Researcher (Central Asia Programme)

We are seeking a part-time volunteer researcher for the Central Asia Programme. The role involves researching, analysing, and writing on current regional geopolitical, human rights, and humanitarian issues and contributing to the quarterly Peace & Security Monitor. The role may also involve writing blog posts and contributing to other projects when available or appropriate. The role will suit those with a background in international law, international relations or development studies.

Deadline to apply: 19 April 2024 (midnight CET)

Start date: asap

Duration: min. 12 months

Commitment: 5-10 h/week, flexible work hours

Location: home office (remote)

Remuneration: unpaid (volunteering)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Research geopolitical, human rights and humanitarian issues in the region using open source information and qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
  • Contribute a well-written and researched 2,000 word article with actionable policy recommendations for the Peace & Security Monitor quarterly publication, as well as blog posts and other work when appropriate.
  • Participate in projects, field work and wider Platform for Peace and Humanity activities when available or appropriate.



  • Passion and dedication to the mission and values of the organisation, result-driven commitment, ability to work in an international team and handle uncertain situations with flexibility
  • A good understanding of the Central Asia region, including the geopolitical situation and human rights and humanitarian issues.
  • A good understanding of international law or international relations at the following level (Master, doctoral candidate or holder of a PhD degree. (Suitably qualified Bachelors will be considered)
  • Experience with academic writing and/or academic blog posts
  • Subject matter familiarity with international criminal law and tribunals (or willingness to learn and apply your thematic and technical expertise to gain better insight), in particular in the Central Asia region
  • Very good proficiency in English (C1 minimum)
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to convey complex information and messages in a simple way and easily understood by target audiences
  • Ability to meet reasonable deadlines and ability to work in a team


  • Entrepreneurial spirit with out-of-the-box thinking to propose new initiatives
  • Willingness to continuously learn and develop new skills
  • Previous experience with non-profit organizations and project management

How to apply

Please apply on our website, submitting your CV and resume in English:

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