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Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years

Available Slots


Application Deadline

Jan 30, 2018 Apply

Job Description

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.

ONE is a high-energy and fast-paced global team, and we work hard pressing governments to deliver change that will improve the lives of millions of people living in extreme poverty.

We hire individuals who are professional, collaborative and creative thinkers with a passion for our mission. In exchange, our team receives great benefits, a comfortable working environment, and unique and exciting experiences which help bring about important change.

We are looking for an energetic, smart and motivated Research Assistant who believes in the power of research and evidence and wants to change the world with it. 

Become a ONE member and join more than 8 million people worldwide in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.


About the Opportunity

  • The Research Assistant will work with our Global policy team to support our policy-related activities. Specifically they will initially be responsible for supporting our work on Agriculture, Food security and Nutrition. The Assistant will work from our office, preferably in Abuja, and will report to the Policy Director.
  • We work in a collaborative and creative environment towards reaching a common goal of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. When you work for ONE, you will receive an exceptional benefits package along with the opportunity to contribute to worldwide causes impacting those most in need.

In this role, you will:

  • Collect, analyze, and edit reports on important policy issues on agriculture, food security and nutrition
  • Prepare for and attend internal and external briefings and meetings, taking thorough notes and reporting back to the Policy Director
  • Support the Policy Director in our work across several key agriculture and nutrition coalitions
  • Monitor all global trends in on our issues to ensure that the team is kept informed of relevant updates.
  • Update policy materials as needed
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor or designee.

What we need from you:

  • A Bachelor’s in International Development, Economics, Politics, Social Science, Agriculture or the equivalent
  • 1-2 years work experience in management consulting, a leading think-tank, academia, agriculture improvement programs, nutrition or any related field
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills. Experience of quantitative techniques and data science approaches is desirable.
  • Excellent experience of MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrable interest in development issues, and Africa
  • Excellent organizational capacities
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; French is desirable
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment and make good and responsible decisions
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
  • A can do attitude and a steadfast commitment to ONE’s mission and values.
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