Senior Research Associate


Equality Institute

  • Career category:Research/ Data analysis
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 80000-85000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Permanent
  • Deadline:24/09/2023
  • Location:Australia
Gender-based violence (GBV)
An exciting opportunity has opened for an experienced researcher to join the research team at The Equality Institute. Working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders across the Asia and Pacific regions and in Australia, the Senior Research Associate contributes to building the global evidence-base for preventing violence against women and girls and promoting gender equality.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled mixed-methods researcher who can adeptly coordinate and contribute to a diverse suite of research and evaluations projects. In addition to strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, the Senior Research Associate will also possess strong writing skills, and will have strong understanding and commitment to applying intersectional-feminist and decolonising approaches to research.  

Who you are (essential)

  • 4+ years of professional experience conducting research and/or evaluations on gender equality, violence against women, and related fields.
  • Experience working and conducting research in the Asia and Pacific regions.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to low- and middle- income countries for field work are an essential part of this role.
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
  • Skilled at conducting desk-based and field-based research.
  • Strong writing skills, especially report writing.
  • Values aligned with The Equality Institute.
  • An intersectional feminist with a demonstrated understanding of ethical, safe, and decolonising approaches to research.
  • Melbourne-based preferred, although depending on the candidate’s level of experience, remote-based will also be considered.
  • Stakeholder engagement experience and adept at working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.

 Who you might be (desirable, but not essential)

  • Experience working in the South-Asia region  
  • Experience in policy, advocacy, and/or programming
  • Experience working on addressing violence against women (in response and/or prevention) in Australia
  • Facilitation, presentation, and training experience
  • Skills in utilising qualitative and quantitative research software (Nvivo, Stata, etc.)

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