Obirodh Research Assistant

Summary: The research assistant will support the Director of Research (DOR) on a regular basis in preparing reports, providing support to the grant development process, undertaking desk research, scheduling meetings, managing contacts, and providing overall administrative support as directed by the DOR.

Description: This position will work on international donor-driven projects and support the development of grants, analysis and reports on unique topics related to societal tolerance, diversity, prevention of violence, and stability. The selected candidate will be expected to support the DOR, as directed, on all areas of project support, including administrative and grant administration work. Work requirements may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Project administration support
  • Project management support
  • Grant administration support
  • Travel, Scheduling, Event planning and Organizational support

Prospective candidates should:

  • Be highly detail-oriented and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Be fluent in written and oral English
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Be willing to undertake extensive administrative support, including filing, copying, emailing, organizing, note taking, typing notes, and performing online desk research.
  • Have strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Have experience working on international donor projects or grants (ideally).
  • Have an interest and experience (demonstrated through coursework or other professional experience) in international affairs, foreign or domestic policy, conflict analysis, international development, criminology, psychology, social work, geography, or similar fields.
  • Be capable of performing online desk research, drafting short reports, and providing written analysis of various research as directed by DOR in English.
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a positive attitude and be willing to learn.


  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in an area such as international affairs, criminology, conflict studies, psychology, social work, geography, or a similar field.
  • They should have an interest in understanding and promoting research to address societal challenges in Bangladesh related to social and group tolerance, violence, and stability.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic record and fluency in written and oral English.

To Apply:
Please submit:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the Obirodh program, including why you think societal tolerance is important, as well as detailing some of your specialized administrative or grant management skills which may be applicable to the Research Department.
  2. Please submit your academic record of grades or G.P.A.
  3. Please submit your resume.

All documents should be emailed to: Applications which do not include all the required documents above will not be considered. Please submit all required documents by October 15, 2018.