Project Officer

Southern Voice Project Officer
Location Remote
Application deadline 21 January 2024
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Full-time
Salary TBD
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Southern Voices is seeking a qualified and motivated project officer to contribute to debates on sustainable development and to coordinate research projects in the Global South.

About Southern Voice

Southern Voice is a network of 66 think tanks from the Global South. It has served as an open platform to generate and promote high-quality, evidence-based analyses for the global dialogue on the 2030 Agenda. As a network, Southern Voice leverages these unique resources to inform global debates.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Take a pivotal role in executing diverse Southern Voice Programmes, demonstrating proficiency in preparing project proposals, conceptual frameworks, work plans, etc.
  • Drive impactful desk research initiatives, producing high-quality outputs such as literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and insightful summaries to inform Southern Voice’s research initiatives.
  • Provide essential support in the research and writing phases of grant preparation, ensuring excellence throughout the lifecycle of research projects.
  • Actively contribute valuable insights derived from desk research to fortify Southern Voice’s position in the global discourse on pertinent issues.
  • Identify and help cultivate new partnerships and opportunities to enhance the global impact of Southern Voice Programmes.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans and timelines.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as directed by the Director of Programmes and Research, playing a key role in the effective implementation of Southern Voice’s programs and mission.

Experience and skills

  • Advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative research are required, gained from academic, policy research, or consulting backgrounds. The ideal candidate should showcase the ability to produce high-quality research outputs quickly, tailored for various audiences.
  • At least four years of professional experience working and managing research projects and providing research support in the International Development field.
  • Master’s degree in Economics, International Development, International Relations, or related disciplines.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills in English.
  • Proficient knowledge of Spanish and French are an advantage.
  • Strong familiarity with current debates in the field of International Development such as inequalities (gender, digital gaps, etc), digital transformation, climate change, etc.
  • Proficient in efficiently prioritizing tasks and managing workloads in a remote setting.
  • Demonstrates independent troubleshooting and addresses challenges with resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Exhibits reliability, accountability, and the ability to independently manage tasks for timely completion.
  • Possesses cultural sensitivity, fostering inclusivity in a remote work environment.
  • Actively contributes to building a positive team culture, promoting collaboration, and cultivating a sense of community among remote team members.