Vacancy Number:DROPS0016/2020
Title: Researcher
Exp.:2020-11-28-(5 Days Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As Per DROPS Salary Scale


Organization:Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies |About Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies


Education:Master’s Degree in humanities preferably in Political Science Peace and Conflict Resolution or IR
Work Experience:Proven expertise and experience of at least 7 year Years

  • Proven expertise and experience of at least 7 years or work in research and policy analysis;

  • Have an in-depth understanding of research methodology and a professional sets of skills in statistical analysis writing and editing in English and one of the national languages. Candidates with experience in statistical software are strongly preferred.

  • Experience in writing and producing policy briefs studies and notes;

  • Applicants with existing research experience and academic background in areas related to International Peace-Building Approaches State-Building/Nation-Building and Gender-Studies are highly preferred;

  • Applicants who have research publications are strongly preferred.

  • A Master’s Degree in humanities preferably in Political Science Peace and Conflict Resolution Conflict Management or International Relations.

  • Proven leadership experience of at least 5 years in a professional and/or scientific environment;

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English Dari and Pashto is a necessary requirement.

  • Excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills and capabilities.

  • Innovative and critical thinking is regarded as an advantage.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Summary

Researcher is responsible for preparing research design conducting policy-oriented research critical analysis and advocacy campaigns to advance policy recommendations to the policy community in Kabul Afghanistan.

Detailed Job Description Roles and Responsibilities:  

  • Prepare research design conducts research and analysis writes research reports and policy briefs and prepares reports on research activities and projects on the thematic areas of the organization.

  • Develops advocacy campaigns around key research findings and policy recommendations with the aim of impacting policy discourse strategies and policy decision-making. 

  • Prepares website content on research activities such as the research itself roundtables held on a research study presentation of research findings in webinars and conferences.  

  • Closely coordinates with other civil society actors and research community in Afghanistan for the purpose of conducting researches collaborating in research projects and advocating for research findings and recommendations (in needed beyond Afghanistan)

  • Understands different policy contexts/institutions and uses multiple methods to acquire interpret contextualize and disseminate information and data to policy makers. 

  • Presents research findings to governmental non-governmental and research organizations.

  • Provides supports and knowledge on all efforts to the relevant department in preparing for internal and external events in order to disseminate information and research findings.

  • Will help organize moderate and lead roundtables and discussion forums with policymakers on an array of topics that are directly related to current national political economic and security issues.

Submission Guideline

Interested and qualified national candidates are requested to send their application/CVs and apply via e-mail to [email protected]
Please ensure to write the number of vacancy and position you are applying for in the subject line of your E-mail Add.
Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration.
Candidates who are meeting the above criteria will be shortlisted.

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