Volunteer, Research and Publications Associate

Job Category: Volunteer
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Geneva India Nigeria
Onsite / Remote: Remote

United People Global is recruiting volunteers to support a project that is focused on generating insights and thought leadership on its institutional mission to contribute to building a world with people empowered.

This work explores the relevance of a variation of inputs and factors that are both quantitative and qualitative. These include: income factors, health, education, trust in institutions, crime and more. In addition, the work tests and explores insights from a variety of disciplines about the appropriate weight to be attributed to inputs and factors. Successful candidates should be comfortable with exploring and interrogating linkages across disciplines that may include: political science, economics, development economics, sociology, anthropology, international relations, linguistics and more. The work covers inputs from all continents, regions and subregions.

Volunteers in this role contribute to three main areas of work. Depending on the person’s expertise, the volunteer may contribute to some areas more than others. The areas are:

1. Research and Data Collection: Participating in the design and the execution of the research and data gathering process. This includes the assessment of methodologies, the design of execution plans, the execution of specific campaigns, mobilizing stakeholders to participate, building partnerships to support data collection, data analysis and results dissemination and more.

2. Converting Data to Information: Synthesize inputs that are both quantitative and qualitative. Test this data for relevance to the objectives of the exercise and make recommendations for the best way to interpret and to use the information that is observed.

3. Contribute to Dissemination: Support work to produce articles, blog posts and publications that feature insights from the Community. The ability to write well in English is an asset. The ability to write in languages other than English is especially welcome.

Location: Work takes place at the office of United People Global in Geneva, Switzerland. Remote work is also possible.


  • Master’s degree holder or Candidate for a Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of theory and practice related to economic and social development
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis tools such as Stata, SPSS and others.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong interest in data collection, data analysis and research methodologies is an asset
  • Ability to work in ambiguous settings especially in start-up mode
  • Strong co-ordination and/or project management skills

Dates: Duration ranges from 3 months to 6 months for this role. Longer may be possible.

Funding: This is a volunteer role that is unpaid.

Application deadline: Application is on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please apply as soon as possible.

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx
Scroll to Top