, and proposing revisions to the project’s actor file and regime year’s database as required;
  • Managing and organizing regional desk files and documents;
  • Cleaning and organizing data lists, such as for regional actors and locations;
  • Undertaking general quality assurance tasks provided by the Research Manager;
  •  Reviewing and integrating feedback into ongoing coding efforts and data work; 
  •  Assisting with data review and cleaning as required; 
  •  Contributing analytical content to the project’s reports, or other research if required;
  • Performing sourcing and coding work if needed;
  • Assisting with the management of the regional desk;
  • Filling in for the Research Manager when needed.


ACLED is seeking applicants who meet the following requirements:


  • Good understanding of ACLED methodology (essential);
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (essential);
  • Experience with management and providing feedback (preferred);
  • Solid understanding of Excel, including basic formulas, (essential) and Tableau (preferred); 
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • A high level of attention to detail (essential) and ability to receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Research focus or professional experience in conflict research or peacebuilding (preferred).


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter. Please note that this is an open call and the applications will be considered as ARM positions become available. 

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  • Location
    Remote, Worldwide, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Research
  • Employment Type
    Contractor