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Research Assistant (Talent Pool)

TDEA-FAFEN | Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA)

Job Description

Note: This is a Talent Pool position. Candidates meeting the criteria may submit their job profiles. Our team will be screening your profiles on a rolling basis. In case your profile is shortlisted, our team may contact you as and when a new vacancy will arise.   

Job Objective:

The Research & Report Writing Assistant will be responsible for drafting analytical and quantitative research reports under the guidelines and direction of the Thematic Lead.

S/he will be contributing to developing reports as per the analytical framework of the research papers/reports/briefs and will work under the supervision of the Thematic Lead, Research and Reporting (R&R).

Main Responsibilities:

Research Reports:

  • Conduct desk and background research and extract the required information and references as per the guidelines and the framework of the research
  • Draft text to explain and elaborate the data tables and graphs as per the paper’s/report’s objective, framework and guidelines

Briefs & presentations:

  • Draft briefs, original/extracted from larger research/reports as per the supervisors’ guidelines
  • Draft presentations, memos, and articles under guidelines from the supervisor

Web Content:

  • Draft contents for websites, blogs and social media posts as per the guidelines provided by the supervisor

Misc. /General Tasks:

  • Coordinate with field teams for additional information and requirements not covered in the available datasets if and when required
  • Make field visits for gathering first-hand information if and when required
  • Coordinate with thematic units and focal persons on matters requiring collaboration/coordination if and when assigned the responsibility
  • To read and keep him/herself updated on core issues areas of interest and research, especially regarding elections and parliament related matters.
  • To perform any other task assigned by the Supervisor/Team Lead/Director Programs.


Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:

  • Preferably fresh Master’s degree in social sciences or the relevant field; or Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing skills;
  • Strong acumen of research;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels (including drafting and presentation)
  • Well versed in use of Ms. Office (Ms. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a team and independently;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations;
  • Detailed orientation, good time management skills;
  • Fluency in English and Urdu required.


TDEA is an equal opportunity employer –women, minorities, physically disabled/wheel chair users, the blind/visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired and/or persons with any other disabilities who otherwise qualify for the position are encouraged to apply.  TDEA provides accessible work environment to its disabled employees through reasonable accommodations without compromising on the quality of work.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews. Any attempt to influence the hiring process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate. Females are encouraged to apply.

If you know someone who may be suitable for this position, please encourage them to apply and circulate this vacancy widely.

Job Type
Posted On
Min Experience

Full Time

Nov 01, 2021

Jun 30, 2022



Islamabad (with travel to all Pakistan)