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Research Associate

Position available for Islamabad, Pakistan


  • Provision of assistance to the Academics Director, as and when required;

  • Doing research, analysing and writing on a wide spectrum of thematic issues covered through monitoring mainstream journals, newspapers, websites, and other sources;

  • Maintaining and developing the institution thematically organised digital archive (this includes some administrative tasks, such as keeping track of library books, etc.)

  • Producing daily, weekly, or fortnightly briefs, and other research assistance for individual projects;

  • Assisting the Operations & Outreach Directorate in the internal event management, including lectures, workshops, and academic conferences;

  • Furnishing media scripts and information on thematic issues for the Creative Directorate;

  • Liaison and assistance as required to the Social Media team; and,

  • Provision of training, supervision and assessment of the relevant directorate internees.

Working Hours

  • The standard working week is stretched between 35 to 40 hours on a nine-to-five basis. However, subject to any urgency stemming from any unordinary circumstances, it will be expected from the Research Associate to work beyond the standard schedule.

Qualification Required

  • The candidate should have a postgraduate degree in a relevant field (journalism, political science, economics, international relations, or another academic field). Prior work experience will be preferred.

  • The candidate must be fluent in English and possess excellent writing and communication skills, including for both expert and popular audiences.

  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet is mandatory.


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