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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Research Assistant, Raising Voices, Boston, MA

Research Assistant
Posted on: November 13, 2013
Application deadline: December 10, 2013
Posted by: Raising Voices


Raising Voices, a non-profit organization working to prevent violence against women and children (, seeks a dynamic, energetic research assistant for a part-time, 1 year position based in the Boston area to support a planning process for a new violence against women movement building initiative for organizations in the Global South.
  • Conduct mapping exercise of women's, feminist and social justice organizations working on violence against women in the Global South.
  • Conduct scoping exercise on global women's movement building initiatives.
  • Conduct phone/skype interviews with activists, leaders, practitioners across the Global South.
  • Input and analyze interview data in relevant software package.
  • Maintain organized database of contacts, interviewees and organizations.
  • Coordinate an online survey through Survey Monkey.
  • Organize logistics for convenings and in-person meetings.
  • Support development of interactive website and social media platforms.
  • Use social media to connect activists, groups and promote participation and the initiative.
  • Support preparation of donor and other reports.
  • Be able to travel internationally 10% of time.
  • Provide programmatic backstopping of all aspects of the Global South movement building initiative.
  • Bachelor's degree, Masters degree in relevant field (completed or in process) an advantage.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to women's rights and violence against women.
  • Work or volunteer experience in the Global South beneficial.
  • Ability to work in Spanish or other second language preferred.
  • Skilled in using various computer packages.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Self-motivated, hard working and ability to take initiative.
  • Cultural competencies in working across regions in the Global South.
  • Ability to create positive, respectful relationships with activists, stakeholders and others.
Research assistant will work 20 hours per week (flexible scheduling) from an office in the greater Boston area beginning in January 2014.


Send the following to by December 10th:
  • a thoughtful cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position
  • resume
  • one page statement on why global movement building on violence against women is important
Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by December 20th 2013.

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